US Air Force Issues Billion Dollar Space Operations Center RFP
Washington Technology reports that the US Air Force issued a request for proposals for its Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System Integrator procurement on Sept. 9, 2005. Proposals for the 10-year contract, which consists of a three-year base period and seven one-year options, are due on Oct. 11, 2005. The Air Force has not specified an award date, but Reston, VA-based market research firm Input estimates the award will be made in November 2005.
Under the contract, the Air Force will hire a lead systems integrator to manage IT in its air and space operations centers worldwide. The systems integrator will integrate mission and infrastructure systems built by multiple contractors onto a common, service-based IT platform that supports the Air and Space Operations Center’s mission. Valuations for this contract by industry analysts range from $600 million to over a billion dollars. The RFP is available online.