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FCW : August 15, 2015
N ETCENTS-2 IS NOT a monolithic contract, but comprises different IDIQ vehicles that all have their own contract ceilings and vendor awards. As of mid-May this year, after years of turmoil and protests, all of them had been awarded and were open for business, each with different teams of contracting officials, engineers and subject matter experts providing users help with acquisitions. The early awards, in order, are: • Enterprise Integration and Service Management: Fully awarded by November 30, 2010, and worth a total of $460 million over eight years, though with a five-year order period that ends after 2015. • Application Services (Small Business): Awarded June 21, 2012, with a ceiling of $960 million over 10 years. • NetCentric Products: Awarded November 6, 2010, and worth $9.6 billion over six years. • The other categories, after delays to settle numerous protests and challenges, were made in March and April 2015: • Application Services (Full & Open): Awarded March 31, and worth $960 million over 10 years. • Network Operations & Infrastructure Solutions (Small Business): Awarded April 2, with a ceiling of $5.79 billion over 10 years. • Network Operations & Infrastructure Solutions (Full & Open): Awarded May 15, and worth 7.91 billion over 10 years. • The smaller contracts that were awarded early have already seen significant business. EISM, for example, has a five year ordering period running to June 21, 2017 and has a quarter of its ceiling accounted for. The small business Application Services contract ordering runs seven years through June 21, 2019 and half of its total has so far been booked. The delays in awarding the various contracts means there is some confusion about where the orders stand and what damage may have been caused to the long-term performance of NETCENTS-2. But there’s no longer any leeway to wonder, since the last day for performance or delivery of NETCENTS-1 orders is September 9, 2015. The many delays could have an impact on the potential value of NETCENTS-2, according to market researcher Deltek, eroding some of the boost that mandatory use and the overall scope of the program provided. “Specifically, due to the delays, much of the work intended for NETCENTS-2 was instead procured through alternate means,” Deltek analysts said. “Alliant was a primary recipient of Air Force contracting dollars, as well as NASA SEWP, Army ITES and GSA Schedules. This fostered the slow start for the different NETCENTS-2 contracts, as the redirected tasks will be slow to move back to the NETCENTS-2 program.” Additionally, they said, restrictions on usage by other agencies will limit acquisitions by non-Air-Force entities, as will the fact that other agencies have now also established their own program to provide products and services. The Army bought some $776 million under NETCENTS-1, they said, but, as of June 2015, had obligated less than $500,000 under NETCENTS-2 and is unlikely to do the kind business it did on the previous contract when it has too many other options. But other services and Defense Department agencies have typically been a small part of the the NETCENTS customer base, according to Robert Smothers, the NETCENTS program manager. “Our expectation is that will continue,” he said. “We will assess the market at the end of next year, which will be the second year of operations of NetOps and Infrastructure Solutions. There has been interest expressed (in that) by other agencies but, since the contract was awarded so late in the fiscal year, no task orders have been awarded yet.” All of the contracts are open to users outside of the Air Force except for the EISM contract. That’s specifically PROTESTS AND LATE START MUDDY NETCENTS-2 FUTURE FCW.COM/2015NETCENTSCONTRACTGUIDE S-30 CONTRACT GUIDE SPONSORED REPORT NETCENTS-2
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