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August 15, 2016 FCW.COM 31 And because NetCents-2 was designed to support DOD’s Joint Vision 2020 goals, all five contracts have additional value for the other military services and Defense agencies. To date, the NetCentric Products contract has produced the bulk of NetCents-2 awards. That’s partly because it has been up and running since November 2013 (only the Appli- cation Solutions Small Business contract has been online longer). But the way orders are placed also plays a role. Instead of issuing a product catalog as many other acquisition vehicles do, NetCents-2 leaves it up to buyers to either specify what they want or describe what they need to accomplish. Then the bidders suggest products and services to meet those requirements. The benefits of that approach are not limited to products; buyers can find significant price breaks or other conces- sions at the end of a product year or cycle. All the products available through NetCents-2 are related to networking in some way. And all are divided into catego- ries. The products consist of components and equipment that provide networking capability within buildings or con- nect buildings to base networks. Other products — such as desktops, laptops, printers and smartphones — are made available through other competitive commodity buys. Also of note: Although lowest price technically acceptable criteria play a key role in NetCents-2’s efforts to drive down costs, buyers are not limited to that approach. A variety of task-order types are available, and each customer can decide whether the need for innovation or evolving requirements would argue against using LPTA. n Integration Technologies Group Intelligent Decisions Iron Bow Technologies M2 Technology MicroTech PCMG Presidio Networked Solutions Red River Computer Co. Sterling Computers Unicom Government (formerly GTSI) World Wide Technology NETOPS AND INFRASTRUCTURE Network infrastructure system solu- tions, operations and maintenance; systems management; configuration management; email, storage and direc- tory services; wireless devices; video- conferencing; modeling and simulation solutions; and voice over IP. Contract ceiling: $7.9 billion Open for orders through May 2022 if all four one-year options are exercised. Open to all federal agencies without restriction. Vendors: AT&T Government Solutions BAE Systems Information Solutions Booz Allen Hamilton Computer Sciences Corp. Federal Network Systems General Dynamics IT Harris IT Services HP Enterprise Services IBM L-3 National Security Solutions LGS Innovations Lockheed Martin NCI Information Systems NextiraOne Federal Northrop Grumman Systems Raytheon Co. Science Applications International Corp. SRA International Telos URS Federal Services NETOPS AND INFRASTRUCTURE SMALL BUSINESS Network infrastructure system solu- tions, operations and maintenance; systems management; configuration management; email, storage and direc- tory services; wireless devices; video- conferencing; modeling and simulation solutions; and voice over IP. Contract ceiling: $5.8 billion Open for orders through April 2022 if all four one-year options are exercised. Open to all federal agencies without restriction. Vendors: Abacus Technology American Systems Atlantic CommTech BTAS CDO Technologies Centech Group EPS Corp. Epsilon Systems Solutions Indus Corp. Intelligent Decisions Micro Technologies Smartronix SMS Data Products Group STG Sumaria Systems Technica Telos NEED TO KNOW MORE? NetCents-2 customer service ques- tions should be directed to email@example.com. Or go to netcents.af.mil. 0815fcw_025-031.indd 31 7/25/16 10:09 AM
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