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Dec 1, 2011

Forty-eight companies will vie for almost $6 billion in task orders as the Air Force unveils two indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity firm-fixed-price contracts for a variety of support services.

Twenty-nine companies have been named to two contractor pools worth a total of $4.7 billion: a full and open competition pool for large businesses and a small business pool. Both call for management and professional support services, studies, analyses and evaluations, and engineering and technical services, according to a Nov. 29 Defense Department announcement.

The task orders call for assistance for facilities at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, including Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Aeronautical Systems Center, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Institute of Technology, and National Air and Space Intelligence Command.

The Acquisition Management Integration Center in Newport News, Va., is the contracting activity.

The large business awards go to:

Booz Allen Hamilton
CACI International Inc.
Computer Sciences Corp.
Cubic Applications Inc.
Jacobs Technology Inc./Tybrin Corp.
L-3 Services Inc.
MacAulay-Brown Inc.
Science Applications International Corp.
Spectrum Comm Inc.
The Analysis Group, L.L.C.
USFalcon Inc.

Small business awards go to:

Apogee Solutions Inc.
Avanco International Inc.
Blue Force L.L.C.
Catapult Consultants L.L.C.
ComCon Technologies Inc.
D3 Air and Space Operations
ITility L.L.C.
Object CTalk Inc.
Phantom Eagle L.L.C.
Pioneer Technologies Corp.
Sawdey Solution Services Inc.
ZCSolutions L.L.C.
B3H Corp.
Insignia Technology Services L.L.C.
Prevailance Inc.
Quantell Inc.
R&K Enterprise Solutions

Under the second multiple-award contract, 19 companies will compete for a total maximum of $950 million in task orders.

These task orders also will provide support in the areas of management and professional support services, studies, analyses and evaluations; and engineering and technical services at the named facilities at Wright-Patterson AFB.

The Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is the contracting activity on this contract.

Contractors are:

Array Information Technology Inc.
Centech Group Inc.
DCS Corp.
Enterprise Information Services, Inc.
ERC Inc.
Intelligent Decisions
Innovative Technologies Corp.
Leader Communications Inc.
Linquest Corp.
MCR Federal L.L.C.
National Technologies Associates Inc.
Oasis Systems
Paragon Technology Group Inc.
Peerless-MacB J.V.
PESystems Inc.
Quantech Services Inc.
Spectrum Comm Inc.

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Jul 5, 2011

Contractors lured to task-order contracts by the promise of a big payoff...

In sports parlance, it’s known as going for the gold. The term also applies in government contracting, as more and more companies are seeking the gold to be found in the large federal indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract vehicles.

“Come July and August, the IDIQs light up like Christmas trees,” said Paul Strasser, senior vice president and general manager of Dynamics Research Corp.’s federal group. “There are task orders going out like crazy because, with the continuing resolutions, agencies are trying to spend the money they have allocated. The IDIQ has become by far the vehicle of choice. So you have to prepare.”

“The smarter smaller companies are looking at the vehicles earlier and seeing what resources it’s going to take to win,” said Mark Amtower, co-founder of the Government Market Master certificate program at the George Mason University School of Management and a Washington Technology contributor. “The large companies have two avenues. They can buy a company that owns the IDIQ or wait until the recompete and try to win it. However, there are no guarantees for the recompete.” Read full article.

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Mar 11, 2011

Eight companies, including Lockheed Martin Corp., BAE Systems Inc., and L-3 Services, have been named to an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, performance-based contract that includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the individual contracts to an estimated $183 million.

Under the awards, the contractors will provide Integrated Security Systems Sustainment support services in Charleston, S.C.; Norfolk, Va.; and Washington, D.C.; according to a Defense Department announcement today.
The awardees and the value of their individual contracts are:
  • Lockheed Martin Corp., $34,670,212;
  • Chenega Technical Services Corp., LLC, $36,009,534;
  • Dataline LLC, 36,193,425;
  • BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services Inc., $36,194,645;
  • M.C. Dean Inc., $35,520,355;
  • DRS Technical Services Inc., $34,653,184;
  • L-3 Services Inc., $33,489,745;
  • Systems Applications and Solutions, $34,864,977.
Work is expected to be completed by March 2012. If all options are exercised, work could continue until March 2016, the announcement said.
This contract was competitively procured by full and open competition via the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center e-Commerce Central website and the Federal Business Opportunities website, with eight offers received.
The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, S.C., is the contracting activity.  Read full article.


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Sep 3, 2010

There is a rising trend in the number of protested federal contracts. Is this trend due to confusing statistics or just causes? Let’s take a closer look.

·         The protest will not ruin your relationship with the customer
·         You have consulted with a protest lawyer and there is a protest able flaw in the procurement
o   There is good chance the award will be overturned and you will be given the award
o   There is a good chance you will win the re-procurement
·         You are the incumbent
·         You are protesting a multiple award IDIQ contract where the task order customer is removed from the IDIQ decision makers
Do Not Protest
·         The protest may ruin your relationship with the customer
·         You have no money for the legal fees and it may cause you to spend too much money
·         You will only achieve a re-procurement
·         You can show your concerns in a positive way and then back away from a formal protest
·         You do not want to take the focus away from your company winning new business in the future
Make sure you have your facts straight before making any decisions about protesting. The best advice is to speak with a protest lawyer before talking with the customer or speaking publicly.
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