Losing bidders cry foul over Air Force decision to not give them contracts.
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Nine companies have filed protests with the Government Accountability Office after they failed to win spots on the $6.9 billion NetCents II contract.
The Air Force in early April picked nine companies to provide commercial IT products under its NetCents II umbrella. Other portions of the $24.2 billion ceiling program are still in the source selection process, including awards to small and large businesses.
The nine protestors over the hardware portion are:
- Integration Technologies Group Inc.
- MicroTechnologies LLC
- Dell Federal Systems
- Sterling Computers Corp.
- Harris IT Services Corp.
- immixTechnology Inc.
- Insight Public Sector
- FCN Inc.
- World Wide Technology Inc.
Sterling was the first to file, submitting its paperwork to GAO on April 23, according to the agency’s website. A decision on its protest is due Aug. 1.
Integration Technologies Group and MicroTech, filed their protests on April 27, with a due date of Aug. 6. Dell filed on April 26 and also expects a decision by Aug. 6.
Harris, immixTechnology, Insight Public Sector, FCN and World Wide Technology filed protests on April 30 and expect a decision by Aug. 8.
Commercial products to be sold through the contract include networking equipment, servers and storage, peripherals, multimedia, software, and identity management/biometric hardware and associated software.
The NetCents program supports the Global Information Grid architecture, the Defense Information Infrastructure, the Air Force, and the Defense Communications Systems' info-structure for computer networks and telecommunications network mission areas, according to the Defense Department announcement.
The contract runs through July 2022.
The winners are:
- Ace Technology Partners LLC, Arlington Heights, Ill.
- Blue Tech Inc., San Diego
- FedStore Corp., Rockville, Md.
- General Dynamics IT
- Global Technology Resources Inc., Denver
- GTSI Corp., Herndon, Va.
- Iron Bow Technologies LLC, Chantilly, Va.
- M2 Technology Inc. San Antonio
- Red River Computer Co., Claremont, N.H.
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