48 firms to compete for almost $6B in Air Force work

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
  • Decypher-PSI
  • 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.
  • BTAS 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.
  • Sumaria

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

Reader Comments

Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Everybody's right here...each of us, GS and Contractor supply something to the Govt....nothing is FREE. GOvt employees are getting fired faster these days and contractors stay if they can carry their weight. If the are SETA or highly experienced, they can stay as long as the contractor keeps winning the contract. Its all about attrition and survival of the fittest.

Tue, Jun 5, 2012

Why is it that between military, civil service employees and support contractors, that each one wants to put the other down. One day a support contractor may want to be a civil servant, and one day a civil servant may want to be a support contractor, and a military member may want to be either, but we still pound each other into the ground.

Sat, Dec 3, 2011

True if one looks at the salaries of GS/GW and those of contractor personnel. However, one must add to the GS/GW health benefits, retirement benefits, paid leave, sick leave, etc. The OSD comptroller has released new "fully burden" government employee costs. The cost of a government employee, fully burden" averages $166,000 annually. In addition, government employee unlike contractor employees cannot be terminated as quickly a contractor employee. Finally, while a contractor employee is paid to do only one job as defined by the contract, the government employee is often has to perform "duties as assigned", additional duties and/or wear more than one hat-i.e., perform 2 or 3 full time jobs at once. Bottom-line here is it might be cheaper to have a government employee do what one contractor is doing providing only the duties performed by the contractor are done by the government employee and no more. All that said, the AF lacks the proper manpower tools to quickly and accurately determine how best to optimize its work, workforce and budget. Bottom-line here is the AF, like the rest of DOD, will make the same mistakes this time as it did after the end of each past war.

Fri, Dec 2, 2011 True TRuth

Disagree with nameless above...contractors don't cost more than govies. Contractors don't pull a pension, don't have the benefits, don't have free reign to do whatever they want. We actually have to do our jobs. We can get fired, replaced, removed on a moments notice.

Fri, Dec 2, 2011

Air Force is cutting 10,000 + GS/WG positions and now they are paying billions to contractors to do the work that federal employees are ready, willing and able to accomplish. Contractors always cost more than GS/WG. How is this going to reduce costs????

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