9 protest $6.9B NetCents II awards

 UPDATE: Air Force decides to reconsider its award decision and will reopen the competition. Click here for the update .

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.

About the Author

Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.

Reader Comments

Tue, May 1, 2012

The filing date is incorrect for a few of those

Tue, May 1, 2012

Protesting a bid is like being a spoiled brat. To the protesting companies - take your marbles and go home. No one wants to hear you cry.

Tue, May 1, 2012 Editor

We counted 9. One company was listed twice. Thanks

Tue, May 1, 2012

Looks like the number is up to 10 protestors now.

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