Air Force reveals first cut of $750M CENTCOM HQ support contract

The exterior of MacDill Air Force Base, home to Central Command's headquarters.

The exterior of MacDill Air Force Base, home to Central Command's headquarters. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Nunez

The service branch is particularly interested in hearing from two categories of small businesses for this opportunity to support senior leaders at Central Command's headquarters location.

The Air Force has given industry a first glimpse at how it plans to compete a potential five-year, $750 million contract vehicle for broad professional services to the U.S. Central Command's headquarters in Florida.

Only small businesses with the service-disabled veteran-owned and 8(a) distinctions are eligible to bid for the contract. The Air Force is planning 20 awards in total with an even split of winners in both groups, according to a Monday notice to release the draft solicitation.

Comments on that preview of the multiple-award CENTCOM Headquarters IDIQ for Professional Services contract are due by May 15.

The so-called CHIPS contract will support multiple CENTCOM directorates, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff and other Defense Department components.

CENTCOM is headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida and covers an area of responsibility over 21 countries, primarily in the Middle East.

Awardees will be responsible for program management services, management and program analysis, assessment, monitoring, and evaluation, information technology, data science, logistics management, operational contract support, vendor threat mitigation, acquisition management, and intelligence services.

No information on an incumbent contract was available at the time of publication.