The US Air Fore (USAF) has awarded the network-centric solution-2 (NETCENTS-2) products contract to value-adding IT equipment reseller CounterTrade Products.
Valued at $6.9bn, the contract features a three-year base performance period, and three option years, and is designed to provide the air force with networking equipment, servers, storage systems, peripherals, and software and identity management/biometric solutions.
Specifically, the contract seeks to consolidate the disparate networks, multiple computing centres, and stove-pipe systems that are currently managed by the air force.
CounterTrade sales vice-president Joe Boglino said the company will deliver the technology and solutions the air force will require for re-engineering and modernisation of its legacy systems.
"Our experienced team is fully committed to help the Air Force reach its objective of delivering the right information, in the right format, to the right place, at the right time," Boglino said.
A follow-on recompete of NETCENTS acquisition vehicle for telecommunications and IT services, the NETCENTS-2 contract aims to simplify the acquisition of services and capabilities by soldiers through the supply of a range of IT network-centric and telephony products, services and solutions, such as net-centric operations and missions.
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Additional services provided by the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) include sustainment, migration, integration, training, help desk, testing and programme operations for the air force and Department of Defense (DoD) worldwide.
Apart from the Netcentric Products contract, NETCENTS-2 also supports application services, NetOps and infrastructure, and enterprise integration and services management contracts.
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/HICK, located at Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, Alabama, US, serves as the contracting activity.