Eight companies have won potential $6.9 billion information technology products contract with the U.S. Air Force, covering commercial-off-the-shelf products for the branch’s Internet Protocol network.
The Air Force awarded the potential six-year contract as a result of corrective action taken last year, the Defense Department said Friday.
Netcents-2 was first awarded in April 2012 and the Air Force announced the corrective action the following month, saying it wanted to address the vehicle’s technical and price requirements.
Awardees of this new round include:
- Ace Technology Partners
- CDW Government
- CounterTrade Products
- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD)
- Intelligent Decisions
- Iron Bow Technologies
- World Wide Technology
Contractors will compete to provide the Air Force networking equipment, servers and storage, peripherals, multimedia, software not included on other enterprise licenses and hardware and software for identity management and biometrics.
Air Force customers are required to use this contract vehicle to purchase netcentric products, the Pentagon said.