Twenty-five companies in total will now compete for delivery orders to provide information technology products to the U.S. Air Force for the branch’s Internet Protocol network under a potential six-year, $6.9 billion contract vehicle.
Nine companies have joined the list of NETCENTS-2 netcentric products vehicle awardees eligible for orders after the Air Force originally awarded positions to eight companies in April, then doubled the number of contractors to 16 in August.
A Tuesday Defense Department notice says the new round of awards completes a corrective action undertaken by the branch.
The new round of awardees includes:
- Dell Federal Systems
- Federal Networked Systems
- Force 3
- Harris IT Services (NYSE: HRS)
- Insight Public Sector
- Presidio Networked Solutions
- Sterling Computers
Netcentric products is one of five categories covered under NETCENTS-2 including applications services, network operations and infrastructure solutions, enterprise integration and service management and IT professional services.