The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service has awarded 28 companies spots on a potential five-year, $2 billion contract to provide light fixed-wing aircraft and personnel to support the administration and protection of public lands.
The Light Fixed Wing National Air Attack multiple-award contract has a one-year base period and four option years and was competed as a total small business set-aside program, according to an award notice published Friday.
The aircraft will be used to support various missions, including fire support, law enforcement, project and administrative flights, according to a solicitation published in December 2021.
The contract will require relief personnel to provide daily coverage during the mandatory availability period.
According to the solicitation, an aerial supervision mission’s standard configuration includes a pilot, an air tactical group supervisor and a second ATGS or instructor.
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