Diligent Consulting Wins IDIQ Contract from the U.S. Air Force
Sep 14, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Diligent Consulting announced that they were awarded a Netcents-2 Application Services - Small Business (SB) IDIQ contract from the U.S. Air Force.
This $960M IDIQ has a three year base period and four one year option periods, with a performance period of up to ten years, if all option periods are exercised.
According to a release, the contract scope covers a range of services such as application development, sustainment, migration, integration, training, help desk support, testing and operational support. Other services include exposing data from Authoritative Data Sources (ADS) to support web-services or Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) constructs in AF enterprise environments. One great benefit will be the contract's role in enabling the Air Force IT transformation initiative. It will enable the IT lifecycle using a standard, consistent AF roadmap and architecture, to include legacy operational and sustainment activities, revitalization or migration of legacy systems, the development of new mission capabilities and applications including net-centric data services, web services, COTS software integration, mobile applications, and future service-oriented capabilities.
In addition to it being a mandatory use contract for the Air Force, Netcents-2 is also available to Department of Defense and other federal agencies when the requirements relate to interoperability with Air Force capabilities; supports Air Force IT infrastructure, applications or operations; supports host-tenant arrangements involving Air Force units; or is in support of joint operations and solutions. Also, if a Small Business grows to exceed the $25M size standard, solely due to organic growth (not acquisition related), the company can be transitioned to the Netcents-2 Full and Open Application Services IDIQ if they meet the necessary criteria.
"Our clients will love the fact that Netcents-2 has features that significantly shorten the procurement lead time of task orders and is flexible and very easy to use," said Rick Riney, Diligent COO. "It will be a major enabler for applications that need to move to the Cloud."
"Over the last few years we have successfully completed full lifecycle development for several Air Force systems and are currently working on others," said David Cerminaro, Diligent President and CEO. "We have been able to reduce costs for the Air Force by modernizing old legacy code to current web-based technology, enabled by Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), and fully documented following Department of Defense Architectural Framework (DODAF) 2.0 guidelines. This contract greatly strengthens Diligent's capability to support our clients and grow our company."
Diligent delivers application development, modernization and sustainment solutions.
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