The U.S. Air Force's Network Centric Solutions 2 (NETCENTS 2) contract consists of a collection of acquisitions that have replaced the current NETCENTS contract vehicle with seven separate indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts. The total value of NETCENTS-II is $24+ billion over a seven-year period. NETCENTS-II is managed by the AFPEO Business Enterprise Services (BES) at Gunter Annex, Maxwell AFB. Under the NETCENTS-II NetOps and Infrastructure Solutions Full and Open ID/IQ contract structure, Black Box could provide an indefinite quantity of supplies or services through 2025 as this $7.9 billion ID/IQ contract provides a full range of information technology services and solutions.
The NETCENTS 2 contract provides all federal agencies access to a NO FEE vehicle encompassing a broad base of technical areas and serviced by industry leading companies like Black Box. Black Box offers several key advantages to customers through the NETCENTS 2 program:
- Scope of the Global NETCENTS 2 contract is an exact fit to Black Box's core competencies and world-wide footprint.
- Global leadership in IT, Telecommunications, Security, Data Center, Network Technologies, and Infrastructure solutions.
- Global footprint and strategically located offices ensure that all task orders are managed by a regionally focused team of installation and project management personnel.
- Black Box's strategic teaming partners enhance our solutions capabilities in communications, infrastructure, technical support and maintenance.
- Our expertise is serving the technology life cycle from consulting, planning and design through implementation, support and management.
- Black Box offers around-the-clock and around-the-globe support for all our solution implementations through five fully integrated Technical Assistance Centers located in the U.S. and more than 3,000 technical engineering and support Team Members worldwide.
- Managed Infrastructure
- Enterprise Level Security
- GIG Network Defense
- GIG Enterprise Management
- Outside Plant / Inside Plant
- Network Management / Network Defense
- Enterprise Messaging and Directory
- Enterprise Application Services
- Network Command and Control (C2)
- Data and Virtualization / Migration Services
- System Upgrade/Update Support
- Site Preparation
- Communications Operation and Maintenance
- Software Support
- Storage and Networking
- Disaster Recovery / COOP
- Information Lifecycle Management
- Metadata Infrastructure Services
- Legacy Infrastructure Support
- Voice Over IP
The US Army's WCIS BOA encompasses the full extent of services and supplies required to deliver global WCIS capabilities in support of the Project Manager Installation Information Infrastructure – Communications and Capabilities (I3C2) mission including the subordinate Product Manager Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP), Manager Power Projection Enablers (P2E), and Product Director Korea Transformation (KT) and any future I3C2 organization.
Black Box provides:
- Engineering, furnishing, installing, testing, integration, implementation, and enterprise services support for the complete spectrum of IT equipment and service requirements of the Army and DOD
- Solution development, process development, integration and implementation of COTS IT products and services
- Technical and program management and analysis, material acquisition, design, engineering, testing, logistical services, training, and authority to purchase any materials required to support these tasks
- Turn-key customer solutions from site preparation through equipment installation, cutover, migration support, training, initial logistics support including modifications and upgrades
The NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) is the NATO agency responsible for developing, procuring and implementing C3 capabilities for NATO. Through the NC3A, Black Box was awarded a place on an IDIQ contract vehicle whose purpose is to provide simplified and streamlined acquisition of voice (including VOIP), data, and unified communications (UC) solutions.
The government's one-stop shop for buying telecommunications, network, and communications solutions. Connections II meets government agencies' equipment, building, and campus infrastructure needs, and it provides professional services to support existing networks and design customized client-specific solutions. Whether an agency requires transition planning and integration services or infrastructure installation and implementation, Connections II provides a comprehensive solution for all federal agency telecommunications needs.
The IMOD award is a successor to the Digital Switched Systems Modernization Program (DSSMP) contracts. Black Box Network Services is a prime contractor listed as NextiraOne Federal on the U.S. Army Infrastructure Modernization (IMOD) contract. The IMOD Program supports the U.S. Army PEO-EIS I3MP program, which offers voice, data, and infrastructure solutions, services, and lifecycle support to the U.S. Army and other DoD Agencies. IMOD is a 10-Year IDIQ contract which was awarded in December of 2006.
Black Box was recently awarded the GSA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic) Telecommunications Services IDIQ contract vehicle. The GSA, along with federal agencies, can procure a wide variety of telecommunications services through this vehicle. Agencies can count on GSA's Mid-Atlantic Region for value-added support and expertise in the acquisition of telecommunications services and equipment. Products and services provided include the following:
- Local and long distance communications services;
- Voice, data, and video equipment and services;
- Wire and cable installation;
- PBX and related equipment installation and support;
- Wireless solutions including cellular, microwave, and satellite;
- Project integration including design, procurement, installation, and follow-on support;
- Telecommunications equipment and services needed to move into a new facility; and
- "First/last mile" equipment and services including PBXs, key systems, ordering services, and managing the ongoing provision of services, including billing operations.
The intent of this contract is to provide COTS equipment to SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic contracted agencies that will meet existing and future mission support requirements. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative ceiling to an estimated $500,000,000. Equipment may include the following:
- Related equipment and accessories
- Equipment support may include installation, training, evaluation and repair, configuration, and upgrade kits
Black Box's capabilities span 21 of SeaPort-e's 22 functional services areas in all seven geographic zones.
- Research and Development Support
- Engineering, System Engineering, and Process Engineering Support
- Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support
- Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Support
- System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
- Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support
- Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support
- Human Factors, Performance, and Usability Engineering Support
- System Safety Engineering Support
- Configuration Management (CM) Support
- Quality Assurance (QA) Support
- Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support
- Inactivation and Disposal Support
- Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support
- MeasurementFacilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support
- Logistics Support
- Supply and Provisioning Support
- Training Support
- In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support
- Program Support
- Functional and Administration Support
- SeaPort-e furthers the Navy's Seapower 21 objective to increase efficiency, and allows for tailoring services according to the needs of geographically dispersed organizations with significantly diverse product area requirements and missions.