United States: Air force requests for RFP for enterprise IT service contracts

Apr 03, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

The US Air Force has put out a request for proposals (RFP) for 'phase 2' of its enterprise IT service delivery, a contract which is a potential 10-year deal with a $12.5 billion budget and will work towards the Air Force's goals to centralize its many IT modernization efforts. 

This contract is extended to large and small businesses and looks to “modernize, operate and maintain the network infrastructure on all Department of the Air Force locations, to include Guard and Reserve bases.” At least five contracts are planned to be awarded to eight firms, and a minimum of three contracts to HUBZone companies, women-owned small businesses, and service-disabled veteran-owned small business firms.

"They started by essentially absorbing the bases that were part of our risk reduction experiment originally, that preceded the acquisition, and they are right now delivering common central services that will be applicable to all bases,” William Beauchamp, deputy chief information officer at the Air Force told FNN.

"We fully expect that more and more applications will be moving into our cloud architecture. That’s called CloudOne today, and that contract is up for renewal. It will be re-competed, and it will be calling it CloudOne Next, but the intent is that it will be just the next evolution of the CloudOne program,” he said to FNN.