ESC issues first post-ITSP awards
By Chuck Paone, Electronic Systems Center Public Affairs
/ Published November 20, 2006
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass --
The Electronic Systems Center issued the first contracted-services awards of the post-Information Technology Strategic Plan era with the recent selection of two companies.
The awards, which were for Specialized Cost Services, went to Tecelote Corp. and Quantech Corp. The contracts cover a four-year period of performance and are worth a total of $88 million.
The center is replacing the ITSP with a three-part program. The Specialized Cost Services category is one of the three components. The others -- Professional Acquisition Support Services and Engineering and Technical Acquisition Support Services -- are also moving rapidly forward, said Linda Jean, ESC's Contracted Support director.
The companies selected will provide cost estimating services in support of research, development and production activities at ESC. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, cost analysis and estimation of services such as program and price estimates.
Work efforts will also support so-called 'what-if' analyses, Earned Value Management determinations, support to selective acquisition reports and Program Objective Memorandum calculations.
Other work efforts may include cost analysis requirements descriptions, milestone reviews, Operational Readiness Inspection, economic analysis and analysis of alternatives, developing and sustaining cost tools and a centralized data repository and performing cost research projects.
The first of five SCS task orders, covering support to the 551st Electronic Systems Wing and valued at approximately $12 million, was awarded to Tecelote. Other task orders will be competed among the two firms over the next two months, Ms. Jean said.
While significant, the SCS portion represents only a fraction of the entire Advisory and Assistance Services work for the center. PASS is expected to value about $800 million over a five-year span, and ETASS is valued at $480 million over a three-year duration.
All PASS, ETASS and SCS awards and transitions will be complete by June 30, 2007, Ms. Jean said.