NORFOLK, Va., 8 Oct. 2008. Leaders of U.S. Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., are expanding contracting opportunities to a broad range of companies by re-competing the command's Joint Concept Development and Experimentation Directorate contract to support the command's experimentation efforts.
The re-competition of Joint Command's Joint Concept Development and Experimentation Directorate (J9) contract should enable a larger number of companies to compete for several contracts, rather than competing for just one large contract.
The Joint Concept Development and Experimentation Directorate contract is set to expire next summer. The expiring contract has a value ceiling of more than
"We're breaking [the contract] up into smaller ones, making them more manageable and doing some things that'll foster greater competition where everybody will win," says Navy Capt. John Polowczyk, Joint Command's business manager. "We'll get increased competition, increased downward pressure on price through added competition at both the contract and individual task order levels, we give more of industry a chance to compete and win work as a prime contractor, not just as a subcontractor."
The re-competition process will begin in November, and officials say they hope to have solicitations in place by the end of 2008. For more information contact Joint Forces Command online at www.jfcom.mil.