Air Force awards $352m outsourcing contracts for base support

Air Force awards $352m outsourcing contracts for base support

By Bill Murray

GCN Staff

AUG. 22—The Air Force has selected two contractors to take over base operations support at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in a five-year, $352 million program that is one of the service's largest outsourcing initiatives.

Air Education and Training Command officials last week tentatively announced cost-plus-incentive-fee contract awards to Computer Sciences Corp. and Phoenix Management Inc. of Austin, Texas, said Maj. Byron James, a 37th Training Wing spokesman at Lackland. The contracts must withstand a 30-day review by interested parties, followed by a 30-day period during which those groups may protest the awards, he said.

More than 1,400 jobs would be outsourced through the contracts, which CSC officials are calling the Lackland 21st Century Services Consolidated program.

Under the contracts, Phoenix Management will provide airfield operations services, and CSC will take over civil engineering, communications, transportation, supply, services and missions support work, James said. The companies will take over base operations support in April 2001.

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