JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A collaborative effort between the Air Force Installation Contracting Center and Air Force Civil Engineer Center led to the award of Pool 3 contracts Aug. 30, 2021, as part of the $2 billion Architect-Engineer Next program consisting of four contractor pools.
The contracts, awarded by the 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, support the Air and Space Forces’ infrastructure design and construction mission.
Pool 3 contracts are a partnership between AFICC, AFCEC, Air Force Foreign Material Sales and the U.S. Army Installation Management Command and cover projects focused on general infrastructure requirements to include non-airfield paving and utilities in the United States.
Three of the four pools under AE Next have now been awarded -- Pool 4 was awarded in February to 17 contractors and Pool 1 in July to 14 contractors.
AFCEC, who oversees the Air Force’s military construction program, will continue to work with AFICC to award Pool 2, the remaining pool in the AE Next program. It focuses on facilities across installations in the United States.
Under Pool 3, eight small-business contracting firms will provide a full spectrum of world-class design and consulting capabilities to enhance installation readiness and lethality with resilient and sustainable infrastructure.
“We’re excited to partner with these small businesses to deliver design capabilities for infrastructure work throughout the United States,” said Dr. Tim Sullivan, chief of AFCEC’s Technical Services Division. “We look forward to a long and productive relationship between these firms, Air Force installations and Space Force installations.”
In addition to the Air and Space Forces, the Pool 3 contract suite is also available to U.S. Army IMCOM.
“AFCEC’s long-standing partnership and collaboration with industry is critical to delivering the resilient and combat-ready infrastructure we need,” said Col. Dave Norton, deputy director of AFCEC’s Facility Engineering Directorate. “Through the AE Next program, AFCEC helps installations get superior design capabilities and innovative engineering solutions to effectively drive forward complex construction programs and meet mission priorities.”
AFCEC’s Facility Engineering Directorate is overseeing the four awards in the AE Next program and is working with contractors on execution of services to ensure they are delivered on time and within budget.