CAAS IV overview

Contracted Advisory and Assistance (CAAS) IV

The CAAS IV Program, managed by Air Combat Command (ACC) Acquisition Management and Integration Center (AMIC), is a strategic initiative entered into with the Air Force District of Washington (AFDW) Contracting Directorate (AFDW/PK). ACC AMIC supports Headquarters (HQ) ACC mission requirements, and AFDW supports HQ Air Force (HAF), Secretary of the Air Force (SAF) organizations, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), and AFDW/PK customer mission requirements.

The CAAS IV contract provides Advisory & Assistance Services (A&AS) support in accordance with (IAW) Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 37.2 in the areas of:

Management and Professional Support Services: contractual services that provide assistance, advice or training for the efficient and effective management and operation of organizations, activities (including management and support services for research and development (R&D) activities), or systems. These services are normally closely related to the basic responsibilities of the agency originating the requirement for the acquisition of services by contract. Included are efforts that support or contribute to improved organization of program management, logistics management, project monitoring and reporting, data collection, budgeting, accounting, performance auditing, and administrative technical support for conferences and training programs.

Studies, Analyses and Evaluations: contracted services that provide organized, analytical assessments/evaluations in support of policy development, decision-making, management, or administration. Included are studies in support of R&D activities. Also included are acquisitions of models, methodologies, and related software supporting studies, analysis or evaluations.

Engineering and Technical Services: contractual services used to support the program office during The acquisition cycle by providing such services as systems engineering and technical direction (see FAR 9.505-1(b)) to ensure the effective operations and maintenance of a weapon system or a major system as defined in Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-109 or to provide direct support of a weapons system that is essential to research, development, production, operations or maintenance of a system.

Outputs may take the form of information, advice, opinions, alternatives, analyses, evaluations, recommendations, training and services (see FAR 37.203).

Performance under this contract shall be required both within the Continental United States (CONUS), to include Alaska and Hawaii, and outside the Continental United States (OCONUS).

In accordance with FAR 37.202, A&AS services acquired under CAAS IV may not include routine information technology services, unless they are an integral part of an A&AS contract; architectural and engineering services as defined in the Brooks Architect-Engineers Act (40 U.S.C. 1102); and research on theoretical mathematics and basic research involving medical biological, physical, social, psychological, or other phenomena.

  • Contract Number:
    FA4890-12-D-0023
  • Contract Period:
    12/15/2011 to 10/14/2016
  • Authorized Users:
    All organizations within HQ ACC, ACC bases and ACC geographically separated units, HAF, SAF, AFOSI, and AFDW/PK customers. Also, tenant activities located on any ACC base may utilize this contract vehicle when base contracting services are authorized as part of an approved Host Tenant Agreement (HTA). Other Air Force activities that have either an HTA with ACC AMIC or AFDW/PK, or a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with ACC AMIC are also authorized users of this contract.

News

22 May 2012: Air Force District of Washington (AFDW) CAAS IV Preferred Source Letter. View the full memo.

22 February 2012: CAAS IV Primary and Preferred Source Memorandum for ACC A&AS Support per ACC Vice Commander, Lt Gen William Rew. View the full memo.

Team capabilities

CAAS IV team capabilities

Jacobs is providing Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) to the U.S. Air Force across many large, critical contracts, such as Engineering and Technology Acquisition Support Services (ETASS), Technical and Engineering Acquisition Support (TEAS), and Aerospace Research Development Test and Evaluation Advisory and Assistance Services (ARDTEAS).

We are committed to supporting the Air Combat Command and Air Force District of Washington with comprehensive Advisory and Assistance Services. Our personnel can provide: management and professional support services; studies, analyses and evaluations; and engineering and technical services.

Small Business Partnerships: Part of our approach to meeting the CAAS IV contract needs is through our teaming relationships. Because Jacobs’ resources, experience, and capabilities span the entire scope of CAAS IV requirements, we have elected to form a small, focused team of highly-qualified, outstanding small businesses. We are also committed to complying with subcontracting goals for Small Disabled Business (SDB) concerns and monetary targets for SDB participation.

Members of the Jacobs team include:

Bevilacqua Research Corporation
Size standard: SDB, Hubzone, WOSB
Focus area: Acquisition management, test & evaluation (T&E), intelligence support, modeling & simulation, IT, and Training
 
HX5
Size standard: Certified 8(a), Hubzone, Certified Minority, WOSB, SDVOSB
Focus area: Software and hardware Engineering, RD&T, IT, program management & logistics, mission operations & support, and military weather operations support
 
Pioneer Technologies Corporation
Size standard: WOSB, VOSB
Focus area: Systems engineering, test & evaluation (T&E), operations support, AOAs
 
P3I, Inc.
Size standard: WOSB
Focus area: Software & hardware engineering, RD&T, IT, program management & logistics, intelligence support, mission operations & support, and PPBE support
 
Spiral Solutions and Technologies, Inc
Size standard: Certified 8(a), SDVOSB
Focus area: Process/program management, intelligence support, and IT

 

Awards:

Mentoring small businesses is part of our corporate culture and policy. We demonstrate our effectiveness of our outreach and approach to SDB partnership as seen by the following awards.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) selected Jacobs as the national recipient in the service category for its 2009 Dwight D. Eisenhower Award of Excellence in recognition of exemplary support by a large business to small business programs.

We are a recipient of NASA’s Goldin-Stokes Award for our Mentor-Protégé activities.

We are three-time recipient of the highest honor in the U.S. DoD’s Mentor-Protégé Program, the Nunn-Perry Award.

CAAS IV Contacts

CAAS IV contacts

The CAAS IV program has various points of contacts including the following:

Centralized Ordering Authority (Contract ownership)
Managed by ACC AMIC Advisory & Assistance Services Division (AMIC/DRA)
Serve: HQ ACC Directorates, Staff \Decentralized Ordering Authority

AFDW/PK
Blanket Ordering Authority
Managed by AFDW’s Strategic Sourcing Division (AFDW/PKS)
Serve: HAF, SAF, AFOSI, and other AFDW/PK customers

ACC Base/Local Contracting Offices
Authority approved by AMIC/DRA per Task Order (TO)
Serve: ACC bases, ACC geographically separated units, tenant activities with host-tenant agreements (HTA)

CAAS IV Program Management Office Contacts

Program Manager: Sam Wagner
ACC AMIC/DRA
Phone: 757-225-2831
(DSN: 575-2831)

Contracting Officer: Karin Walls
ACC AMIC/DRAL
Phone: 757-225-7723
(DSN: 575-7723)

Quality Assurance: Jesse Paez, Jr.
ACC AMIC QA
Phone 757-764-5054
(DSN: 574-5054)