Part 1. Determine the Contract Type

You are a Contracting Specialist for the US Air Force. The program office that you are supporting has a requirement for highly specialized support for the operations and defense (i.e., cybersecurity) of the entire “Enterprise Network” (all USAF owned networked computers and servers, including email). The selected Contractor must provide 24x7x365 monitoring and operations services through an array of strategic tasks to ensure the availability and security of the network and remain responsive to the demands of the warfighters. This support will enable the USAF to maintain a tightly integrated, agile, defensible, survivable network capable of supporting highly distributed operations as well as an efficient and effective business enterprise.

Explain what contract type (FAR Part 16) would you select for this procurement and why? Discuss why other contract types were not selected.

Required Formatting of the Paper:

This paper should be double spaced, 12-point font, and two to three pages in length excluding the title page and reference page. Title page with your name, the course name, title of paper, the date, and instructor’s name. Include reference page. Use APA formatting for in-text citations and reference page.  Students need to paraphrase and avoid direct quotes. Submit the essay in the Assignment Folder.