The U.S. National Guard Bureau has awarded a six-month extension to a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) contract with Benchmark International, Inc. for the continued provision of capabilities and integration analysis to identify NG joint capability needs in terms of doctrine, operations, training, materiel, leadership, personnel and facilities.
Benchmark International provides support services concerning National Guard joint capabilities development for Homeland Defense and Civil Support, Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Capability Integration and Development System (JCIDS) process, Planning, Programming, Budget and Execution (PPBE), and a variety of other resource planning and integration areas.
The company is described as having the necessary experience and working knowledge of current National Guard joint capabilities to include the Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), Joint Force Headquarters-State (JFHQ-State), the Critical Infrastructure Program – Mission Assurance Assessment (CIP-MAA) Program, and the Joint Integrated Training Capability (JITC).
The government is awarding the extension to maintain continuity from the current provider for the minimum period of time necessary to conduct a mandatory new contract competition, which was delayed due to a new requirements process under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.
The extension is worth up to $4,125,000, bringing the total contract value up to $29,125,000. The award is being executed under W9133L-07-A-0001.