Contract Field Teams (CFT)

Air Force’s Contracted Field Teams (CFT) Solicitation

CFT Summary

The Contract Field Teams (CFT) program is a Department of Defense (DoD) initiative that provides organization, intermediate, and depot level maintenance support for modification, maintenance, inspections, and repair of these weapon systems at operational government locations worldwide. The CFT program also includes the modification, maintenance, inspection, and repair of associated support equipment for any Federal Agency or authorized Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customer locations both in the Continental United States (CONUS), and Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS). All weapon systems supported under this contract must be non-commercial and have Government-owned technical data

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Evaluation Criteria

The CFT program uses a best-value tradeoff source selection process to evaluate proposals and select contractors for enrollment. The evaluation criteria for the CFT program include the following:

The relative importance of each evaluation criterion is not specified in the document. However, it is mentioned that the Government will use a task order solicitation to describe how the total evaluated price for that task order will be determined and will identify the evaluation criteria and relative weights the Government will use to determine which task order proposal represents the “best value” to the Government. The document also mentions that the Government may use past performance information to determine “best value” when awarding task orders.

Enrollment Requirements & Awards

The CFT program is open to all contractors that meet the enrollment requirements. To enroll in the CFT program, contractors must meet certain requirements, including having a minimum of 10 employees and being able to provide technical support in at least one of the following areas: engineering, logistics, maintenance, or information technology. Contractors must also have a DUNS number and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM).

The CFT program is a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract. This means that multiple contracts will be awarded to qualified contractors, and task orders will be issued against these contracts as needed.

The CFT program is a performance-based contract, which means that contractors will be evaluated based on their performance on task orders issued under the contract. Contractors that perform well may be awarded additional task orders, while contractors that do not perform well may be removed from the program.

Proposal Preparation

Proposals for the CFT program should be structured in accordance with the instructions provided in the solicitation. The proposal should be divided into four volumes, as follows:

Volume I: Technical Approach

This volume should describe the contractor’s technical capabilities and how they will be applied to meet the requirements of the CFT program. The technical approach should be clear, concise, and well-organized.

Volume II: Past Performance

This volume should provide information on the contractor’s relevant experience and performance on similar contracts. The contractor should provide specific examples of past performance that demonstrate their ability to meet the requirements of the CFT program.

Volume III: Management Approach

This volume should describe how the contractor will manage the CFT program, including staffing, quality control, and risk management. The management approach should provide sufficient detail to allow the evaluators to fully understand the contractor’s proposed management solution.

Volume IV: Cost/Price


This volume should provide detailed pricing information for the proposed technical support services. The contractor should provide a detailed breakdown of labor rates, indirect rates, and other costs associated with the proposed technical support services.

Each volume should contain a detailed table of contents to delineate the subparagraphs within that volume. Tab indexing should be used to identify sections. All electronic documents and files submitted shall contain the volume number and title. Use separate files to permit rapid location of all portions, including subfactors, required plans, exhibits, appendices, and attachments, if any. The Offeror shall submit volumes I through IV in electronic format. Each volume shall be submitted as a separate file. The electronic copies of the proposal shall be submitted in a format readable by Microsoft (MS) Word 365, MS Excel 365, MS-Power Point 365, and Adobe PDF. Note PDF files must be searchable and able to copy and paste. For amendment purposes to the proposal, the “original” proposal shall be clearly identified.

Cross-referencing within a proposal volume is permitted when its use would conserve space without impairing clarity. The Past Performance and Price evaluation will utilize information from each’s respective volume for the evaluation but may also utilize

Proposal Submission

Proposals and modifications to proposals shall be submitted via drop-off (upload) files in DoD SAFE to Contracting Officer at [email protected]. The proposal shall be submitted in four separate volumes, as described in the solicitation. Each volume shall be submitted as a separate file. The electronic copies of the proposal shall be submitted in a format readable by Microsoft (MS) Word 365, MS Excel 365, MS-Power Point 365, and Adobe PDF. Note PDF files must be searchable and able to copy and paste.

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CFT in a Nutshell



Agency: U.S. Air Force
Solicitation Number: FA8108-23-R-0003
336411 – Aircraft Manufacturing
Status: 2nd Draft RFP (RFP expected in May 2024)
Proposal Due Date: TBD
Contract Period: 5 years base period, 5 years option period
Type of Contract: Multiple-award indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ)
Number of Awards:
TBD (Expected to be 20 awards)
Maximum Contract Ceiling Value: $8 Billion
Set-Aside: Full and Open / Unrestricted / Partial Small Business Set-Aside
Summary: The Contract Field Teams (CFT) Program provides rapid deployment and long-term support services for weapon systems and equipment at various locations worldwide. The CFT Program supports the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, other DoD agencies, and foreign military sales customers.
Statement of Work: The CFT Program requires contractors to provide personnel, equipment, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and services necessary to perform maintenance and modification of aircraft, vehicles, systems, equipment, and components. The contractors must be able to deploy teams within 24 hours of notification and sustain operations for extended periods. The contractors must also comply with all applicable laws, regulations, standards, and security requirements.

The CFT Program covers a wide range of services, including but not limited to:

  • Aircraft maintenance and modification
  • Ground vehicle and equipment maintenance and modification
  • Aerospace ground equipment maintenance and repair
  • Munitions maintenance and storage
  • Aircraft battle damage repair
  • Aircraft recovery
  • Corrosion control
  • Nondestructive inspection
  • Quality assurance
  • Logistics support
  • Training support
Evaluation Criteria: The CFT Program will use a best value tradeoff process to evaluate proposals. The evaluation factors are:

  • Technical Capability
  • Past Performance
  • Small Business Participation
  • Price
Submission Instructions: Offerors must submit their proposals electronically through the DOD SAFE system by the due date and time specified in the solicitation.

Solicitation Documents:

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Draft RFP 2 Document Link
Draft RFP 1 (PDF) Document Link
Draft RFP 1 Attachments Zip File Link

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