GCI Chosen as Prime Contractor for Air Force $1B CLASS Contract

GCI Chosen as Prime Contractor for the Air Force’s DESP III Contract
January 23, 2012

Global Consulting International Inc. (GCI) is very proud to have been chosen as one of the prime contractors for the Air Force Medical Service CLASS contract.

CLASS, or the Clinical Acquisition for Support Services contract, is a personal services contract vehicle that provides clinical services at Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) and satellite clinics affiliated with 64 different Air Force bases. The $992 million CLASS program is designed to supplement existing clinical staff with qualified personnel, like physicians and nurses, who will provide direct healthcare services throughout the United States and Guam.  Areas covered by the CLASS contract include:

  • Allied Health Services
  • Nursing Services
  • Ancillary Services
  • Primary Care Providers
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Specialty Providers
  • Dental Services
  • Technician Services

Air Force Medical Service contract vehicles like CLASS are designed to provide an efficient, centralized procurement source, a consistently smooth staffing and management process, and economies of pricing while simultaneously decreasing the administrative and contract management burden for the Air Force.

While GCI is the prime contractor and heads our team for the CLASS contract, GCI has served as subcontractor under similar contracts, including the USAF Medical Services Commodity Council’s Clinical Support Services (CSS) contract, the predecessor contract to CLASS.  GCI served as a subcontractor at bases nationwide and currently provides 10 Medical Clerks to perform a variety of administrative support services for the Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP) center and the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) at the Evans Army Community Hospital at Fort Carson, Colorado.  GCI has also operated the Occupational Health Clinic at Hill Air Force Base, providing all clinic operations and management and a staff of 23 healthcare employees.

Winning the CLASS contract allows Team GCI to bid on fixed-price task orders to provide physicians and nurses and dental, behavioral, allied and ancillary healthcare specialists and technicians.  The ordering period for the CLASS contract is four years, and as Sandeep Sharma, president and CEO of GCI said, “It provides our company with yet another opportunity to serve the Department of Defense and particularly the Air Force by providing superior medical personnel who have an outstanding work ethic, who are a credit to our company, and who are communicative and personable—and who consider their work a career, not just a job.”

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