RAPIDgate to expire Aug. 14, DBIDS nears

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) will enforce the new Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) for contractors, suppliers and vendors upon base access beginning Aug. 15.

RAPIDgate cards expire Aug. 14 at JBPHH.

Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC) conveyed the message through their website regarding the RAPIDGate to DBIDS transition. In addition, JBPHH held six local level town halls to inform contractors, suppliers and vendors about the new system.

“All contractors and vendors should make all attempts to access the Nimitz Visitor Control Center (VCC) outside the high customer flow hours of 7 a.m. 1 p.m., Monday through Friday for the issuance of the DBIDS paper pass,” said Master Sgt. Roy Lock, superintendent, Joint Base Plans and Programs.

“Contractors and vendors need to work simultaneously with their government sponsoring agency to ensure proper documentation is submitted to the VCC in an orderly manner.”

Contractors and vendors will not be allowed to access the installation starting midnight on Aug. 15 with a RAPIDgate credential.

“If contractors and vendors have not obtained their DBIDS paper pass, they will be turned away at the gate and directed to the VCC for the issuance of the pass once verified on the active employee listing,” Lock said.

RAPIDgate credentials will not be confiscated at the installation entry as they may be used for access to other installations on Oahu.

“To facilitate access, RAPIDgate credentials may be temporarily withheld in order to meet the compliance expectations of the transition at the VCC, but will be returned to the contractor/ vendor upon issuance of a DBIDS paper pass.

DBIDS is a force protection program designed to manage personnel, property and installation access. Current NCACS cardholders may obtain a temporary DBIDS paper pass at the Nimitz Visitor Control Center (VCC), also known as the Nimitz Pass & ID Office, located at 1250 South Drive, Bldg. 3455, outside Nimitz Gate.

The Nimitz Pass & ID office is open 24 hours, seven days a week to accommodate DBIDS requests. Contractors and vendors may retrieve fillable forms from www. cnic.navy.mil/om/dbids.html.

All new contractors, vendors and suppliers will be required to obtain a DBIDS credential. There is no cost to obtain a DBIDS credential.

For more information, visit www.cnic.navy.mil/om/dbids.html. For updates, visit JBPHH Face-book or www.cnic.navy.mil/pearlharbor-hickam, or call 449-0865.

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