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Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions is the Army's designated Primary Source for commercial IT Minitab ELA Awarded

By CHESS Public Affairs Office

FORT BELVOIR, VA, July 12, 2017 - Army Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) in coordination with the Army Contracting Command – Rock Island (ACC-RI) awards the Minitab Enterprise License Agreement (ELA), a $2.8 million firm- fixed-price ELA (Delivery Order) executed against the Navy’s Enterprise Software Initiative Blanket Purchase Agreement N00104-08-A-ZF30, July 12, 2017. The Minitab ELA provides Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Lean Six Sigma annual Subscription software licenses, media, training, technical services, and maintenance for Minitab Statistical Software.

"Minitab software has been a critical component of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) projects across the Army for years. The combined team of CHESS, Army Contracting Command - Rock Island, and Minitab did a great job in putting this agreement together. It will allow Army customers to continue meeting LSS goals which ultimately contribute to making the Army run more efficiently and effectively." Said Mr. Doug Haskin, Product Lead for CHESS.

The period of performance is one 12-month base period and four 12-month option periods. Ordering will be open to the Army, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and authorized Government contractors supporting these agencies. This contract supports the Continental United States (CONUS) and the Outside Contiguous United States (OCONUS) efforts.



Based at Fort Belvoir, VA., CHESS reports to the Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS). Charged by the CIO/G-6 and mandated through Army Regulation 25-1, CHESS is the Army-designated primary source for providing commercial hardware and software solutions for the Army's IT requirements. Offering simple, straightforward contract vehicles through its online Army e-commerce ordering system, the IT e-mart, CHESS directly supports the CIO/G-6 strategy by providing the benefits of continuous vendor competition for best value and consolidating requirements to maximize cost avoidance and leverage the Army's buying power. CHESS works diligently with other Army Knowledge Management partners, including the U.S. Army CIO/G-6, Information Systems Engineering Command, and Network Enterprise Technology Command to provide architecturally sound, standards-and-policy-compliant IT enterprise solutions to all Army customers around the world. For more information about CHESS, visit

Posted July 12, 2017