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May 05, 2017

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

By PD ES

FORT BELVOIR, VA, May 2, 2017 - Army Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) is pleased to announce the designation of Army Desktop and Mobile Computing – 2 (ADMC-2) as a “Best in Class” (BIC) IT contract by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The BIC-designated IT contracts represent preferred government-wide solutions and provide a unique opportunity to leverage the government’s buying power. The BIC designation allows acquisition experts to take advantage of pre-vetted, government-wide contract solutions; supports a government-wide migration to solutions that are mature and market-proven; assists in the optimization of spend, within the government-wide category management framework; and increases the transactional data available for agency level and government-wide analysis of buying behavior. The BIC designation will also extend to the ADMC-3 contract when it is awarded later this year.

ADMC-2 provides Indefinite-Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract vehicles specifically designed as the primary source for information technology equipment to integrate, support, modernize and refresh the Army’s net-centric architecture while providing standardized interfaces. ADMC-2 includes standard common configurations of laptops and desktops (as well as tablets, monitors, printers, ruggedized and semi-ruggedized devices) that meet Army requirements and Government-wide Strategic Solutions (GSS) standard configurations.

ADMC-2 vendors:
Telos
Dell Federal Systems, L.P.
CDW-G
HPI Federal LLC
ITG
Transource
Emtec Federal
NCS

The program maximum is $5.5 billion across all of the contracts including options and ordering is open to, Army, DoD and other Federal Agencies. There is no fee to place orders against the ADMC-2 contracts.

All desktop and/or notebook computers must be purchased through CHESS during the Consolidated Buy (CB) periods. CHESS implemented the extremely cost-effective CB process in direct support of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6 strategy for leveraging the Army’s buying power in acquiring commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computer technology. Twice a year (Jan-Mar and Jun-Sep), CHESS’ eight ADMC-2 hardware vendors provide greatly reduced discounts in addition to already low pre-negotiated prices for desktop and notebook computers.