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CHESS Provides Program Update at AFCEA ITES-3S Matchmaking Event

By Joanna Corcoran, Public Affairs support, PD CHESS

Mr. Thomas Neff speaking before the AFCEA ITES-3S matchmaking event.
Mr. Thomas Neff speaking before the AFCEA ITES-3S matchmaking event.

On October 28, Project Director Tom Neff, Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS), presented an ITES-3S program update at the AFCEA Belvoir Matchmaking Event. The AFCEA Belvoir Matchmaking Event gives small businesses the opportunity to network with contract primes. Over 200 industry personnel and 21 companies were in attendance.

Mr. Neff provided a brief overview of ITES-3S, including planned scope, period of performance of a five-year base and one four-year option, and task areas. Task areas for ITES-3S include Cyber Security Services, Information Assurance and Information Systems Security, Information Technology Services, Business Process Reengineering, Enterprise Design, Integration and Consolidation, Network/System Operation and Maintenance, Telecommunications/System Operation and Maintenance, IT Supply Chain Management and IT Education and Training.

The ITES-3S restricted suite will be awarded to the top 14 small business contractors, and the unrestricted suite will be awarded to the top 10 contractors regardless of size. The contract ceiling for ITES-3S is $9.5 billion. FedBizOpps will be the method of notification for releases such as (but not limited to): industry day, draft performance work statement, draft Sections L and M, draft solicitation and final solicitation.

Please continue to monitor FedBizOpps for any releases or updates to this acquisition. Meanwhile, Army Contracting Command - Rock Island will be working an extension for ITES-2S. For additional questions about CHESS and its programs please visit the CHESS IT e-mart at or contact Customer Support at 1-888-232-4405.

Posted November 10, 2014