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Final Consolidated Buy of the Fiscal Year Is Underway

By Michael Dorsey, CHESS Public Affairs

The purchasing period is open through September 30 for Consolidated Buy 17, the final of fiscal year 13. Consolidated Buy periods, or CBs, are a great opportunity for contracting officers worldwide to procure hardware and software products via the Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) IT e-mart.

The IT e-mart provides side-by-side comparison views for best market research on specifications and prices. The CB periods offer flexibility in satisfying supportability, maintainability, and sustainability requirements, while also providing the Army a total cost avoidance of over $450 million across all CB periods.

Among the products offered in the latest CB are laptops, desktops, notebooks, printer, monitors and peripherals, with typical model upgrades for many of the products. Tablet and slates will remain available. Printers, available since CB 12, can be procured in monochrome or color multi-function format.

For more information or to purchase equipment, please visit the IT e-mart on the CHESS website.

Posted July 10, 2013