CHESS Press Release - ADMC-3 Contract Awarded

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CHESS Program Office, Public Affairs
July 31, 2019

FORT BELVOIR, Virginia. –

The Army Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) office in coordination with the Army Contracting Command – Rock Island (ACC-RI) awarded Army Desktop and Mobile Computing – 3 (ADMC-3), a $5 billion firm-fixed price contract vehicle, July 26, 2019. The Army Contracting Command received 58 bids for the ADMC-3 contract vehicle and awarded 8 contracts. The ADMC-3 contract vehicle will provide 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.

CHESS contracts are designed to keep pace with emerging technology and applications and provide the technology solutions to meet the Army’s needs of today and in the future. CHESS Product Lead Wayne Sok: “The CHESS team is excited about seeing the years of effort finally coming to fruition. I'm very proud of the work that the CHESS team, to include folks from ACC-Rock Island and ISEC, has done to award this contract vehicle. Industry has also invested a lot of time and effort, so I know the awardees are eager to get started supporting Warfighters.”

The ADMC-3 contracts include commodity purchases of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) IT desktops, notebooks, tablets, printers, multifunction devices and warranty, electronic displays, and related accessories and upgrades. Limited Services include: installation, asset tagging, imaging, site survey, and system configuration throughout CONUS and OCOUNS locations, including warzone areas. Work locations and funding will be determined upon each order, with an estimated completion date of February 8, 2027.

All desktop and/or notebook computers must be purchased through CHESS during the Consolidated Buy (CB). 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. Now with ADMC-3, CHESS’ eight hardware vendors will provide greatly reduced discounts throughout the year, as opposed to the twice a year events through its predecessor, ADMC-2. The ADMC-3 Awardees are:

NCS Technologies Inc. Strategic Communications, LLC
Dell Federal Systems L.P. Blue Tech, Inc.
Iron Bow Technologies, LLC HPI Federal, LLC
Sterling Computers Corp. ACE Computers





Based at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, CHESS reports to the Program Executive Officer 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


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