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 Information Technology Enterprise Solutions - 3 Services (ITES-3S), a $12.1 billion Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (MA ID/IQ) contract vehicle, September 25, 2018. The Army Contracting Command received 187 bids for the ITES-3S contract vehicle and awarded 135 contracts, consisting of 85 small businesses and 50 large businesses. The period of performance for this effort is five years, plus four one-year options for a total of nine years of performance if the options are exercised. The ITES-3S contracts will provide enterprise-level services for the Army, as well as other defense and civilian agencies.
The CHESS Product Office is excited about this culmination of several years of effort between the Army and industry. As the Army’s trusted network, hardware and software providers, CHESS supports the Total Army and serves as a committed teammate. CHESS Product Lead, Doug Haskin said “I'm very proud of the work that the combined CHESS and ACC-Rock Island team has done to award this contract. Industry and the Army have invested a lot of time and effort into establishing this contract, and I know the awardees are ready to get started. I'm looking forward to hosting the kickoff meeting very soon and working with everyone to deliver critical IT services to Army, Department of Defense (DoD), and Federal customers.”
The ITES-3S contract includes a full range of services and solutions necessary for the Army to satisfy its support of Army Enterprise infostructure and infrastructure goals with IT services throughout CONUS and OCOUNS locations, including warzone areas. The scope includes the Command, Control Communications, Computers, and Information Management (C4IM) requirements as defined in Army Regulations 25-1 (AR-25-1). Additionally, ITES-3S includes the services and solutions necessary for the Army and other services to transition from current service-centric information environments to the enterprise Joint Information Environment (JIE) as directed by the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO). The IT services solutions are categorized in the following task areas: Cybersecurity Services, IT Services, Business Process Reengineering, Enterprise Design, Integration, and Consolidation, Network/Systems Operation and Maintenance, Telecommunications/Systems Operation and Maintenance, IT Supply Chain Management, IT Education & Training. Ordering is open to, Army, DoD and other Federal Agencies.
Please visit FedBizOpps for the list of ITES-3S Awardees.
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 https://chess.army.mil/.