ITES-SW2 Request for Proposal Synopsis

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CHESS Program Office, Public Affairs
August 1, 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) will post a synopsis for the release of the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2) Request for Proposal (RFP) on July 31, 2019. The ITES-SW2 is a follow on to the ITES-SW contracts that are the Army’s mandatory source for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) IT software. This includes software products and maintenance in 14 product categories in addition to related incidentals services and hardware. This synopsis is required to notify industry that the RFP will be released on August 14, 2019.

The purpose of the ITES-SW 2 acquisition is to support Army, Department of Defense (DoD) and all Federal Agency enterprise Information Technology (IT) infrastructure and info-structure goals by leveraging Commercially available-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software products and maintenance in 14 product categories in addition to related incidental services and hardware. These 14 categories align with the major software categories identified by U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM). The software catalogs are:

Audio & Visual
Multimedia & Design
Business & Finance NetOps
Communication Office Suite
Database Operating Systems
Education Programming & Development
Internet IT Utility & Security
Modeling & Simulation Specialized

All products and services available under ITES-SW 2 must be commercial in accordance with the definition of commercial items in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 2.101. The planned period of performance is five years with one five year option with an estimated contract value of $13 billion. For more information please visit the FEDBIZOPPS website at HTTP://WWW.FEDBIZOPPS.GOV.





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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