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Contract Number: W52P1J-15-D-0006
Expiration Date: February 10, 2020
Manufacturers Offered: Various COTS Software Manufacturers
Effective on November 8, 2017, Army Contracting Command - Rock Island modified the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions - Software (ITES-SW) contract to increase the contract ceiling by $130m, from $49m to $179m. This increased ceiling will allow Army customers to leverage the ITES-SW contract to purchase software through the contract period of performance of February 10, 2020. Since earlier this year, Rock Island has required Army customers to seek prior approval for RFPs over a $500k value, to monitor contract sales against the approaching ceiling. The modification removes the requirement for pre-approval, so the Army can proceed with their ITES-SW procurements as normal.
Four Inc. currently offers 36 manufacturers via the ITES-SW contract, including: Quest, One Identity, MathWorks, Varonis, CommVault, HortonWorks & Ipswitch.
Additionally, July 2017, Rock Island issued a Request for Information for the ITES-SW2 contract, which is intended to serve as a follow-on contract to the ITES-SW contract in 2020. As currently planned, ITES-SW2 will have a broader scope and may be open to all Government agencies and departments for a 10-year ordering period.
In support of Army CHESS (Computer Hardware Enterprise Software & Solutions), the US Army has awarded an ITES-SW contract to Four Inc. This contract is for Information Technology Enterprise Solutions (ITES) Software, offering a range of commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) software solutions. This contract supports products that both are outside of the scope of all other existing Army-wide Enterprise contract vehicles and possess active Certificates of Networthiness (CoNs) granted by the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM). Products offerings, which are categorized into four functional catalogs: IT Utility and Security, Modeling and Simulation, Multimedia and Design, and Program and Development, are all necessary for the Army to satisfy the Army enterprise infrastructure and infostructure goals.
The Army CHESS ITES-SW contract is open to all Army and contractors supporting the Army (if authorized by their contracting officer in accordance with FAR 51 and/or DFAR 251).