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ITES CONTRACTS AWARDED

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS – 2 SERVICES (ITES-2S) CONTRACTS AWARDED

14 Apr 06. The Army Contracting Agency, Information Technology E-Commerce and Commercial Contracting Center (ACA-ITEC4), in conjunction with the Army Small Computer Program (ASCP) under Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), the Army Chief Information Officer (CIO/G6) and Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM), awarded eleven (11) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts for the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions -2 Services (ITES-2S), to the following: IBM Corp of Fairfax, VA, General Dynamics Network Systems of Needham, MA, EDS Corporation of Herndon, VA, SAIC of McLean VA, Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems of Bethesda, MD, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) of Falls Church, VA. CACI-ISS of Chantilly, VA, Booz Allen Hamilton of McLean, VA and three small businesses QSS Inc. of Lanham, MD, Apptis Inc. of Chantilly, VA and STG Inc. of Reston, VA. Contract performance covers a nine-year period (three-year base period with two, three-year option periods). The contract maximum is $20 billion for each individual contract; but ordering under all eleven (11) contracts, collectively, is subject to a total of $20 billion.

“ITES-2S will form a procurement cornerstone for the next decade as we build the Army IT enterprise. We look forward to working with all of the successful contractors in a strong partnership in the years ahead,” said Kevin Carroll, Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems, headquartered at Fort Belvoir, VA.

ITES-2S is the follow-on to the highly successful ITES-Enterprise Mission Support Services Solutions (ITES-EMS3) contracts awarded on October 22, 2003. The purpose of ITES-2S is to support the Army’s enterprise architecture and LANDWARNET network goals with a full range of innovative, world class information technology support services and solutions information technology (IT). It is anticipated that the ITES-2S solutions will enhance the Army Net-operations/Net-centric capabilities and holistically support the Army customers, with a goal of providing a common look and feel for Army applications at all levels of both the strategic and tactical Army enterprise. The solutions provided will be in compliance with existing DoD, and Department of Army standardization and interoperability policies, and will enhance Army capabilities by supporting implementation and partnering in the implementation of NETCOM’s Networthiness program.

The U.S. Army, Department of Defense, or any other Federal Agency will be authorized to fulfill requirements under ITES-2S by issuing individual task orders that will identify specific, detailed requirements. It is anticipated that the types of services required will fall under the following Task Areas: Business Process Reengineering, Information Systems Security, Information Assurance, Information Technology Services, Network Support, Systems Operations and Maintenance, Program and Project Management, Enterprise Design, Integration and Consolidation, and Education/Training. ITES-2S contemplates services-based solutions under which contractors may be required to provide a full range of IT equipment. Therefore, end-to-end solutions to satisfy worldwide development, deployment, operation, maintenance, and sustainment requirements are included. Additionally included is support to analyze requirements, develop and implement recommended solutions, and operate and maintain legacy systems, and equipment.

On September 6, 2005, ACA-ITEC4 issued the Request for Proposal on the Army Single Face to Industry, Interactive Business Opportunities Page and Federal Business Opportunities websites. The acquisition was conducted under performance-based principles, where the offerors were required to explain their approaches to meeting the Army’s objectives as identified in the Statement of Objectives.

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