Army unveils solicitation for $10B IT product contract
The Army has officially kicked off the bidding on its potential $10 billion, multiple-award “ITES-4H” contract for acquiring enterprise IT products from industry.
Companies have a deadline of 5 p.m. Eastern time on Sept. 24 to get their proposals in for this fourth iteration of the IT Enterprise Solutions hardware vehicle, the Army said in a contracting notice Wednesday.
At least 17 awards are planned with the intent to reserve seven for small businesses. However, the Army said that second number is contingent on whether “seven small businesses are in the competitive range.”
Delivery work will take place over five base years and up to five individual option years if the Army exercises them all.
Product categories the Army called out in the solicitation include servers, workstations, thin clients, desktop computers, notebook computers, storage systems, networking equipment, imaging equipment and support devices.
The Army also wants companies to include in their proposals a variety of potential finance options for offerings such as on-premise leasing of computing resources, data processing systems and data storage options.
Incumbents on the current ITES-3H contract are World Wide Technology, Force 3, Telos Corp., Wildflower International, Zivaro, PC Connection, Nana Regional Corp., Dynamic Systems, IBM, CDW-Government, Iron Bow Technologies, MicroTech, Unicom Systems, ID Technologies, Dell Technologies, Government Acquisitions and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Approximately $3 billion in task order spending has been obligated against ITES-3H with World Wide Technology leading the pack on $726.3 million in awards, according to Deltek data.
Second on the list is Iron Bow on $515.8 million, followed by CDW-G on $358 million and then ID Technologies on $288 million. Rounding out the top five takers of task orders is Nana Regional Corp. on $160 million.