Army awards $13B commercial software contract

U.S. Army Spc. Keith Thornburgh, 982nd Signal Company (Combat Camera) (Airborne), edits a video product while supporting CSTX 78-19-02 at Fort Dix, NJ, June 14, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by SSG Benjamin Applebaum/Released)


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The U.S. Army has awarded a $13 billion contract to 31 vendors to supply commercial off-the-shelf software across the military.

Under the 10-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 contract, the Army requires commercial software products and maintenance across 14 product categories, including NetOps, communication, modeling and simulation, and programming and development.

The contract will replace the preceding ITES-SW, awarded to three companies in 2015 to similarly provide commercial software services to the Army. The contract’s expiration was recently extended until October so the Army could finalize source selection for ITES-SW2.

The latest iteration of the contract, awarded Monday, will expand ordering across the Department of Defense — and allow ordering from the entirety of the federal government, a solicitation synopsis explains.

ITES-SW2 is managed by the Army’s Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) office and awarded in conjunction with the Army Contracting Command.

The winning vendors are:

  • Blazar Technology Solutions
  • Blue Tech Inc.
  • Carahsoft Technology Corp.
  • CDW Government
  • Countertrade Products
  • Cypher Analytics/Crowne Point Systems
  • DH Technology
  • DLT Solutions
  • Dynamic Systems Inc.
  • Enterprise Technologies Solutions
  • Epoch Concepts
  • FedBiz It Solutions
  • Force 3 LLC
  • Four Inc.
  • GovConnection Inc.
  • GovPlace
  • ID Technologies
  • ImmixTechnologies
  • Iron Bow Technologies
  • Integration Technologies Group
  • MicroTech
  • New Tech Solutions Inc.
  • PCMG
  • Red River Technology LLC
  • SHI International Corp.
  • Strategic Communication LLC
  • ThunderCat Technology LLC
  • Vertosoft
  • Walker and Associates
  • World Wide Technologies
  • York Telcom

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