Join OST, industry, and U.S. Army representatives from the Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) team for a comprehensive overview on the upcoming Information Technology Enterprise Solution – 4 Services (ITES-4S) contract, an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) with a $12.1 billion ceiling.

ITES-4 Symposium: A Deep Dive into the ITES-Services Vehicle

The Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA) Belvoir Chapter, in collaboration with Federal Training Partnership, will hold the ITES-4S Symposium on Tuesday, October 17 at the Fort Belvoir Officers Club in Fort Belvoir, VA. Register Here.

The symposium will bring together industry and Government leaders to share, learn, and explore the future of ITES-4S procurement, review lessons learned from ITES-3S, best practices, and the CHESS team’s roadmap to ITES-4S procurement. The symposium provides a unique platform to get ahead on the ITES-4S procurement and connect with industry leaders and potential partners.

Overview of ITES-4S

The U.S. Army this summer issued a Request for Information (RFI) for its upcoming ITES-4S contract, the follow-on contract to the highly successful ITES-3S vehicle. ITES-4S will provide the Army with a full range of services and solutions supporting Army Enterprise infrastructure with IT services throughout CONUS and OCONUS locations, including warzones.

Expected Level of Effort for Deliverables (Based on ITES-3S)

ITES-4S is expected to be structured similarly to ITES-3S, specifically:

  • Open to Army, Department of Defense (DoD), and Federal agencies
  • Contracts will include firm fixed price, time and materials, and cost plus
  • NAICS Code: 541519: Other Computer Related Services (possible additional NAICS codes)
  • Scope similar to ITES-3S: Cybersecurity Services, IT Services, Business Process Reengineering, Enterprise Design, Integration, and Consolidation, Network/Systems Operation and Maintenance, Telecommunications/Systems Operation and Maintenance, IT Supply Chain Management, IT Education & Training

The Army is considering several significant additions to the ITES vehicle, including:

  • Multiple NAICS codes
  • Two sets of suites (high-end vs. low-end)
  • 8(a) set-asides
  • More small-business goals
  • Requirement for vendors to provide additional details on their websites about current partners, subcontractors, and the benefits of partnering with them

Based on the prior ITES-3S contract, interested bidders can expect a similar level of effort for the updated ITES-4S. The ITES-3S proposal included:

  • Volume I: Mission Support: 30 pages maximum (Mission Support Forms included)
  • Volume II: Past Performance: Up to three pages per reference (IAW L.9.2.1). No page limit for Adverse Performance Information, Letter of Consent, or PPQ
  • Volume III: Small Business Participation: No page limit
  • Volume IV: Price: No page limit
  • Volume V: Contractual Documents: No page limit

Of the 187 bids received for the ITES-3S contract vehicle, the Army awarded 135 contracts – 85 to small businesses and 50 to large businesses. The overall contract spend for ITES-3S was more than $741 million as of September 30, 2022, according to the Army. The period of performance for ITES-3S, awarded in 2018, is five years plus four one-year options, for a total of nine years of performance if the options are exercised.

How Can OST Global Solutions Help?

OST Global Solutions is a professional business development consulting firm. We have experience supporting large, strategic bids like ITES-4S. We can provide capture and proposal teams to develop a complete, winning ITES-4S proposal, or we can provide consultants on a case-by-case basis to fill gaps on your business development team. Our services related to the ITES-4S proposal consist of capture management, price to win, proposal management, proposal writing, graphics support, editing, desktop publishing, and cost volume development.

Contact us to discuss your ITES-4S bid, so we can discuss how to develop a winning proposal.

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