The U.S. Army’s Common Hardware Systems 6th Generation (CHS-6) solicitation, a contract with a $6 billion ceiling, is set to be released in March. This will be a full and open competition, with the work falling under NAICS 334111 – Electronic Computer Manufacturing.

The draft Request for Proposals (RFP) was released Jan 14, so bidders can get an idea of what the final RFP will contain. Bidders are required to have a Secret Facility clearance for this contract, along with Secret safeguarding requirements. The contractor shall require access to COMSEC information and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

The scope of work for the CHS-6 Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) includes rapid procurement of total lifecycle system management solutions to support the U.S. Army, Department of Defense (DOD), and Federal government programs and agencies. The goal of CHS-6 is to provide seamless and consolidated procurement of Commercial Information Technology (CommIT) including, but not limited to, Commercial off-the-Shelf (COTS) items, Non-Developmental Items (NDI), components, customizable sustainment strategies, non-personal services and continuous technology upgrades. Equipment and services procured under the terms of this contract will be used to support a unified network for Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) and Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2). The contractor shall provide CommIT equipment through the processes defined in the Performance Work Statement (PWS). Additional requirements will include engineering support, configuration management, integrated logistics support, technical assistance and support services, program management, integrated data environment, safety, and quality assurance.

The proposed period of performance is expected to be 10 years: a base period of performance of four years, with two three-year options and a delivery period up to 36 months following the ordering period.

General Dynamics is the current incumbent since being awarded the contract in August 2018. The award for this contract is anticipated in July 2023.

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Reach out to us to discuss your CHS-6 bid, so we can discuss how to develop a winning proposal.

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