The U.S. Army is seeking industry feedback and market research to shape its upcoming multiple award contract, Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-4 Services (ITES-4S), an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) with a $12.1 billion ceiling.
ITES-4S is the follow-on contract to the highly successful ITES-3S vehicle providing the Army with a full range of services and solutions supporting Army Enterprise infrastructure with IT services throughout CONUS and OCONUS locations, including warzones. 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, which was awarded in 2018, is five years, plus four one-year options, for a total of nine years of performance if the options are exercised.
ITES-4S will 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 — specifically Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems’ (PEO-EIS) Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) — 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
Army Seeks Industry Input
CHESS has begun the market research phase for ITES-4S, gathering data and feedback to shape the procurement. The agency is creating a questionnaire and planning an industry day, according to a November update from the Army.
CHESS seeks industry feedback, including white papers, evaluation processes for pricing considering geographical locations and inflation, best practices from other service-type contracts, and feedback about the new labor categories and task areas on ITES-3S.
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