Army releases advisory multi-step for ITES-3S acquisition
On July 20, the Army Contracting Command released an Advisory Multi-Step (AMS) related to Request for Proposal (RFP) W52P1J-15-R-0096. Electronic submissions should be received no later than 2:00 p.m. Central Time on August 3.
The U.S. Army Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS), in coordination with the Army Contracting Command, Rock Island (ACC-RI), is seeking qualified contractors to support the Army enterprise infrastructure and infostructure goals with information technology (IT) services worldwide.
The Army is seeking contractors who are willing to partner with the Army to meet its mission. The Army is structuring the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – 3 Services (ITES-3S) contract in a manner that ensures that the contractors’ goals and objectives are in alignment with those of the Army. Superior performance on the contractors’ part will directly and indirectly link to superior Army mission accomplishment through the economic and efficient use of IT. (Within the context of the Army/contractor partnership, the Army does not use the terms quote mark partner quote mark and quote mark partnership quote mark as legal terms.) The Army/contractor partnership will reflect the attributes of an open, collaborative, and customer-oriented professional relationship.
The Government anticipates awarding 24 Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) awards, with an anticipated 14 of those awards reserved for small businesses.
The ITES-3S scope will include a full range of services and solutions necessary for the Army to satisfy its support of the Army Enterprise infostructure and infrastructure goals with IT services throughout CONUS and OCONUS locations, including warzone areas. The scope includes the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information Management (C4IM) requirements as defined in Army Regulation 25-1 (AR 25-1). Additionally, ITES-3S will include the services and solutions necessary for the Army and other services to transition from current service-centric information environments to the enterprise Joint Information Environment (JIE) as directed by the DoD CIO.
ITES-3S contemplates IT services-based solutions under which contractors may be required to provide a full range of equipment and software associated with those services. In addition to equipment and software, incidental construction may be required to provide a total solution. Therefore, end-to-end solutions to satisfy worldwide development, deployment, operation, maintenance, and sustainment requirements are included. Also included is support to analyze requirements, develop and implement recommended solutions, operate and maintain legacy systems and equipment. The types of services and solutions required for this acquisition will fall under the following Task Areas: Cybersecurity Services; IT Services; Enterprise Design, Integration, and Consolidation; Network/Systems Operation and Maintenance; Telecommunications/Systems Operation and Maintenance; Business Process Reengineering; IT Supply Chain Management; and IT Education & Training. It is the Government’s intent to establish a scope that is broad, sufficiently flexible to satisfy requirements that may change over the period of performance, and fully comprehensive so as to embrace the full complement of services that relate to IT.
ITES-3S will allow for ordering by all DoD and Federal agencies, but is being specifically crafted to be utilized as a strategic source for the Army.
All efforts supported under this contract shall be provided in accordance with Department of Defense, United States Army, DOD Intelligence Information Systems (DoDIIS), and National Security Agency standards as applicable to each task order.
Full information and submission instructions are available here.