Army Boosts Value of IT Deal by $774 Million

By Bob Brewin

June 10, 2014

The Army’s hunger for information technology equipment continues unabated, even as the military slims down from the long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The service awarded a contract extension valued at $774,000,000 to the six companies that in 2007 won its Information Technology Enterprise Solutions - 2 Hardware (ITES-2H) deal pegged at $5 billion.  The vendors compete for task orders to supply the Army with a wide variety of computer and network software and hardware, including notebook computers, servers, switchers, cables and displays.

This follows a $494 million extension in July, 2013, to the same pool. The 2013 contract extension expires next month and the new extension runs through June 23, 2015.

Firm fixed-price, multiple-award, task-order contracts went to the incumbent ITES-2H vendors: CDW Government LLC , Dell Federal Systems, International Business Machines Corp., Unicom Government Inc., Iron Bow Technologies LLC and World Wide Technology Inc.

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By Bob Brewin

June 10, 2014

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