Defense

Army Boosts Value of IT Deal by $774 Million

Dell Federal Systems is among the firms involved in the contract.

Dell Federal Systems is among the firms involved in the contract. // 360b/Shutterstock.com

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.

(Image via 360b / Shutterstock.com)

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