ContractsITES-SW2 ContractEpoch Concepts Awarded ITES-SW2 Contract

Awarded by the Army CHESS office in coordination with ACC-RI


Support the Army’s IT software requirements, CONUS and OCONUS to include remote OCONUS, covering a full range of IT software for client, server, storage, and network environments; software maintenance; and related incidental services and hardware as part of an ITES-SW2 total solution.

The software, software maintenance and related incidental services and hardware is commercial in accordance with the definition of commercial items in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 2.101. All commercially available delivery methods will be offered on contract (i.e., perpetual, subscription, as-a-service).

ITES-SW2 is specifically designed as the primary source to support the Army’s enterprise information technology (IT) infrastructure and info-structure goals, by leveraging commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software products and maintenance in 14 product categories, in addition to related incidental services and hardware. These 14 categories align with the major software categories identified by the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM).

The ITES-SW2 is a follow on to the ITES-SW contracts that are the Army’s mandatory source for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) IT software. This includes software products and maintenance in 14 product categories in addition to related incidentals services and hardware.

Based at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, CHESS reports to the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS). Charged by the CIO/G-6 and mandated through Army Regulation 25-1, CHESS is the Army-designated primary source for providing commercial hardware and software solutions for the Army’s IT requirements. Offering simple, straightforward contract vehicles through its online Army e-commerce ordering system, the IT e-mart, CHESS directly supports the CIO/G-6 strategy by providing the benefits of continuous vendor competition for best value and consolidating requirements to maximize cost avoidance and leverage the Army’s buying power. CHESS works diligently with other Army knowledge management partners, including the U.S. Army CIO/G-6, Information Systems Engineering Command, and Network Enterprise Technology Command, to provide architecturally sound, standards- and policy-compliant IT enterprise solutions to all Army customers around the world.

CHESS contracts are designed to keep pace with emerging technology and applications, and provide the technology solutions to meet the Army’s needs of today and the future.

Contract number: W52P1J-20-D-0050

Period of Performance

5-year Base Period, plus one 5-year Option Period, if exercised

Base Period: 31 August 2020 30 August 2025

Option Period: 31 August 2025 30 August 2030


$13 Billion across all contracts for life of contracts (including options)

Contract type

Multiple-Award IDIQ


Fair opportunity

NAICS: 511210 Large Business

Benefits of using ITES-SW2

  • No Fees associated
  • Decentralized Ordering
  • Open to Army, DoD, and Federal Agencies and authorized Government Contractors supporting these agencies. Government Contractors performing work for these agencies may place Delivery Orders under this Contract on behalf of and for the benefit of these agencies if authorized by their cognizant Contracting Officer in accordance with the requirements of FAR 51 and/or DFARS 251 as appropriate.
  • All Products
  • No cap on related incidental Services
  • No cap on related incidental Hardware
  • Satisfy all dollar value software buys

Link to the CHESS IT e-Mart

POCs information

For general inquiries and support, please email or contact: Program Manager Stephanie Bortz, 703-727-4724

Ordering guide

View the Ordering Guide

Warranty/Telephone Support numbers

Extension 44