Army makes new BPAs for leasing PCs open to all government buyers

A Pentium II
system will lease for $104 per month under a one-year lease agreement.





Late last month, the Army negotiated three blanket purchasing agreements for leasing
computers. All federal agencies can use Army Leasing 1.


Government Technology Services Inc. of Chantilly, Va., Telos Corp. of Ashburn, Va., and
Vanstar Government Services Inc. of Fairfax, Va., will lease agencies products from
General Services Administration Information Technology Schedule contracts.


The Communications-Electronics Command’s Acquisition Center–Washington
Operations Office signed the BPAs, and the Army Small Computer Program at Fort Monmouth,
N.J., is managing the one-year contracts.


Telos will lease products sold on its Army Small Multiuser Computer 2 contract. GTSI
and Telos also will lease PCs and peripherals from their PC-2 and Portable-2 contracts.


A Pentium II system will lease for $104 per month under a one-year lease agreement or
$65 per month under a two-year deal, including warranty and technical support, said Maj.
Stephen Sharkey, product leader for the Army Small Computer Program. Agencies can pay for
the leases with their IMPAC cards.


There will be a one-month penalty for terminating a lease agreement early, Sharkey
said. Agencies have the option to buy the equipment at lease’s end.


Hubs, laser printers, servers, power supplies and software are available through
Telos’ SMC-2 contract, Sharkey said.


The vendors also will provide seat management services, which include asset management,
network design, user support and infrastructure management, Sharkey said.


The Army last September issued a request for information for the leasing program. Each
bidder had to provide a copy of its GSA schedule contract, sample products, and evidence
of past performance and ability to provide worldwide support, Sharkey said.


Roughly 20 vendors responded. CAC-WOO selected the three contractors from among 15
finalists, Sharkey said.


For information about the program, contact the Army Small Computer Program at
732-427-6791. 

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