Army prepares to open ordering on Infrastructure Support 1 buy

After staving off an agency-level protest, the Army is preparing to begin taking orders
for its Infrastructure Support 1 contract with Telos Corp.

On Feb. 5, Army Materiel Command officials dismissed and denied a protest by Vanstar
Government Systems Inc. of Fairfax, Va., said Lee Harvey, division chief at the
Communications-Electronics Command’s Acquisition Center-Washington.

The Army had granted a six-month extension to the IS-1 predecessor, the Small Multiuser
Computer II contract that runs through next month, Harvey said.

Telos of Ashburn, Va., also is the SMC II contractor.

Federal agencies can look for good prices as a result of Telos’ low bid on the
IS-1 indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, which also includes services.

The company bid Hewlett-Packard Co. PCs and servers in its $209 million proposal, which
was $69 million less than the next closest bid, according to one vendor source.

Telos is readying an IS-1 Web site and catalogs, and it will meet the Army’s
60-day requirement for accepting orders, marketing vice president Don Fernandez said.


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