Army announces second group of ITES winners

Army announces second group of ITES winners

The Army has awarded five contracts, worth up to $500 million total, for the second functional area of the IT Enterprise Solutions contract for enterprise mission support services.

Contracts went to IBM Corp.; Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Integrated Systems unit in Bethesda, Md.; NCI Information Systems of McLean, Va..; Northrop Grumman Corp.'s IT division in McLean, Va.; and QSS Inc. of Lanham, Md. The contracts are for three years with two two-year options.

This phase of ITES supports the Army's enterprise infrastructure with IT services and systems. Services include program management, enterprise IT policy and planning, enterprise design, integration and consolidation, information assurance, business process re-engineering and requirements analysis.

The Army also may hire the ITES vendors to analyze requirements, develop and implement technology, and operate and maintain legacy systems.

The contractors are expected to use as preferred suppliers the companies that won spots on the product phase of ITES. Those companies include Dell Inc.; GTSI Corp. of Chantilly, Va.; Hewlett-Packard Co.; and Lockheed Martin.

ITES is the successor contract to the 5-year-old Army Corporate Enterprise Solutions program.

IBM is the only ACES incumbent to also win a spot on the new contract; EDS Corp., Computer Sciences Corp. and Unisys Corp., the remaining ACES incumbents, did not win recompetes.

Lockheed Martin is the only company to win contracts in both functional areas.

Rick Rosenberg, manager of defense systems for Unisys, said the company is exploring teaming opportunities with one of the ITES winners.

(Updated 2:37 p.m.)

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