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Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2)

# W52P1J-20-D-0042

The purpose of the ITES-SW 2 acquisition is to support Army, Department of Defense (DoD) and all Federal Agency enterprise Information Technology (IT) infrastructure and info-structure goals by leveraging Commercially available-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 U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM). The software catalogs are:

Audio & Visual
Multimedia & Design
Business & Finance NetOps
Communication Office Suite
Database Operating Systems
Education Programming & Development
Internet IT Utility & Security
Modeling & Simulation Specialized


All products and services available under ITES-SW 2 must be commercial in accordance with the definition of commercial items in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 2.101. The planned period of performance is five years with one five year option with an estimated contract value of $13 billion.

Contract Information

Scope:
The scope of the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2) includes COTS IT software products in the following 14 catalogs: Audio & Visual, Business & Finance, Communication, Database, Education, Internet, Modeling & Simulation, Multimedia & Design, NetOps, Office Suite, Operating Systems, Programming & Development, IT Utility & Security, and Specialized. ITES-SW2 also allows customers to fulfill a total solution requirement by adding related incidental services and/or hardware.

Primary Goods and Services:
ITES-SW2 includes COTS IT software products in the following 14 catalogs: Audio & Visual, Business & Finance, Communication, Database, Education, Internet, Modeling & Simulation, Multimedia & Design, NetOps, Office Suite, Operating Systems, Programming & Development, IT Utility & Security, and Specialized. ITES-SW2 also allows customers to fulfill a total solution requirement by adding related incidental services and/or hardware.

Ordering Open To: 
Army, DoD and other Federal Agencies

Ordering Instructions:
Requests for software under ITES-SW2 are submitted via the CHESS RFQ or RA tools. The ITES-SW2 contracts are the Army’s mandatory source for the purchase of COTS IT software products. Army customers must follow the software order of precedence which is: Enterprise License Agreement (ELA), ITES-SW2, DOD Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA). Customers must obtain a Statement of Non-availability from CHESS and/or an ITAS Waiver from the CIO/G-6 if they wish to purchase outside of CHESS. Note that purchasing from an ELA or DOD ESI is considered purchasing through CHESS. See the CHESS FAQ page for further information.

Contract Fee:
None

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Ordering

Requests for software under ITES-SW2 are submitted via the CHESS RFQ or RA tools. The ITES-SW2 contracts are the Army’s mandatory source for the purchase of COTS IT software products. Army customers must follow the software order of precedence which is: Enterprise License Agreement (ELA), ITES-SW2, DOD Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA). Customers must obtain a Statement of Non-availability from CHESS and/or an ITAS Waiver from the CIO/G-6 if they wish to purchase outside of CHESS. Note that purchasing from an ELA or DOD ESI is considered purchasing through CHESS. See the CHESS FAQ page for further information.

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News

Carahsoft Adds 65 Vendors to Catalog Offerings on ITES-SW2 Contract

March 9, 2021
Carahsoft today announced that it has added 65 more vendors to its Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2) contract for the U.S. Army Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS). Carahsoft’s contract now includes 128 solutions providers and is effective through August 30, 2025.
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Carahsoft Awarded Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 Contract to Support U.S. Army Enterprise Infrastructure Goals

October 1, 2020
Carahsoft today announced that it has been awarded an Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2) contract from the U.S. Army Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS), in coordination with the Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, to support the Army’s IT software requirements.
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