Smaller companies strongly represented in US Army desktop deal
Eight out of nine companies winning up to 10-year Army Desktop and Mobile Computing deal are smaller players
The US Army has awarded a $2.5bn fixed-price-contract for Army desktop and mobile computing (ADMC-3) to nine companies, with eight of these organisations being regarded as small businesses, which have fewer than 1000 employees.
The winners for the contract, who emerged from 58 bids, are Blue Tech; Iron Bow Technologies; Red River Computers; Intelligent Decisions; NCS Technologies; Dell Federal Systems; Strategic Communications; GovSmart; and Ideal Systems Solutions.
This is the third iteration of ADMC. Companies that seem to have missed out from ADMC-2, the previous iteration, include HP and CDW.
ADMC-3 was set up to provide commercial-off-the-shelf IT equipment, which is managed and administered by the US Army Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS). The Army received 58 bids for ADMC-3, which is the its preferred vehicle for buying desktop, laptop and mobile computing devices as well as peripherals.
The contract has a ceiling of $5bn and a four-year base with three two-year extension options, comprising a 10-year ordering period.