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Marine Corps Common Hardware Suite

Iron Bow Awarded $775 Million Contract

May 25, 2012
By George Seffers

Iron Bow Technologies LLC, Chantilly, Virginia, recently announced that it has been awarded the Marine Corps Common Hardware Suite (MCHS) End User Devices contract by the United States Navy. This Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract enables the United States Marine Corps to purchase commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) computers, servers and other advanced IT products. The contract has an estimated value of $775 million with a three-year base period of performance with the option to be extended for an additional two years. The MCHS End User Devices contract provides the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) with a vehicle to purchase COTS ruggedized and non-ruggedized desktops and laptops, servers and other computer equipment and accessories.

Firms to Provide Common Hardware Under $775 Million Contract

May 10, 2012
By George Seffers

Blue Tech, San Diego, California; CDWG, Vernon Hills, Illinois; Countertrade, Arvada, Colorado; Dell, Round Rock, Texas; GTSI Corporation, Herndon, Virginia; Intelligent Decisions, Incorporated, Ashburn, Virginia; Iron Bow Technologies, Chantilly, Virginia; ITG/EPLUS, Falls Church, Virginia; NCS Technologies Incorporated, Gainesville, Virginia; and World Wide Technology Incorporated, St. Louis, Missouri, are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contract for commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) computer systems, including ruggedized and non-ruggedized desktops and laptops, as well as servers and other associated computer equipment and accessories. This equipment, collectively referred to as Marine Corps Common Hardware Suite computing equipment, will provide standardized computing equipment and worldwide integrated logistics support for the Marine Corps operating forces and to the Department of Navy, while achieving the lowest cost of ownership through centralized procurement of high quality, COTS hardware. The aggregate not-to-exceed amount for these multiple award contracts combined is $775 million and represents a three-year base period with a two-year option, and the companies will have the opportunity to bid on each individual delivery order.  Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

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