Military & government contract vehicles
Many of our MilGov customers prefer to purchase CRFS products using an existing approved contract vehicle. Our products are available through a range of different contract vehicles that is always growing. If you have a specific request, please do not hesitate to get in contact directly.
ITES-3H (CHESS) – U.S. Army
The U.S. Army’s Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-3 Hardware (ITES-3H) contract provides commercial information technology equipment to support the Army’s server, office IT equipment and storage environment needs. ITES-3H is a five-year, $5 billion contract under the umbrella of the Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) program, the Army’s primary source for commercial IT procurement.
SEWP V – North American Space Agency (NASA)
Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP, pronounced ‘soup’) is a multi-award Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicle focused on commercial IT products and product-based services. With over 140 pre-competed Prime Contract Holders, SEWP offers a wide range of commercial advanced technology including:
- Tablets, desktops and servers
- IT peripherals
- Network equipment
- Storage systems
- Security tools
- Software products
- Cloud-based services
- Health IT
- Video conferencing systems
- Other IT, Communication and Audio-Visual products
Product based Services such as installation, training, maintenance and warranty and a full range of product-based services are also available through SEWP.
FirstSource2 (FS2) – Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
The IT and Telecom category includes products and services to support DHS’s IT and telecommunications needs. The IT and Telecom category encompasses subcategories that include communications and telecom solutions, IT Services, IT Software, and IT Hardware. Current DHS-wide contract vehicles included in this category offer DHS customers access to IT software, licenses, hardware and services.
TETRAS – US Air Force (USAF)
Test & Evaluation Technologies for Ranges, Armaments & Spectrum (TETRAS)
Tailored Logistics Support (TLS) Program – Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
The prime vendor process starts with a contractual agreement between the government and a commercial vendor. The single vendor (the prime vendor) buys inventory from a variety of suppliers, and the inventory is stored in commercial warehouses. The customer orders supplies from the prime vendor, largely through electronic ordering systems. The supplier then ships directly to the customer, as needed, within a specific geographic area. This process reduces delivery time to the customer and, by using the private sector’s storage and distribution system, reduces DOD’s inventories and associated warehousing and redistribution costs. This, in turn, reduces the costs borne by the U.S. taxpayer.
If you would like to use one of these contract vehicles to purchase CRFS equipment and/or software, please contact us here.