The ITES-2S contract is a Performance Based Service Acquisition (PBSA) and is the preferred method of contracting for services and supplies.
The ITES-2S scope includes a full range of services and solutions necessary for the Army to satisfy its support of the Army enterprise infrastructure and infostructure goals with Information Technology (IT) services worldwide. The scope includes the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information Management (C4IM) requirements as defined in Army Regulation 25-1 (AR 25-1). Included in the scope of ITES-2S is requirements analysis, develop and implementation of recommended solutions, and operating and maintaining legacy systems and equipment. The Army has established a scope broad, comprehensive service types available, and sufficient flexibility to satisfy requirement changes that may occur over the nine-year period of performance. ITES-2S also provides a services-based solutions under which a full range of IT equipment.
The U.S. Army, Department of Defense, or any other Federal Agency are authorized to fulfill in-scope requirements under ITES-2S. ITES-2S is a performance-based ID/IQ contract vehicle (contract number: W91QUZ-06-D-0015) valued at $20 Billion over and available for use the next 9 years. ITES-2S is structured for an initial three years with 3 two-year follow-on options.
Objectives of the ITES-2S Contract
The ITES-2S contract is a Performance Based Service Acquisition (PBSA) and is the preferred method of contracting for services and supplies. PBSA is contracting for results, not just best efforts, and involves structuring all aspects of an acquisition around the purpose of the work to be performed. Essential elements of PBSA include:
- Performance requirements, expressed in either a Performance Work Statement (PWS) or Statement of Objective (SOO); performance requirements should be described in terms of what the required output is, rather than specify how the work is to be accomplished;
- Performance standards or measurements, which are criteria for determining whether the performance requirements are met;
- Appropriate performance incentives, either positive or negative;
- A surveillance plan documenting the Government’s approach to monitoring the contractor’s performance.
For further information regarding Performance Based Acquisitions, please see the ITEC4/ASCP ITES-2S ordering guidance found at https://ascp.monmouth.army.mil.