Be the Primary Source supporting Soldiers’ information dominance objectives by developing, implementing and managing commercial Information Technology contracts that provide enterprise-wide net-centric hardware, software, and support services for the Army.
Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) is the Army’s designated primary source for commercial Information Technology (IT). CHESS provides a no-fee, flexible procurement strategy through which an Army user may obtain Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) IT hardware, software, and services contract vehicles via the CHESS IT e-mart (https://chess.army.mil). The CHESS IT e-mart offers simple, straightforward CHESS contract vehicles for customers to request quotes or proposals. These contracts provide continuous vendor competition for best value, and consolidation of requirements to maximize cost avoidance and leverage the Army’s buying power.