What do I do if I need a
password to the ITES-2S Portal?
Answer: General Dynamics uses the portion of the portal behind the task
order management section as the location for teammates to conduct day to day
operations. Each teammate company is
authorized to have two userids for the portal. If you feel you need to get access to this
section of the portal, contact the ITES-2S Program Management office at (757)
864-0850 or send an email to ITES2PMO@gdit.com .
I have forgotten my userid/password – how do I get it reset?
Answer: While at the logon page, click on “Forgot
your password?” and enter the generic user ID you were provided and click on
submit. A new password will be e-mailed
to the owner of your generic password within a few minutes. If you change the owner of your company userid and password, please inform the GD PMO office at ITES2PMO@gdit.com For
additional questions or concerns please contact the ITES-2S Program Management
office at (757) 864-0850 or send an email to ITES2PMO@gdit.com .
How do I
make an request through the ITES-2S contract?
Answer: It is a simple, decentralized
method that individuals and their contracting offices can use. It really boils down to determining your
requirements (by capturing your requirements in a couple of prescribed
documents), determine acquisition strategy with your
local contracting office, and then having your contracting office upload your
requirements' documents onto the CHESS website.
You can upload your RFP requirements at https://chess.army.mil. You
can also review the overall Army CIO procurement guide at https://ascp.monmouth.army.mil/scp/downloads/standardspolicy_files/ARMY_IT_Guide_2006.pdf for individual steps and
processes. Both Army Small Computer
Program and General Dynamics have a complete set of instructions on how to best
use this contract to meet your needs on.
Simply go into the ORDERING GUIDE section of the website and review both
documents. (Actual CHESS ordering guide
will be published once government provides approved ordering guide).
What is a
Answer: PBWS is the Performance Based Work Statement that is written by the
bidding vendor/contractor to give the customer the details of the solution they
have developed in response to the PWS that was issued in the solicitation. The details of this document are highlighted in the Performance-Based
will I get my task order awarded?
the details of the contract and the concept implemented by the
Hardware, Enterprise Software and (CHESS), your local contracting office can submit your requirements
to the CHESS website at https://chess.army.mil. Your requirements' documents will then be
posted to the CHESS website for the prime vendors to review. Incoming bids from various vendors could be
required as quickly as routinely 10 days.
Since each requirement is slightly different due to complexity, you can
recommend how many days the vendors have to respond to your needs through
coordination with your local contracting office.
Do I need an
AKM 1 wavier before using the ITES-2S Contract?
Answer: If the purchase is above $25k (O&M) or above $100K (RDT&E),
you must submit for an AKM Goal 1 Waiver through the Army CIO/G6 office. To request a waiver you must go to https://adminapps.hqda.pentagon.mil/pac/ . You can read more details on the overall
procurement timeline and requirements at https://ascp.monmouth.army.mil/scp/downloads/standardspolicy_files/ARMY_IT_Guide_2006.pdf
Do I have to
use Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) if I need to
buy hardware or software for a Task Order?
per the contract issued by NCRCC all contractors, including subcontractors,
must first check with CHESS to find out whether they carry your particular
hardware or software requirements when conducting all ITES-2S
procurements. If CHESS or the DOD ESI
websites do not carry the items you want to purchase or the items can be
purchased at a cheaper price, then another distributor is welcome.
What are the labor rates for the individuals that I need?
Answer: You can view all labor rates and definitions for all labor
categories of personnel supported under this contract on the General Dynamics
website at the “ITES-2S Services” flyout on the left hand side of website.
What am I
required to provide to my new employees at my government site if someone comes
to work for me (ie, computer support, CAC card, etc)?
Answer: The terms you state in your
requirements document will determine what you provide to the vendor (ie, CAC Card, automation support, office supplies,
etc). Your local contracting office will
help you in identifying the most common site requirements.