General Dynamics awarded $3.9 billion Army Common Hardware Systems-5 contract

General Dynamics Missions Systems was awarded a contract for the Common Hardware Systems-5 (CHS-5) Program from the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract consists of a three-year base contract with two one-year options, for a maximum potential contract ceiling of $3.9 billion, said the company in a statement.

CHS is a ‘one stop shop’ for tactical IT hardware solutions supporting more than 120 Army and U.S. Department of Defense program offices (including the Navy and the Marine Corps) for the rapid acquisition (orders typically on contract in 90 days or less) and delivery of commercial-off-the shelf IT hardware and services, according to General Dynamics. Approximately 75,000 to 100,000 pieces of hardware are acquired through the contract from General Dynamics Mission Systems and its partners, which includes dozens of small and large businesses. ‎

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