General Dynamics Mission Systems has received a $3.9 billion contract by the U.S. Army for Common Hardware Systems (CHS-5), according to an 1 August statement by the US Department of Defense (DoD).
The contract, from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, was announced Wednesday by the DoD and enables General Dynamics Corp to provide state-of-the-art computing and networking equipment that improves connectivity, interoperability, logistics and maintenance support to Soldiers, and is positioned as the Army’s primary organization to oversee commercial hardware for the Army’s tactical network.
According to the terms of the deal, work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 24, 2023.
The CHS-5 contract requires vendors to establish a Public-Private Partnership (P3) with Tobyhanna Army Depot, or TYAD, in order to facilitate product support for programs procuring hardware via CHS-5 and having core logistics capability requirements. This partnership leverages the innovation, resources and leadership skills of both TYAD and CHS in order to provide the best value to the warfighter.
Other enhancements for CHS-5 include a pre-negotiation pricing schedule for the life of the contract; additional warranty options with up to eight years of coverage; added Program Protection Plan language; incentives to provide the lowest price hardware; and the ability to procure Technical Data Packages based on competitive pricing.
“Developing the CHS-5 contract has been a long, complex process, but because of the excellent teamwork between the Army Contracting Command (ACC), the Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) and PdL CHS, we are in a great position to better support our PM partners and our Soldiers,” said Mr. Stan Niemiec, Project Lead for Network Enablers.