Army ITES-3S

Contract Number:  W52P1J-18-D-A115


Period of Performance:  September 2018 – September 2027

Contract Types:  Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Cost Reimbursable (CR), Time & Materials (T&M)

Ceiling: $12.1 Billion


  • No Associated Fees (0%)
  • Decentralized Ordering
  • Open to Army, DoD and all federal agencies


The objective of the ITES-3S contracts is to meet the Army’s enterprise infrastructure and infrastructure goals with a full range of innovative, world-class Information Technology (IT) support services and solutions at a fair and reasonable price. ITES-3S is a multiple award, ID/IQ contract vehicle. It is the Army’s primary source of IT-related services worldwide. All DOD and other Federal agencies are authorized to use the contracts to satisfy their IT requirements.

Working in partnership with the prime contractors, CHESS manages the contracts, in coordination with the ACC-RI Contracting Center. Through the use of ITES-3S, users have a flexible means of meeting IT service needs quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively. Orders may be placed by any contracting officer from the aforementioned agencies. There is no fee to place orders against the ITES-3S contract.

The ITES-3S contracts encompass a full range of innovative, world-class information technology support services and solutions at a reasonable price. Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Time and Materials (T&M), and Cost Reimbursement (CR) Task Orders (TOs) are authorized under this contract. Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs) cover the following services.

  • IT solution services
    • IT Subject-Matter Expert (SME)
    • IT Functional Area Expert (FAE)
    • Incidental construction
    • Other direct costs
    • IT solution equipment
    • Travel and per diem
    • IT solution software
    • IT solution – Other Direct Costs (ODCs)

The types of services and solutions offered by ITES-3S fall under the following Task Areas: Cybersecurity Services; Information Technology Services; Enterprise Design, Integration and Consolidation Services; Network/Systems Operation and Maintenance Services; Telecommunications/Systems Operation and Maintenance Services; Business Process Reengineering Services; IT Supply Chain Management Services; and IT Education & Training Services. Copies of the ITES-3S contracts can be found on the CHESS IT e-mart. The IT e-mart Web site is Services will be acquired by issuing individual TOs.

Contract types will be determined IAW the FAR and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) based on the circumstances of each order.

Akira ITES-3S Ordering Guide  

CHESS ITES-3S Ordering Guide

Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) program


Akira Technologies is a HUBZone small business with the capabilities and team to be an ideal Prime Contractor for ITES-3S, Akira has demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent contracts and is doing so today with 48 different contracts with 32 different customers.  Akira also bring the ability to manage multiple award IDIQ contracts as it is currently a prime on 12 IDIQ contracts and can bring this experience to the successful delivery of ITES-3S.  Akira maintains the following quality certifications including ISO 9001:2015 and CMMI-Level 3.  Akira and its team have the capabilities to provide the full scope of work required to deliver superior services under the ITES-3S vehicle.  Please contact the individuals below for additional questions.

Program Manager
Srinivas Chennamaraja
202-517-7187 x 1309

Marketing and Business Development
Paul Schiele
540 446 6015

Task Order Management
Paul Schiele
540 446 6015

Contract Management
Kristina Drost



Akira is enhanced by a dynamic group of 22 companies including 16 small business that brings coverage across all PWS Task and Sub-Task Areas.   The team, made up of 75% small businesses brings experience in all six of the complex technical areas that comprise the JIE.  Akira has brought on Conceras LLC and IFF Data Solutions Inc. as Major Subcontractors

  • 2M Research Services LLC
  • Acadia Cyber Solutions LLC
  • The Apelago Group LLC
  • Armedia LLC
  • Arrowpoint Corporation
  • Blackhawk Enterprise Inc
  • Cognitive Medical Systems Inc
  • Conceras LLC
  • Convergenz LLC
  • Enterprise Information Services Inc
  • Frontier Inc
  • Infinity Systems Engineering
  • MTA Inc
  • NextiraOne Federal LLC
  • OneSourcePCS LLC
  • Presidio
  • Quality Business Engineering LLC
  • Red River Computer Company
  • Rolston Information Assurance LLC
  • Systems Integration Inc.
  • Wavelink Inc.