Army prepares ADMC-2 for prime time

The Army is preparing for business on the $5 billion Army Desktop and Mobile Computing-2 (ADMC-2), but is encouraging buyers to look for deals on ADMC-1 in the short term.

The Army Program Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS) conducted briefings Thursday with companies that had won contracts under ADMC-2, which had been delayed for several months because of a protest, according to a PEO-EIS spokesman.

Gateway had filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office in May but withdrew it in August, clearing the way for the Army to proceed with the contract, the spokesman said.

CDW Government, Dell and Hewlett-Packard won the large-business awards under ADMC-2. Integration Technologies Group, MPC-G, NCS Technologies, Telos, Transource Computer and Westwood Computer won the small-business portions of the ADMC-2 contract designed to provide the service with desktop and mobile computers in the next decade.

PEO-EIS plans a consolidated buy program – through which the commands place orders to get the best prices – for ADMC-2 in February and March 2007, the PEO-EIS spokesman said.

Meanwhile, as the end of the fiscal year approaches, the PEO-EIS spokesman urged Army computer buyers to take advantage of deals available on the ADMC-1 contract through the service’s consolidated buy program.

Dell, for example, is selling a small form factor desktop computer through the consolidated buy program for $647, down sharply from the standard ADMC-1 price.

CDW-G discounted its consolidated buy price for a similar HP desktop computer to $641, reduced from the regular ADMC-1 price of $1,341, a spokesman said. Apptis, iGOV, GTSI, Insight Public Sector, Intelligent Decisions and MPC-G also hold ADMC-1 contracts.

Featured

  • Defense
    Ryan D. McCarthy being sworn in as Army Secretary Oct. 10, 2019. (Photo credit: Sgt. Dana Clarke/U.S. Army)

    Army wants to spend nearly $1B on cloud, data by 2025

    Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said lack of funding or a potential delay in the JEDI cloud bid "strikes to the heart of our concern."

  • Congress
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

    As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.