CHESS

Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS ), is the Army's designated "primary source" for commercial IT. CHESS provides a no-fee flexible procurement strategy through which an Army user may procure commercial off the shelf (COTS), IT hardware, software and services via an e-commerce based process. CHESS offers simple, straightforward contract vehicles through its online Army e-commerce ordering system, the IT e-mart. These contracts provide continuous vendor competition for best value and consolidation of requirements to maximize cost avoidance and leverage the Army's buying power.

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