Consolidated Buy

IMPORTANT NOTE
Small Business Set-Asides: In accordance with FAR 19.502-2, all Delivery Order values above the micro-purchase threshold, but not over the simplified acquisition threshold, shall be set aside for small business unless the contracting officer determines there is not a reasonable expectation of obtaining offers from two or more responsible small business concerns that are competitive in terms of fair market prices, quality, and delivery. CB Update Regarding COVID-19: As a result of COVID-19, expect possible delays in CB shipments due to base access, port closures, and government closure of non-essential business. If you have concerns about delivery schedule(s) outlined in your individual orders, please contact your ordering contracting officer to facilitate a meeting with vendor/contractor POC to determine delivery schedule. The CHESS office will continue to monitor this situation carefully. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Life Cycle Info: 1. Per CIO and G-6 memo below, effective immediately, all Army organizations should adhere to the following to maximize efficient spending while meeting Windows 10 SHB-A requirements: (a) aggregate Consolidated Buy purchases at the highest levels possible, (b) avoid purchasing end-point devices with unnecessary features and utilize minimum specifications, and (c) use CHESS's Reverse Auction tool. 2. If you experience issues with the AGM, such as those requiring re-installation, contact your local helpdesk. Each Army Command (ACOM) has technical POCs assigned to download the AGM. If your local helpdesk is unable to assist, users are directed to contact the CHESS Customer Service Center (armychess@mail.mil; ph: 888-232-4405) to obtain their ACOM's AGM Trusted Download Official POC information.
Consolidated Buy
CB# 34 Ordering Period
Period Opens: 1 Jun 2021 Period Ends: 30 Sep 2021
CB# 35 Ordering Period
Period Opens: 1 Oct 2021 Period Ends: 31 Jan 2022
All desktop and/or notebook computers must be purchased through CHESS in accordance with AR 25-1, Army Knowledge Management and Information Technology. Three CB periods are planned yearly (Oct/Jan: Feb/May and Jun/Sep) Army organizations that take advantage of the consolidated buy net substantial savings regardless of the quantities procured; even a single user that only orders one system benefits by receiving the same reduced price as larger volume purchasers. Monitors and printers are offered on the CB as a convenience. The purchase of monitors and/or printers offered on the CB is NOT mandatory.