Encore IITask Area 18 – Hardware

This task area provides for acquisition of IT equipment including, but not limited to, servers, central processing units (CPU), disks, disk drives, display screens, keyboards, printers, boards, memory, chips, tapes and tape drives, secure wireless solutions, hubs, transceivers, terminal servers, desktop and laptop computers, personal digital assistants (PDA) and ancillary peripheral hardware.  Hardware delivered under this contract, as appropriate, shall include all controllers, connectors, cables, drivers, adapters and other associated hardware and software required for operations, as provided by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).  In accordance with the provisions of FAR 51.1 Contractor Use of Government Supply Sources, the Contracting Officer has determined it is in the best interests of the Government for contractors to use General Services Administration (GSA) schedules as sources of supply.  Purchases other than through use of the GSA schedules shall be justified and such justification shall be documented for review as a part of the contractor's purchasing system reviews.