IT Purchasing

Service Description

The NEC is required to review and approve all IT hardware and software purchases on the installation. Requests that exceed the $3K threshold must be submitted as a Purchase Request (PR) in the Acquiline system supported by the Directorate of Contracting, and must be routed through the "NEC IT" group for approval. The approval process ensures that the requested items fit the installation architecture, that there is a valid justification, and that the equipment will be used for authorized government functions.

PC purchases are required to be made through the Computer, Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) Consolidated Buy (CB) processOffsite link in new window. Organizations with requirements for computer configurations not found within the CB may request an exception to policy.

Requests to purchase software, servers, and systems (specific use hardware/software/peripheral combinations) for local use are required to have approval of the Configuration Control Board (CCB). Please contact the CONUS SERVICE DESK at 1-866-335-ARMY (2769).

NEC Responsibilities

  • To review Purchase Requests within 48 hours of submission.
  • To provide timely feedback to the customer of the status of any purchase.
  • To submit requests for non-standard purchases to the CCB.

Customer Responsibilities

  • Adhere to current purchasing guidelines posted at the Computer, Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) websiteOffsite link in new window.
  • Attach all relevant documentation to PRs submitted via Acquiline (e.g. approval letters, waivers, specifications, etc.).
  • For purchases requests exceeding $25K, provide an Army Goal 1 Waiver Approval to the PR in Acquiline.
  • For requests to purchase PCs and Notebooks outside of the Consolidated Buy, provide a memo signed by an O6 or equivalent.
  • For non-standard purchases, obtain approval from the NEC Configuration Control Board (CCB) before submitting PR.

Questions and Contact Information

Please contact the ARMY ENTERPRISE SERVICE DESK at 1-866-335-ARMY (2769) for more information.


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