IBMÂ (NYSE: IBM) has been awarded a potential 10-year, $319.6 million contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency to update the current point-of-sale system at U.S. military commissaries worldwide.
The companyÂ will supportÂ Commissary Advanced Resale Transaction System modernization effortsÂ in allÂ Defense Commissary AgencyÂ locations globally, the Defense Department said Friday.
DoD noted theÂ single-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract includes aÂ minimum guarantee of $1 millionÂ and work could extend throughÂ June 30, 2026, if all options are exercised.
CARTS is designed to help U.S. military commissaries manage the resale of groceries and household items to service members and their families.
The system works to connect each commissary with the DeCA headquarters and two server centers built to support customer checkout and back office functions.
The first delivery order under the contract is worthÂ $6, 688.533 for the work period of July 1 to Sept. 30 and falls underÂ fiscal 2016 DeCAÂ surcharge funds, Â according to the department.
DISAÂ is scheduled toÂ issueÂ a second orderÂ by Oct. 1Â and will useÂ DeCA surcharge funds forÂ fiscal 2017 to finance the remainder of the contract’s initialÂ base yearÂ period.