Government Contract Awards
Robbins-Gioia, LLC, a provider of project management services, announced it is beginning a one-year contract with options to provide program management training to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The five-week, five-module course focuses on program management, Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 300 requirements for process change.
American Science and Engineering, Inc., a provider of X-ray detection technology, announced an order from the U.S. Air Force for a Pallet-Search X-ray inspection system. PalletSearch, a conveyor-based cargo X-ray inspection system, can thoroughly inspect cargo shipped on large pallets or in air-cargo containers. The Air Force will deploy the PalletSearch system at a military base in Europe to inspect palletized cargo for terrorist threats.
Valued at approximately $1.4 million, the order also includes installation and operator training, along with a one-year warranty.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded a three-year contract to International Biometric Group (IBG) for research into the impact of identity determination systems and processes on international travel, border management, and homeland security.
Under this $2.2 million contract, IBG will work with the DHS and key global travel stakeholders to re-search and explore technologies and processes that can significantly enhance homeland security, while maintaining the priorities of personal privacy and travel convenience. IBG will evaluate a wide range of identity management information technologies and systems, with a special focus on existing and emerging bio-metric solutions.
The State of Colorado has standardized on-time and labor solutions from Kronos, Inc. A recent recommendation specifies that “as an initial step toward implementing an ERP system, the state should implement a centralized time-keeping system for all state entities.”
August 2003 marked a milestone for the implementation, with approximately half of the State of Colorado’s 38,000 employees using a Kronos solution.
Moneris Solutions, one of North America’s largest electronic transaction processors, announced that the Illinois Office of the Secretary of State has signed a multi-year renewal agreement for payment processing solutions.
Under the agreement, Moneris Solutions will continue its ten-year relationship with the state, providing payment processing solutions that allow Illinois residents to use their credit cards for a variety of business services, including driver’s license renewals and new license plate orders. In fact, the original partnership with Moneris Solutions in 1992 enabled the state to accept credit card payments for the very first time.
Wright Express will provide fleet fuel cards and fleet management services to the States of Colorado and Alabama as outlined in two new contracts that cover approximately 17,000 vehicles.
Both contracts cover all vehicles for the two states. As part of the agreements, all fuel purchases made for state vehicles will be made using Wright Express cards. Wright Express will then handle all related billing and reporting functions. This unified approach allows states to increase efficiency and reduce expense. Fleet managers in both Colorado and Alabama will also have access to WEXOnline, an online account management tool that helps streamline management of government fleets.
Los Angeles County awarded Accela, Inc., a $7 million contract for a new enterprise software solution, Kiva DMS. The new system will be used by more than 3,000 county employees and will provide a centralized approach to resource, land, and permit management for four key divisions—Department of Public Works, Fire, Regional Planning, and Environmental Health.
Micro Warehouse Gov/Ed, Inc., a retailer and direct marketer of computer hardware, software, and peripheral products to government and education customers, announced that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) awarded the company a two-year blanket purchasing agreement that is potentially worth $40 million over the life of the contract.
The DLA agreement encompasses all information technology products and services available on the company’s GSA Schedule, including trade-compliant hardware, software, and services to support and supplement existing computer network infrastructures and installations.
Raytheon Co. was selected to provide information technology (IT) operations and maintenance to NASA’s Earth Observing System. The five-year contract is valued at up to $500 million.
EOS gathers and archives, as well as processes environmental earth observation data and then makes the data available to government and scientific communities.
Global Internetworking, Inc., a facilities-neutral telecommunications carrier specializing in high-capacity data transport solutions, has been awarded three multi-year contracts to provide secure, high-capacity data transport services to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) with a total value of $2.5 million.
Metastorm, a provider of Business Process Management (BPM) software for automating, managing, and controlling processes, announced that the City of Walnut Creek, CA, has selected Metastorm’s BPM solution to manage its core strategies projects, track milestones, and provide critical information to city management on a real-time basis.