Unisys Wins Contract to Extend Professional and Technical Support for General Services Administration GSA.gov Website
Contract Extends Unisys Five-Year Relationship with General Services Administration to Support Award-winning Website
BLUE BELL, Pa. – The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded Unisys (NYSE: UIS) a firm fixed price contract to provide maintenance and IT support for GSA.gov, one of the federal government’s most-visited websites, and for GSA’s internal portal, GSA InSite. The agreement, a recompete of a contract that Unisys has held since April 2003, was awarded under GSA’s IT Schedule, a procurement vehicle that assists federal agencies with IT purchasing. The contract consists of one base year and four one-year options, which are exercisable at the discretion of the government.
The Brookings Institution recently ranked GSA.gov, which was developed and is maintained by Unisys, third out of 61 federal agency websites in its 2008 State and Federal Electronic Government report, which provides annual analysis of federal, state and local government websites. The institution ranks the websites based on a number of criteria that include: online content; electronic services, privacy and security, readability, access for disabled citizens, foreign language accessibility, presence of advertising and premium fees, public outreach, and visual consistency.
Under the contract, Unisys will continue to provide functional and technical IT support to enhance the GSA.gov site – which receives approximately 850,000 visitors monthly and provides comprehensive information for commercial and government customers on a wide variety of subject areas, including GSA contracts and schedules, programs, publications, services and training, as well as per diem and mileage reimbursement rates. Unisys will also work with GSA to implement new technologies to promote collaboration and interaction among GSA’s over 14,000 associates. Unisys developed the GSA.gov website and improved the distributed content management system, which helped to improve search capabilities, site performance, and end-user satisfaction.
In addition, Unisys created and maintains the enterprise infrastructure required to support the agency’s intranet portal, GSA InSite. To reduce costs, Unisys consolidated five of the agency’s major regional portals on one centralized system, and will continue to support the agency’s consolidation efforts throughout the contract period. In addition, GSA recently implemented a Unisys-supported architecture with single sign-on and collaboration capabilities, enabling employees to share documents and projects, communicate online, and manage e-mail in an access-controlled environment.
“The GSA intranet portal and website are vital sources of information for employees and government and commercial customers,” said Bob Bratt, managing partner for civilian agencies, Unisys Federal Systems. “Unisys is pleased to continue its partnership with GSA, providing the IT support and expertise required to ensure optimum site and intranet availability and performance. These are essential functions to promoting and improving access to the agency and its many resources, as well as enhancing collaboration, productivity and efficiency.”
Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and solutions company. We provide consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and infrastructure services, combined with powerful enterprise server technology. We specialize in helping clients use information to create efficient, secure business operations that allow them to achieve their business goals. Our consultants and industry experts work with clients to understand their business challenges and create greater visibility into critical linkages throughout their operations. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
Any statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements rely on assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Because agreements with government agencies are terminable before the end of their terms and are subject to the availability of appropriated funds, there is no guarantee that the contract will continue for its full term. Additional discussion of factors that could affect Unisys future results is contained in periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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