HP Joins Select Group to Provide New IT to DOJ Agencies
The FBI had selected the IT giant as one of its prime contractors to provide new IT hardware, software and services for the next eight years.
The FBI apparently trusts Hewlett-Packard and a few other IT companies to
keep its secrets.
HP's Enterprise Services division on Jan. 6 announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has selected the Palo Alto, Calif.-based IT giant as one of its prime contractors to provide new IT hardware, software and services from 2011 through 2019.
The selection also applies to IT needs from other U.S. Department of Justice agencies under the massive new FBI Information Technology Supplies and Support Services (FBI IT Triple S) contract.
As a result of its selection, HP will be eligible to compete for task orders under the $30 billion multiple-award basic ordering agreement contract, enacted in 2010 by Congress.
Among the other vendors picked by the FBI to compete for future IT products and services are Unisys, Raytheon, IST Research, GTECH, SAIC, Intelligent Decisions, Fusion Technology, Emtech, GTSI, Technica and VIP Consulting.
The FBI IT Triple S contract is an eight-year procurement contract, valued as high as $30 billion, that will create task orders spanning a variety of IT support services relating to hardware/software, operations and maintenance, technical support and application development.
The contract has a one-year base period followed by a seven-year option period and serves as a centralized source for the FBI to buy integrated IT products and services. By establishing simple and uniform mechanisms in support of the FBI's mission and daily operations, the agency is able to obtain contractor services as well as high-quality products.
HP has provided support services to government agencies for more than 45 years. About 40 percent of HP's enterprise business involves public-sector agencies, including the federal government, state and municipal customers, and research facilities.