VA signs $225m software task order with HP

The Veterans Affairs Department has awarded a $225 million task order to Hewlett-Packard Co. for Microsoft Corp. software for PCs throughout the department.

Under a six-year license, HP will provide all types of Microsoft products, from operating systems and office suites to application packages, HP officials said. The Microsoft license has one base year and five option years.

The task order was negotiated under the Procurement of Computer Hardware and Software-2 contract awarded by VA to Compaq Computer Corp. shortly before Compaq merged with HP. The contract was one of four awarded for what VA calls Peaches.

Through the Peaches program, HP along with GTSI Corp. of Chantilly, Va., MicronPC LLP of Nampa, Idaho, and PlanetGov Inc. of Fairfax, Va., are providing hardware, software, and security and wireless services to VA.

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