PTO awards $35 million support contract to Galaxy Scientific Corp.

The Patent and Trademark Office recently awarded the five-year, $35 million Information
Technology Product Assurance contract to Galaxy Scientific Corp. of Falls Church, Va.

Galaxy will handle PTO systems support services, including independent testing and
assessment of applications and hardware, year 2000 analyses and testing, and data and
records management, PTO contract specialist Dave Sibik said.

Galaxy has four subcontractors: American Technical Resources Inc. of McLean, Va.; EAR
Ltd. of Ashburn, Va.; J.G. Van Dyke & Associates of Alexandria, Va.; and MGS Inc. of
Richmond, Va.

PTO awarded the contract under an accelerated procurement process five months after
receiving vendors’ bids.

The contract has one base year and four one-year options. Galaxy has been a PTO
contractor since 1994, doing independent verification and validation work for the agency.

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