Navy awards two more ERP pilot contracts

Navy awards two more ERP pilot contracts

By Bill Murray

GCN Staff

As part of its enterprise resource planning pilot, the Navy has awarded two more contracts, bringing the total number to four.

All four pilot projects will use ERP software from SAP America Inc. of Newtown Square, Pa.

The Naval Sea Systems Command recently awarded a $36 million contract to IBM Corp. to implement a regional maintenance system at ship repair centers in the mid-Atlantic region.

Working with NAVSEA and the Atlantic Fleet, IBM is developing the Navy Enterprise Maintenance Automated Information System. The command will deploy the system at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Norfolk, Va.

All are included

IBM's subcontractors include KPMG LLP of New York and Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego, IBM spokesman Chris Collins said.

NAVSEA plans to complete the pilot by January. It has the option of converting the pilot to a live program. If the command exercises the option, the contract could last another five years and would be worth $168.5 million.

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command also has awarded a $25.5 million ERP pilot contract. Through the 21-month deal, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. of New York'along with subcontractors Computer Sciences Corp. and Logicon Inc. of Herndon, Va.'will create a financial system for the command's warfare centers using SAP software, SPAWAR spokesman Tom LaPuzza said.

Earlier this year, the Naval Air Systems and Naval Supply Systems commands awarded pilot contracts [GCN, April 24, Page 1].

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