NASA chooses eight SEWP III contractors

NASA chooses eight SEWP III contractors

Eight vendors have come out as winners in the third round of NASA's Scientific and Engineering Workstation Procurement.

The SEWP III contracts are fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity deals for high-end computing equipment. All told, they could be worth a maximum of $4 billion over the next five years.

The contracts replace the SEWP II contracts that expired July 15. The space agency competed SEWP III from scratch, said Joanne Woytek, NASA's SEWP program manager at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

SEWP officials will provide information about product compliance with requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998, but ultimately it's up to the buying agencies to make sure the wares they purchase comply, Woytek said.

The SEWP III contractors are:

  • Compaq Computer Corp. for high-performance servers

  • Government Micro Resources Inc. of Manassas, Va., for servers and storage devices

  • GTSI Corp. of Chantilly, Va., for mechanical computer-aided design, networking equipment and mass-storage devices

  • Hewlett-Packard Co. for electrical CAD and Earth science computers

  • IBM Global Services Federal of Bethesda, Md., for database servers

  • Logicon FDC of Greenbelt, Md., for networking and mass-storage devices

  • SGI Federal Inc. of Silver Spring, Md., for visualization workstations and high-performance servers

  • Unisys Corp. for networking equipment.

  • This fall, the SEWP office will seek a second round of bids in two categories that failed to generate any proposals: security products and supporting equipment, which includes monitors, printers and other peripherals.

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