FDA awards $111 million contract for IT support

The Food and Drug Administration awarded ITSolutions LLC of Gaithersburg, Md., a contract worth up to $111 million to provide IT infrastructure support for the agency of the Health and Human Services Department.

The FDA IT Services for Infrastructure contract, awarded Aug. 18 and posted yesterday on FedBizOpps, provides for helpdesk services, purchase and installation of personal computers and servers, support of network, e-mail and server administration, and security for all of these services. ITSolutions will start work Oct. 1.

The contract will be a fixed-priced, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity vehicle with a 12-month base period and four, 12-month option periods. It is worth up to $111.3 million if all options are used.

ITSolutions will support multiple desktop and server operating systems, a large install base of commercial software, remote access using both dial-up and broadband technologies, and voice over IP telephony. The wide area network consists of frame relay and long-haul T-1 circuits, which provide access to a variety of Web-based, host and client server applications.

FDA's over 10,000 employees are in 250 business locations around the country including Puerto Rico. FDA has more than 12,000 desktops, laptops and servers.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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