VA is almost ready to buy Peaches 3

The Veterans Affairs Department has issued a draft request for proposals for its $1.4 billion Procurement of Computer Hardware and Software contract, Peaches 3.

Under the contract, which consists of one base year and four one-year options, the department will purchase IT solutions including storage, networks, security, Internet protocol communications, health care automation, e-business, online documentation and data services.

The multiple-award contract also will be used to purchase radio frequency and infrared technologies, wireless technology, imaging, voice-activated computers, personal digital assistants and office automation software advances. The hardware requirement includes both purchase and leasing of IT equipment.

The award is scheduled for April 2006, according to Input, a federal market research firm in Reston, Va.

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