USAID taps five teams for $4 billion in technology work
- By Wilson P. Dizard III
- May 15, 2006
The U.S. Agency for International Development has named five vendor teams to provide technology services amounting to as much as $4 billion over five years to the international aid agency, the State Department and other foreign policy organizations.
The five teams received Principal Resource for Information Management Enterprise-wide contracts from AID. The contracts take the form of General Services Administration Federal Supply Schedule blanket purchasing agreements. The contracts run for one year with four option years.
The PRIME 3.2 contracts cover a wide range of IT services such as project management; systems integration; network engineering, management, and security; worldwide data and voice communications; customer relationship management and other user services; and analysis and implementation of emerging technologies.
AID provided the team leaders and other companies on the teams:
- AT&T Government Solutions, teamed with: Computer Frontiers; Science Applications International Corp.; Datapath; Dimensions International Inc.; ICOR Partners LLC; Cornerstone Industry Inc.; IBM Business Consulting Services; and Severn TechSources LLC
- Computer Sciences Corporation, leading a team composed of DynCorp International; STG; Siemens; Grant Thornton; Hewlett Packard; WorldSpace; True North Solutions; Acuity; Computer Frontiers; MTI; Primescape; SBI Technology; USGC; and Via Consulting
- ManTech International Corporation, leading a team that includes: Microsoft; CISCO; Sprint; Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.; Electronic Data Systems; Allied Technology Group; American System Corp.; Atlantic CommTech; Glotech Inc.; Geneva Software Inc.; MZK Corporation; Mercom Corp.; and International Business Exchange
- Northrop Grumman Information Technology, teamed with: BearingPoint Inc., CACI Inc.; Worldwide Information Systems Inc; Intercom Federal Systems Corp.; Strategic Business Systems Inc.; AIS Engineering Inc.; AH Networks Inc.; iPath Technologies; Jean A. Garneau Information Technology; Progressive Technology Inc.; TLA LLC; Trinity Information Management Services Inc.; and Adsystech Inc.
- Systems Research and Applications Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of SRA International Inc., leading a team with: Acuity Inc.; AINS Inc.; American Systems Corp.; ASIS Inc.; CGI Federal; Communication Technologies Inc.; Creative Information Technology Inc.; Customer Value Partners Inc.; Delta Solutions Inc.; Development InfoStructure Inc.; EWA-IIT Inc.; GlobalSat Inc.; MZK Corp.; Pillar Systems; Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLC; Sysmatics; TKC Communications Inc.; and Virtue Technologies, Inc.
CSC estimated the value of its agreement to be approximately $800 million if the government exercises all its options.