February 13th, 2007 13:19 EST
DHS Awards Contracts for IT Commodities
Washington — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced 11 contract awards today under its FirstSource initiative. The FirstSource procurement is a 100 percent small business set-aside that establishes department-wide Information Technology (IT) commodities contracts with the following companies:
- All Points Logistics, Inc.
- Computer World Services Corp.
- EG Solutions LLC
- Government Acquisitions, Inc.
- Multimax Array
- NCS Technologies, Inc.
- Net Direct Systems, LLC
- ST Net-Apptis
- Wildflower International Ltd
FirstSource will provide DHS with access to a wide variety of IT commodity products. The FirstSource contracts include, but are not limited to: networking equipment, wireless technology, imaging products, voice recognition technology, diverse business hardware and software, and other IT resources; on-line data reporting services for order, delivery, warranty, asset, and spend tracking; and associated product maintenance, installation, and support.
“These contract arrangements will help us speed up the delivery of IT commodities and ensure that we have a flexible and cost-effective process moving forward," said Scott Charbo, DHS Chief Information Officer. “It will also help further the integration of our information technology systems across the department, which is one of our most important goals.”
The FirstSource program complements the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) program, which completed its final source selection in September with the award of 53 contracts – 28 of which were to small businesses.
The Enterprise Solution Office, within the Office of Procurement Operations’ Information Technology Acquisition Center, will serve as the program office for the FirstSource contracts.
For more information regarding the FirstSource and EAGLE Programs please visit www.dhs.gov/openforbusiness and select the “Information Technology Acquisition Center” link.
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