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GSA Awards New IT Contracts for DoD Office

GSA # 9840

June 21, 2001
Contact: Deborah K. Ruiz, (202) 501-1231
deborah.ruiz@gsa.gov

Washington, DC - GSA has awarded two contracts that could be worth a maximum value of $144 million over the life of the contracts to support a Department of Defense program in gathering the best ideas, algorithms, and emerging high performance software tools. Each contract is for three base years and includes five option years.

High Performance Technologies of Arlington, Va., was awarded a $36 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract May 25, 2001, and a $108 million cost-reimbursable contract was awarded the same day to MOS University Consortium through Mississippi State University, Sponsored Programs Administration. The consortium is comprised of Mississippi State University, Ohio Supercomputing Center and San Diego Supercomputing Center.

Part of GSA's Federal Technology Service, the Information Technology Acquisition Center, Solution Development Center, co-located in Atlanta and Fort Worth, executed these contracts. ITAC SDC is well-recognized as a center for acquisition expertise.

High Performance Technologies will work to enhance collaborative and distance learning technologies to users at Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, and Army Research Laboratory, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, in Aberdeen, Md. The expected completion date is May 31, 2009. The face value of the base contract is $7,644,778. The total projected ceiling value is $36 million.

Mississippi State University will focus on enhancing computational environments, enabling technologies, education, outreach and training to users located at ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, the Naval Oceanographic Office at John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Miss. The expected completion date is also slated for May 31, 2009. The face value of the base contract is $23,435,398. The total projected ceiling value is $108 million.

Directed by DoD's High Performance Computing Management Office, the Programming Environment and Training (PET) program provides world-class, high-end/high performance computing capability to the DoD science and technology and test and evaluation communities. The technological advantage of advancing application and tools software capabilities and hardware access then benefits the work of the DoD scientists and engineers in those areas.

For more information about the contracts, contact Jo Davis, co-director of ITAC, at (404) 331-0389 or Tom Thomas, ITAC Contracting Officer at (404) 331-6115.