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CGI wins US$19 Million task order for EPA Software Testing, Implementation and Support
Apr 17, 2008 (08:04 AM EDT)
FAIRFAX, VA, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CGI Federal, Inc., a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., today announced that it was awarded a task order under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development Systems Engineering and Specialized Scientific Support (ORD SES3) Blanket Purchase Agreement. The award is for the Software Testing, Implementation, and Production Support (STIPS) program, providing operations and maintenance support for over 150 administrative and scientific management systems in the Office of Research and Development. Assuming a constant level of effort and the exercise of all six option years, the deal is worth approximately US$19 million to CGI.
In February of this year, CGI was one of four large-business IT service providers selected by the EPA to bid on work to be awarded under ORD SES3. It is expected that over US$100 million in task orders will be awarded under ORD SES3 contract, which will run for seven years, including options. Project work awarded under this contract will include business, technical and scientific services, addressing the application support, scientific support, technical and business consulting services and infrastructure management needs of the agency. The contract will provide mission critical contract support for EPA's research on the prevention of risk, pollution, and harm to human health.
CGI's solution for the EPA is based on its Managed Services delivery model. CGI's Managed Services model leverages its on-shore delivery centers to provide IT and business services to the EPA. CGI's delivery centers apply industry standards, proven processes, and automation to deliver solutions designed to enable agencies like the EPA to more effectively and efficiently execute their mission.
"CGI has partnered with EPA to deliver high quality solutions for over 30 years. We are proud to have won this task order and look forward to providing exceptional support for ORD's mission critical and business applications," said Kenyon Wells, Vice-President, CGI Federal.
This contract is in addition to the $83 million agreement announced on April 10, 2008 to modernize EPA's financial system using CGI's commercial off the shelf Momentum(R) software, and transition EPA's financial system IT hosting and application management to CGI.
About CGI Federal
CGI Federal (www.cgi.com\usfederal) is a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., dedicated to providing effective IT solutions for federal government agencies by combining over 30 years of government experience and technology skills. Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 26,500 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue run rate stands at $3.7 billion and at December 31st, 2007, CGI's order backlog was $12.04 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com .
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