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CGI selected for U.S. Navy SeaPort-e contract for it services
Jul 16, 2008 (08:07 AM EDT)

FAIRFAX, VA, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CGI Federal, Inc., a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., today announced that it was selected by the United States Navy to bid on work to be awarded under the SeaPort-e IDIQ (indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity) contract. SeaPort-e will be the US Navy's contract vehicle of choice to procure all future engineering, technical, logistics, program management and financial support services. The contract will be utilized by Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift Command, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Strategic Systems Programs, Office of Naval Research, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and the United States Marine Corps.

The government estimates a maximum of $5.3 billion of services will be procured annually via orders issued under the SeaPort-e multiple award contracts. The award has a 10 year period of performance with an initial term of one year, followed by a 5-year option period and a second 4-year option period.

Like other federal organizations, the US Navy is looking for ways to centralize and optimize its IT within a climate of new laws, policies, and procedures. SeaPort-e enables the Navy to rapidly procure services and focus on improving mission performance, quality, and standardization. The contract is also the prime vehicle to help the Navy procure a wide range of value-added consulting services to help keep pace with the rapidly evolving technology and war-fighting environment.

"CGI's selection by the U.S. Navy is an affirmation of our reputation in the federal market and the Navy's confidence in CGI to deliver state-of-the-art solutions and services," said Gail Guseman, Vice-President, CGI Federal. "We look forward to participating in the bidding process and winning work under this contract."

CGI's teaming partners include Automation Technologies, Inc., Capgemini Government Solutions, Chaash Inc., Enterprise Engineering Inc., Paragon Technology Group, Procentrix, Inc., Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc., Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc., Sterling Heritage Technology Corporation, Target Systems, TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, and Universal Consulting Service.

About CGI Federal

CGI Federal (\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 27,000 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 $3.8 billion and at March 31st, 2008, 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: .

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