Dell wins $100M Alliant order from NIH unit

Dell Inc. will provide a variety of IT and other services to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases under a General Services Administration Alliant contract task order worth more than $100 million.

Under the terms of this award, Dell will provide support services to the institute’s domestic and international users who include biomedical researchers, managers and administrative staff.

As part of the contract Dell will provide support to the network infrastructure, engineering services, application development, high performance computing, security, business intelligence, cloud computing, mobility and management.

A continuation of Dell’s long partnership with NIAID, this contract will help the customer significantly improve operational efficiency, enhance workforce productivity and deliver measurable business value.

NIAID, of Bethesda, Md., is a unit within the National Institutes of Health under the Health and Human Services Department.

Dell Inc., of Round Rock, Texas, ranks No. 19 on Washington Technology’s 2012 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

Reader Comments

Wed, Jun 20, 2012 Mariano Tellarini www.masthink.com

Another good opportunity to help the small business community navigate through these challenging times seems wasted. I am confident that there are good reasons for the award. Still, I can't help but wonder why a (mainly) IT equipment manufacturer would be awarded a contract so heavy in disparate services. BI, Security, App. Development, Mobility, all sound like pretty differentiated business tools that could have been perfectly architected and deployed by any of thousands of talented professionals working for small businesses out there. You would just need a good Orchestra Director to manage the multiple implementations effectively. Maybe DELL has a strategy to share the work -and revenue- with their small partners? If that’s the case, would that be cost effective?

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