Five Companies Grab GSA's $1.5 Billion Smart Card Contract

Five Companies Grab GSA's $1.5 Billion Smart Card Contract<@VM>Five Companies Grab GSA's $1.5 Billion Smart Card Contract<@VM>Five Companies Grab GSA's $1.5 Billion Smart Card Contract

By Jennifer Freer, Staff Writer

May 22 - The U.S. General Services Administration on May 19 awarded its governmentwide Smart Access Common ID contract to five companies that will compete over a piece of the total $1.5 billion pie.


The contract was awarded to KPMG Consulting LLC of McLean, Va.; Litton-PRC, Inc. of McLean, Va.; Electronic Data Systems Corp. of Plano, Texas; 3-G International Inc. of Springfield, Va.; and Logicon Inc. of Herndon, Va.


The contract lasts 10 years and has a base period of two years, with two option periods of four years each. When an agency wants a smart card solution, the five awardees can bid for the business.

The smart cards will support applications such as electronic signature, training certification, and e-commerce.


"The contract will provide our government partners with a wide range of smart card applications and functionality," said Sandra Bates, commissioner of GSA's Federal Technology Services.

"They will greatly enhance the security of government facilities and systems on a worldwide basis and have the potential of providing millions of federal employees with a smart card."


The program is a cooperative effort under GSA's leadership with a committee composed of representatives from the federal civilian, defense and intelligence communities.

Task orders issued under these contracts will allow the prime contractors a fair opportunity to bid on each agency's requirements. The contracts include provisions for firm fixed price, time and materials and labor-hour task orders.

All GSA regional offices and other federal agencies will be able to use the contracts.
By Jennifer Freer, Staff Writer

May 22 - The U.S. General Services Administration on May 19 awarded its governmentwide Smart Access Common ID contract to five companies that will compete over a piece of the total $1.5 billion pie.


The contract was awarded to KPMG Consulting LLC of McLean, Va.; Litton-PRC, Inc. of McLean, Va.; Electronic Data Systems Corp. of Plano, Texas; 3-G International Inc. of Springfield, Va.; and Logicon Inc. of Herndon, Va.


The contract lasts 10 years and has a base period of two years, with two option periods of four years each. When an agency wants a smart card solution, the five awardees can bid for the business.

The smart cards will support applications such as electronic signature, training certification, and e-commerce.


"The contract will provide our government partners with a wide range of smart card applications and functionality," said Sandra Bates, commissioner of GSA's Federal Technology Services.

"They will greatly enhance the security of government facilities and systems on a worldwide basis and have the potential of providing millions of federal employees with a smart card."


The program is a cooperative effort under GSA's leadership with a committee composed of representatives from the federal civilian, defense and intelligence communities.

Task orders issued under these contracts will allow the prime contractors a fair opportunity to bid on each agency's requirements. The contracts include provisions for firm fixed price, time and materials and labor-hour task orders.

All GSA regional offices and other federal agencies will be able to use the contracts.
By Jennifer Freer, Staff Writer

May 22 - The U.S. General Services Administration on May 19 awarded its governmentwide Smart Access Common ID contract to five companies that will compete over a piece of the total $1.5 billion pie.


The contract was awarded to KPMG Consulting LLC of McLean, Va.; Litton-PRC, Inc. of McLean, Va.; Electronic Data Systems Corp. of Plano, Texas; 3-G International Inc. of Springfield, Va.; and Logicon Inc. of Herndon, Va.


The contract lasts 10 years and has a base period of two years, with two option periods of four years each. When an agency wants a smart card solution, the five awardees can bid for the business.

The smart cards will support applications such as electronic signature, training certification, and e-commerce.


"The contract will provide our government partners with a wide range of smart card applications and functionality," said Sandra Bates, commissioner of GSA's Federal Technology Services.

"They will greatly enhance the security of government facilities and systems on a worldwide basis and have the potential of providing millions of federal employees with a smart card."


The program is a cooperative effort under GSA's leadership with a committee composed of representatives from the federal civilian, defense and intelligence communities.

Task orders issued under these contracts will allow the prime contractors a fair opportunity to bid on each agency's requirements. The contracts include provisions for firm fixed price, time and materials and labor-hour task orders.

All GSA regional offices and other federal agencies will be able to use the contracts.

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