HP wins $35 million IRS PC deal

Hewlett-Packard Co. will provide more than $35 million worth of new HP desktop and notebook personal computers to the Internal Revenue Service to support the agency's modernization effort, the company announced August 7.

The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company will provide the computer equipment under an IRS contract held by PlantetGov Inc. of Chantilly, Va., company officials said. The IRS will receive 12,300 Compaq Evo D500 desktop PCs and monitors and more than 11,000 Compaq Evo N800 notebooks through the deal.

The contract represents "a competitive win-back for the new HP," said Jim Weynand, vice president and general manager of the company's Public Sector Organization. The IRS was a longtime Compaq customer until entering an agreement with a competitor. HP completed a merger with Compaq Computer Corp. of Houston May 3.

Weynand attributed the company's winning the contract to its consistency and predictability as an IT vendor as well as its competitive low price.

The computer products, which will be deployed throughout the United States, are part of the ongoing IRS modernization program, said Stephen Baldwin, PlanetGov's chief executive officer.

HP is a provider of products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers, businesses and government. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing.

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