IBM, AT&T win Georgia outsourcing deals
IBM Corp. and AT&T Inc. have won large, multiyear contracts to provide outsourced technology services to Georgia, reports the Associated Press
One eight-year, $873 million contract for information technology infrastructure services was awarded to IBM and a second five-year, $346 million contract for managed network services went to AT&T. Each was the sole bidder.
EDS Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp., which were prequalified to compete for both opportunities, dropped out of the competition.
Georgia expects to save $180 million over the life of the contracts, Gov. Sonny Perdue said in a Nov. 20 statement
IBM, of Armonk, N.Y., ranks No. 16
on Washington Technology's 2008 Top 100 list
of the largest federal government prime contractors. AT&T, of San Antonio, Texas, ranks No. 38
on the list.