BLUE BELL, Pa., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently awarded a contract to Unisys (NYSE: UIS) to compete for task orders under the Tactical Communications Equipment and Services contract.
Unisys will compete for task orders in two of five categories included under the contract: infrastructure services such as design, integration and analysis of communications systems; and operations and maintenance services such as end user support, equipment maintenance, and rapid deployment support.
The contract will help the federal government support its legacy mission-critical public safety communications systems as well as upgrade those systems to include interoperable, digital IP-based solutions capable of integrating voice, data and video.
Unisys is one of 30 companies awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with a two-year base period and three one-year options, exercisable at the discretion of the government. This IDIQ contract has a total potential value capped at $3 billion over five years. The contract is open for use by any component organization within the DHS, as well as the White House, and the Interior, Justice and State departments.The contract represents a new vehicle for Unisys to provide services to DHS and other agencies. Unisys has previously provided tactical communications support to DHS components such as the Transportation Security Administration and the National Programs and Protection Directorate. "This award gives Unisys an opportunity to provide mission-critical tactical communications systems support services to a broad range of federal agencies," said Marty Mackes, vice president for Homeland Security, Unisys Federal Systems. "We look forward to helping to guide DHS into the future of tactical communications." About UnisysUnisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With approximately 22,500 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com. Forward-looking StatementsAny statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements rely on assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. In particular, under IDIQ contracts there is no guarantee that the government will award any task orders. Further, because agreements with government agencies are terminable before the end of their terms and are subject to the availability of appropriated funds, there is no guarantee that the contract will continue for its full term or that any awarded task orders will continue for their full term. Additional discussion of factors that could affect Unisys future results is contained in periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. RELEASE NO.: 0627/9114