BLUE BELL, Pa., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys (NYSE: UIS) announced today that it has been awarded a task order by the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) to operate and manage the database and middleware systems for the agency's Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) – the organization dedicated to procuring goods and services for agencies throughout the federal government.
This cost-plus-award-fee task order for the Database and Middleware Support (DBAMS) project, awarded under GSA's Alliant government-wide acquisition contract, is worth up to an estimated $28 million over five years. It has a 2.5-month base period and four one-year options followed by one 9.5-month option period. All options are exercisable at the discretion of the government.
Under the DBAMS task order, Unisys will initially consolidate and upgrade FAS' mission-critical databases and middleware. These systems support the organization's core mission applications and are integral to FAS' electronic commerce, acquisition and document management processes.
The task order provides an additional option, also exercisable at the discretion of the government, for Unisys to provide assessment services for migrating the FAS database and middleware systems to a cloud-based database-as-a-service model in which GSA would no longer need to deploy and maintain its own database hardware and software."This new task order expands Unisys' relationship with GSA's Federal Acquisition Service into new areas of innovation," said Venkatapathi "PV" Puvvada, group vice president for civilian agencies at Unisys Federal Systems. "We look forward to helping the agency cut costs and to potentially build a detailed roadmap for migrating its database systems to the cloud." 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 more than 22,500 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com. Follow Unisys on Twitter. 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, statements in this release regarding the total value of the task order are based on the assumption that the government will exercise all option years, which is at the government's discretion, and that the base period and each option year will continue for its full term. In cost type task orders, such as this one, the awarded value is an estimate by the contractor based on the government's stated requirements. The contractor may only bill the government for the actual costs of performance and the fee awarded to it by the government. Statements in this release regarding the total value of the contract assume that the government will incur the estimated costs and will award the maximum fee. 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 each year of the task order will continue for its 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.: 0912/9129