BLUE BELL, Pa., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract worth up to $7.2 million to transition 4,500 users at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration to Google Apps for Government, a cloud-based email and collaboration solution.
The move to the cloud-based solution is designed to allow employees at the National Archives to share information technology infrastructure, resources and applications while helping them to collaborate with each other and with individuals and organization outside of the agency. The National Archives expects the solution to give its employees secure and efficient access to email and data while cutting operational costs and improving system uptime and availability.
The firm fixed price contract was awarded to Unisys under the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) IT 70 Schedule contract program. The five-year contract includes one base year followed by four one-year option periods, exercisable at the discretion of the government. The base year is valued at $2.8 million, and the total contract is worth $7.2 million if all options are exercised.
This contract is the first awarded to Unisys by the National Archives, the nation's record keeper. The new cloud-based solution will help the agency perform its record management duties to safeguard and preserve U.S. government records."We are pleased to have the National Archives as a new client making the transition to cloud-based email and collaboration services," said Venkatapathi "PV" Puvvada, group vice president, civilian agencies, Unisys Federal Systems. "We look forward to helping the National Archives cut costs and become more efficient as its employees perform their important and high-profile mission." The award closely follows Unisys' recent announcement that it had completed the transition of 5,000 employees at the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory to the cloud-based Google Apps for Government solution. Early this year, Unisys also completed a similar transition of 25,000 employees at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Last year, Unisys announced the transition of 17,000 GSA employees to the Google solution. The project made GSA the first federal government agency to migrate all of its employees to a cloud-based email environment. For more information on Unisys Collaborative Office Solutions – Google Apps for Government, go to www.unisys.com/cos. 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 contract are based on the assumption that all options will be exercised, which is at the discretion of the government. 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 base period or any exercised option 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. 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. About the National ArchivesThe National Archives and Records Administration is an independent Federal agency that preserves and shares with the public records that trace the story of our nation, government, and the American people. From the Declaration of Independence to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries, and online at www.archives.gov. Follow Unisys on Twitter. RELEASE NO.: 1129/9143