BLUE BELL, Pa., July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Border Enforcement and Management Systems Program Office (BEMS) to operate, manage and enhance systems used to improve security at America's borders and ports of entry.
This single-award, indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract has a one-year base period and four one-year option periods. All options are exercisable at the discretion of the government. The government may order work by issuing task orders for specific services under the IDIQ contract. The contract has a ceiling value of $460 million.
The award represents new work that significantly builds upon Unisys' success as an industry partner to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for more than a decade.BEMS, part of the CBP Office of Information and Technology, is responsible for supporting the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of CBP information technology systems. BEMS systems support CBP's key border enforcement activities conducted by CBP's operational offices. BEMS also supports CBP's administrative office systems ranging from its public website to core personnel and financial management systems to applications that track and record border intercepts and seized property. Unisys' work on the BEMS contract is expected to include enhancements and modernization of existing BEMS systems as well as potentially developing new systems to meet evolving border security requirements. "This new work builds upon Unisys' successful partnership with CBP and broadens our longstanding support of the mission-critical solutions that help protect the U.S. homeland," said Steve Soroka, group vice president for homeland security at Unisys Federal Systems. "Unisys is extremely pleased to have the opportunity to support BEMS and expand our partnership with CBP through this new work." About Unisys Unisys 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 23,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com. Follow Unisys on Twitter. Forward-Looking Statements Any 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 like this one, there is no guarantee that any task orders will be issued by the government. Additionally, 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 any awarded 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.