The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) a $74 million task order to support information technology (IT) operations services, including service desk and deskside support, infrastructure, and datacenter operations.

"This is a significant step in our long-term strategy and commitment to serve the healthcare market and demonstrate SAIC's position as a large scale, technology integrator. We are proud to provide enterprise services to support HHS' mission," said Bob Genter, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Federal Civilian Customer Group.

As part of the task order awarded under the Next Generation IT Services (NGITS) Operations Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), SAIC will provide services for the operating divisions (OpDivs) and staff divisions (StaffDivs) supported by the HHS Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of Information Technology Infrastructure and Operations (ITIO).

The task order has a base period and five option periods spanning 54 months, and is worth approximately $74 million, if all options are exercised. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C., and Rockville, Maryland.

The NGITS Operations Services BPA has a five-year base period of performance, three one-year options, and a ceiling value of $207 million. The BPA includes a range of services, such as management, service desk and deskside support, infrastructure operations, datacenter operations, service management and support, endpoint engineering, and Infrastructure engineering.

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