IBM Wins $74.4 Million Contract To Overhaul Government Procurement System

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The U.S. General Services Administration awarded IBM the contract, IBM said in a statement Thursday. IBM will work with the GSA to design and build a standard IT architecture to support the agency's Integrated Acquisition Environment, which is used by hundreds of thousands of government civilian and defense employees and outside suppliers.

The project, which will be based on open-source software, includes integrating nine critical GSA applications into a single system in an effort to simplify the entire acquisition and procurement process, IBM said.

The GSA "could realize significant operating cost savings" through the project, IBM said, although the agency did not provide specific savings estimates.

Collins Consulting, Northrop Grumman, and Vertex Information and Computer Consulting Services will work with IBM on the project.

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