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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

FY-04-05

Contact: Tom Hill

202-927-8500

For
Immediate Release
www.atf.gov

December 23, 2003

ATF
AWARDS THIRD SEAT MANAGEMENT CONTRACT (ESA III)

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has awarded a performance-based
contract to Electronic Data Systems Corporation of Plano, Texas to be
effective on December 23, 2003. The contract was awarded under the Defense
Information Systems Agency (DISA), Encore, Governmentwide Acquisition
Contact (GWAC).

The
contract, with a base period of 5 years and a 2-year option, has a potential
value of $300 million dollars. The contract will provide enterprise-wide
hardware, software and technology services necessary to ensure continued
mission success for ATF employees and task forces performing critical
law enforcement missions. Approximately 8,500 seats in nearly 260 locations
nationwide will be initially supported.

This is ATF’s third seat management
contract. As a full service managed services contract, the scope could
include a broad range of Information Technology services that allows
ATF to perform its law enforcement mission.

Gartner,
Inc. of Stamford, Connecticut and Acquisitions Solution, Inc. of Oakton,
Virginia assisted ATF in charting the new performance –based contract
from inception through award. ATF used concepts and practices developed
from the 7 Steps of Performance-Based Contracting, a project
that was initially conceived through the collaborative efforts of the
Department of Commerce and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy
(OFPP).

Acting ATF Director, Bradley Buckles said, “ATF
has always had high standards of excellence and innovation through strong
partnerships. This will continue.”

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