GTSI MMAD-1 CONTRACT AWARD SUSTAINED BY GAO.GTSI Corp. (Nasdaq: GTSI) has announced that the GAO has sustained the protest filed by GTSI regarding the Maxi-Minis and Databases (MMAD-1) contract. The GAO's decision recommends that the Army Communications and Electronic Command (CECOM CECOM Communications Electronics Command (US Army)
CECOM National Center for Communications of the Civil Protection Agency ) leave GTSI's MMAD-1 contract in place and allow GTSI to compete for orders.
"We are hopeful now that we can move forward with this contract," said Dendy Young, GTSI Chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "The contract will play to our strength in high-end UNIX UNIX
Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics). computing, networking and enterprise storage environments and affirms our position as a leading provider of integrated high-end products and services."
In August 2000, GTSI was one of two companies awarded the MMAD-1 contract by CECOM. MMAD-1 is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. The contract has a two-year base period with three one-year options for a total of five years. GTSI's award value was $857 million, if all options are exercised by the government.
Although the contract was awarded by the Army, the Navy and IRS An abbreviation for the Internal Revenue Service, a federal agency charged with the responsibility of administering and enforcing internal revenue laws. were also instrumental in requirement development and contract award. All three agencies will be the major customers on the contract. In addition, MMAD-1 is open to all agencies within the Federal government, including DOD (1) (Dial On Demand) A feature that allows a device to automatically dial a telephone number. For example, an ISDN router with dial on demand will automatically dial up the ISP when it senses IP traffic destined for the Internet. and civilian as well as foreign military sales That portion of United States security assistance authorized by the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and the Arms Export Control Act of 1976, as amended. This assistance differs from the Military Assistance Program and the International Military Education and Training Program .
Under MMAD-1 contract, GTSI will provide commercial off-the shelf (COTS) high end 64-bit servers, workstations, operating systems, compilers, software applications, peripherals, local and wide area networking (hardware and software), engineering and support services (classified and unclassified), managed environment support, equipment maintenance, system upgrades, training, leasing, associated documentation, and consumables to meet the world wide requirements of the government.