Wizzard Software awarded GSA Schedule for government technology procurements.
Wizzard Software Corporation (OTCBB OTCBB
See OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB). :WIZD) has announced it has been awarded a GSA (1) (Global mobile Suppliers Association, Sawbridgeworth, U.K., www.gsacom.com) A membership organization of suppliers of GSM products and services. Its goal is to promote GSM as the worldwide mobile communications standard. See GSM Association and GSM. Schedule by the General Services Administrations (GSA) for its Voice Tools software products and professional services.
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The Wizzard Software GSA Schedule, which is effective from November 18, 2003 until November 17, 2008, is classified as a Federal Supply Service (FSS FSS Federal Supply Service (US General Services Administration)
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FSS Forensic Science Service (Great Britain) ) 70 contract with Contract Number GS-35F-0099P. This contract allows government organizations (federal, state and local) to more easily acquire Wizzard Software speech related products and professional services.
"In the past, our technologies and services were primarily available to commercial organizations and a few select government organizations through limited direct purchases," stated Chris Spencer, 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. of Wizzard Software. "Government customers now have the option to place large orders directly with Wizzard Software through our GSA Schedule."
As a GSA contractor under FSS Schedule 70, Wizzard Software now directly provides an array of speech recognition and text-to-speech products and services, including software, training and support. Any agency of the U.S. Government may take advantage of Schedule 70 task orders to secure products and services in a variety of areas supported by Wizzard Software.
GSA Schedules closely mirror commercial buying practices by providing government customers access to state-of-the-art, high-quality commercial services and products at volume discount pricing on a direct-delivery basis. GSA Schedules also offer the potential benefits of shorter lead-times, lower administrative costs and reduced inventories.
Wizzard will be adding several of its commercially distributed speech recognition engines and text-to-speech products to its GSA Schedule in the near future.
Wizzard Software's current government customers are agencies within the Department of Defense and the U.S. Postal Service The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) processes and delivers mail to individuals and businesses within the United States. The service seeks to improve its performance through the development of efficient mail-handling systems and operates its own planning and engineering programs. . "With this GSA Schedule contract, Wizzard Software can now more easily offer our technologies and expertise across the entire government sector," added Spencer.