Unisys Corporation has won a blanket purchase agreement (BPA), with an estimated ceiling value of $2.5 billion, by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to compete for task orders for cloud-based services for email, collaboration, office automation, electronic records management and other functions. The agreement has a two-year base period followed by three one-year option periods.
“This BPA allows agencies at all levels of government to take advantage of Unisys’ experience helping government agencies reap the benefits of moving their email and collaboration solutions to the cloud,” said Venkatapathi “PV” Puvvada, group vice president for civilian agencies at Unisys Federal Systems. “And by offering both community and private cloud solutions on two of the leading cloud email platforms, we are positioned to address the specific needs of agencies regardless of their size or mission.”
Unisys was one of 17 cloud service companies selected to provide these services under a GSA BPA, and this indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity BPA is open to all U.S. federal agencies as well as state, local, and tribal governments.
Under the new government-wide BPA, Unisys will offer two cloud options to agencies: a “community cloud” and a private cloud solution. The former can be accessed by multiple organizations with similar missions, based on Google Apps for Government, and the latter is dedicated specifically for use within a single agency, based on Microsoft Corp.’s Microsoft Office 365.