CSC (News - Alert), a provider of technology-enabled services for organizations, has signed a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA (News - Alert)) to provide email hosting services.
CSC is one of the 17 companies that have won the contract under the GSA Schedule 70. The estimated value of the contract is $2.5 billion for all companies. It consists of two Email-as-a-service (EaaS) BPAs: one based on the Microsoft Exchange solution and the other employing a Google (News - Alert) solution. The contracts, awarded during CSC’s second quarter of fiscal year 2013, have a two-year base period and three option years.
Under this agreement, CSC will compete for task orders to provide offerings within government community, private, secret enclave and public clouds. Some of the services delivered under this contract include EaaS (billed per mailbox), office automation, electronic records management, as wella s migration and integration services with security requirements at the FISMA moderate-impact level.
With CSC’s EaaS blanket BPAs, federal agencies will be able to order a broad range of EaaS services faster and at better prices. Mobile employees can get e-mail access from anywhere, manage licenses and deployment more efficiently, and obtain faster updates for enhanced functionality and security.
CSC’s BizCloud for Government has been a huge success. The EaaS offering, the company says, builds on this success among government customers. BizCloud is the industry’s first and only on-premises, private cloud that is billed as a service and ready for application workloads in just 10 weeks. It provides the privacy, security and control of a private cloud with the agility, convenience and elasticity of a public cloud.
“CSC has successfully delivered email as a service to government organizations at the federal and state level, and that work has laid the foundation for providing GSA with a solution that will reduce cost, meet the President’s cloud mandate and embrace cloud for enterprise applications,” said Mike Gaffney, vice president and general manager of CSC’s North American Public Sector Civil Group, in a statement.
“Government employees, much like those in the commercial space, want to use personal devices for their job and get work done remotely, and cloud services are the key to making this a possibility,” Gaffney added. “CSC’s experience delivering cloud services to both government and commercial clients will aid GSA as the agency transitions to deliver as a service enterprise applications across the federal government.”
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Edited by Jamie Epstein