The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI)/ Interior Business Center (IBC), Acquisition Services Directorate (AQD) has awarded CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), a prime position on the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ), multiple-award contract for Foundation Cloud Hosting Services. The ID/IQ, which supports the DOI Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), as well as other government customers including both civilian agencies and the Department of Defense has a total contract ceiling value of US $1 billion over nine years, including option periods that extend through November 2022.
CGI, the first large company Cloud Service Provider to receive FedRAMP provisional authorization to operate for a government specific community cloud, will support DOI-wide cloud hosting, data center consolidation and IT infrastructure tasks. CGI will deliver a range of services for storage, secure file transfers, virtual machines, database and web hosting, as well as development and test environment hosting.
"As a Federal cloud leader, CGI brings experience and innovation to the delivery of cloud-based services through this contract, enabling DOI and its bureaus to more effectively support their broad and important missions," said Toni Townes-Whitley, Senior Vice-President for Civilian Agency programs at CGI. "Now organizations within DOI have access to a very flexible contract vehicle to help them easily procure infrastructure solutions that will cost-effectively and securely meet emerging needs and new challenges for many years to come."
Today CGI provides cloud services to a host of federal and state agencies under the General Services Administration (GSA) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), and was an awardee under GSA's Email as a Service (EaaS) BPA (ceiling of US $2.5 billion) to provide email and records management services from the cloud. DOI will join a long list of federal agencies that have entrusted CGI to deliver services to support Cloud First and Data Center Consolidation initiatives, including the General Services Administration (GSA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Department of Health and Human Services.
CGI partnered with leading technology and services firms including Accelera, Accellion, Acquia, Akamai, Carpathia, Chenega Government Consulting, Esri, G&B Solutions, IQ Business Group, LanTech, Microsoft, NJVC, Onix Networking, Phase One Consulting Group, Riverbed Technology, Salesforce.com, Technatomy, and Valley Automation, to offer DOI, its bureaus and offices access to innovative, comprehensive, and flexible cloud services to meet business needs throughout the ten-year ID/IQ period of performance.
About CGI Federal Inc.
CGI Federal Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., dedicated to partnering with federal agencies to provide solutions for defense, civilian, and intelligence missions. Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 69,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annualized revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$18billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.
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