Internal Revenue Service Selects HP Desktop and Notebook PCs in Contract Worth More Than $35 Million
The federal agency that annually touches the lives of nearly 133 million Americans -- the Internal Revenue Service -- will purchase more than $35 million worth of new HP desktop and notebook PCs to meet the needs of its employees, HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced.
HP will supply the IRS with more than 12,300 Compaq Evo D500 desktop PCs and monitors and more than 11,000 Compaq Evo N800 notebooks through an IRS contract vehicle held by PlanetGov Inc. of Chantilly, Va.
The contract with the IRS "represents a competitive win-back for the new HP," said Jim Weynand, vice president and general manager, HP Public Sector Organization. The IRS was a long-time Compaq customer until entering an agreement with a competitor. "Having a customer of this stature recognize the importance of consistency and predictability on the part of an IT vendor, as well as low price, is an important win for HP," said Weynand.
"We are excited to work in partnership with the new HP to assist the IRS in its modernization program, and we look forward to the successful deployment of these products to IRS locations nationwide," said Steve Baldwin, chief executive officer, PlanetGov.
"HP understands the complex technology requirements of agencies like the IRS and looks forward to helping them achieve efficiencies new technologies can bring," said Weynand. "The breadth and scope of products and services available through the new HP gives us a strong competitive advantage in the public sector."
The IRS projects there will be 232 million tax returns filed in 2002, with that number increasing 1.5 percent annually through 2008. By far the largest component of that total is individual tax returns, which are filed either as paper or electronic documents.
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