Press Release: August 30, 2010
Topics: Financial

U.S. Air Force Awards HP Blanket Purchase Agreement to Support Enterprise Computing Requirements Worldwide

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today announced it has been selected as a preferred technology provider by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) for a new five-year enterprise computing Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA).

Under the terms of the new Client Computing/Servers (CCS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), cumulatively worth up to $800 million, HP products may be selected through the quantum enterprise buy (QEB) procurement system. In support of USAF QEB programs over the last five years, HP has delivered more than $450 million worth of computing products including more than 720,000 desktop PCs and 40,000 notebook PCs.

“The agency BPA represents the exceptional relationship with the U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense that HP has built over several decades,” said Stephen DeWitt, senior vice president and general manager, Personal Systems Group, HP. “We look forward to continuing to deliver the highest quality products and technology innovations for the Air Force’s worldwide enterprise computing needs.”

HP will provide the USAF with a wide array of business desktop and notebook PCs, including workstations, mobile workstations, thin clients, business-rugged PCs and performance displays. The award also will include departmental servers and additional storage for existing storage area networks. Products acquired through the CCS award will be distributed to USAF bases and facilities around the world.

HP hardware purchased through the CCS BPA complies with environmental preference programs and the Department of Defense’s Green Procurement Program (GPP) policy, which mandates federal procurement officials to give preference to environmentally friendly products and services. The GPP program elements include production, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, reuse, operation, maintenance and disposal of hardware products.

HP was selected for the CCS BPA after a thorough competitive process conducted by the USAF.

The HP and USAF BPA number is FA8771-10-A-0601. More information about the USAF purchase process is available by contacting Randi Williams, contracting officer, U.S. Air Force, at +1 334 416 2809 or randi.williams@gunter.af.mil; or Martin Toland, primary program manager, U.S. Air Force, at +1 334 416 4846 or martin.toland@gunter.af.mil.

Additional information about HP’s offerings for public sector customers is available at http://government.hp.com.

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