FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2012) - CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE:GIB)(TSX:GIB.A) has been selected as one of 17 companies awarded a five-year, government-wide Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for Email as a Service (EaaS) by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The estimated BPA value is US$2.5 billion and may be used by federal, state, local and tribal governments.
CGI was awarded a position in all five EaaS BPA categories: Email services, electronic records management, cloud-based office automation, migration services, and integration services. CGI's services will be delivered either in CGI's certified-secure federal cloud or on the government site.
"GSA continues to lead from the front in order to ensure innovative technologies are easier to access and faster to ramp up for government agencies of all sizes," said Donna Ryan, President, CGI Federal. "Over the past year, we have seen tremendous interest in cloud as agencies seek to streamline IT management and reduce expenses, while increasing their ability to flex to evolving business and mission needs."
"The EaaS BPA is a good next step and a natural complement to the IaaS BPA, both of which enable government to take advantage of the benefits of cloud," said James Pyon, Vice-President and Cloud Offering Executive, CGI. "This BPA also extends beyond email into services like cloud-based document management, so we are pleased to offer an expanded set of services through this easy-to-use vehicle."
CGI is one of only three companies awarded positions on both of GSA's government-wide cloud BPAs. Through the Infrastructure as a Service BPA, awarded in October 2010, CGI is accredited to deliver certified, secure public cloud solutions. CGI supports a range of federal cloud work for agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, National Archives and Records Administration, General Services Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
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 sixth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. With approximately 72,000 professionals located in offices and global delivery centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, CGI offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as more than 100 proprietary solutions. Further to the recent completion of the Logica acquisition, CGI's annualized revenue is approximately $10.4 billion, with an estimated order backlog of approximately $17.7 billion, CGI's shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) and are included in the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com/usfederal.
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