HP wins US$5.6bn NASA contract

29 May 2007

HP has been awarded a seven-year contract worth up to US$5.6bn by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide a wide range of technology to US federal government agencies.

HP products to be provided under the indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, called the NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) IV Class 5, include desktops, workstations and blade PCs with Linux and Unix capabilities, servers and printers.

Under SEWP IV, the entire federal government and its authorised prime contractors can purchase HP technology.

As well as this, the US Department of Veterans Affairs has made NASA SEWP IV its mandatory contract for the acquisition of technology.

“As the federal government looks to maximise investments, reduce costs and increase efficiencies, it needs a technology partner that delivers products and complete solutions that operate seamlessly in complex IT environments,” said Jack Novia, managing director and senior vice-president, Technology Solutions Group – Americas, HP. “With this NASA SEWP IV contract, HP is pleased to extend our partnership with federal government agencies and help them accomplish their mission goals.”

HP has delivered more than US$620m worth of products and services to federal government agencies from 1992-2007 through the previous NASA SEWP II and SEWP III contracts.

By Niall Byrne