|By Business Wire||
|August 27, 2013 10:01 AM EDT||
Force 3, delivering the best in federal security, unified communications, networks, data center, and medical imaging solutions, today announced that together with Patriot-Comm, it has been named a partner of the First Source II contract for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract is worth up to $2 billion over five years, with two one-year options. It was specifically designed to be the primary procurement vehicle for all commodity buys and information technology refreshes. The contract will serve as the preferred source for acquiring the information technology (IT) products required to meet the DHS’ enterprise infrastructure needs.
The First Source II contract was exclusively awarded to small businesses, including historically underutilized, woman-owned, economically disadvantaged, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB). Force 3 will work with prime contractor Patriot-Comm, a SDVOSB, to provide DHS with access to a wide and renewable variety of IT commodities and solutions, including hardware and software, as well as value-added IT services. Force 3 will be the primary provider of Cisco, NetApp, and EMC IT commodities.
“Our position with manufacturers enables us to bring an added dimension of value and support to this contract vehicle,” said Mike Greaney, Chief Revenue Officer at Force 3. “We are proud to be working with SDVOSB Patriot-Comm to provide the DHS with streamlined access to the technology products they need to protect our country.”
Working in partnership with the prime contractors, the Acquisition Program Management Branch (APMB) manages the First Source II program, in close coordination with the ITAC Contracting Officers (COs) within the DHS Office of Procurement Operations (OPO).
For more information please visit www.force3.com.
About Force 3
Force 3 is the trusted provider of Data Center, Communication and Collaboration, Borderless Networks, Cyber Security services, and Medical Imaging Solutions for Federal agencies, Enterprise organizations and their key partners. With headquarters in Crofton, Md. and offices in Herndon, Va., Force 3 has a 20-year history of delivering, supporting, and maintaining cost-effective IT products and services. At Force 3, we have a relentless focus on achieving our customers’ end goal through innovation, unique solutions and highly trained, passionate people. Our dedication has resulted in being named one of Cisco’s Top 5 Federal Gold Partners in America, as well as Federal Partner of the Year in 2013. For more information, please visit www.force3.com.