The Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) has awarded a six-year, $242.4 million contract to Unisys for server, storage and data center services.
“This contract signing represents a significant step in VITA’s strategy to modernize the state’s information technology (IT) infrastructure,” said Nelson Moe, chief information officer of the commonwealth (CIO).
“We are moving from a single-supplier, long-term contract to a multisupplier environment with shorter contract terms,” CIO Moe added. “We are continuing the journey we started in 2015 and making steady progress. This is a new era in technology for the commonwealth. The technology services VITA provides to agencies and other government entities across the commonwealth will be more agile, provided at market rates and offer the opportunity for enhancements.”
Subject matter experts from executive branch agencies and VITA developed the requirements and request for proposals (RFP). The in-depth reviews and evaluations of the proposals submitted required several months of dedicated effort.
Unisys is an American global IT company based in Blue Bell, PA. Its offerings include “security software and services, digital transformation and workplace services, industry applications and services, and innovative software operating environments for high-intensity enterprise computing.”
Moving to the multisupplier environment, VITA has awarded contracts for messaging, mainframe, multisourcing service integrator and managed security services. VITA provides IT services to executive branch agencies and other government entities across the commonwealth. It is responsible for IT infrastructure, governance, procurement and security.
About the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA)
VITA is the commonwealth's consolidated technology services and solutions provider responsible for the operation of the state's technology infrastructure, governance, security and oversight of major IT projects, and procurement of technology-related goods and services on behalf of state and local governments. www.vita.virginia.gov
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