Systems Made Simple Selected to Support a Major Technology Contract Issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs

The Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Contract Will Transform IT Projects to Quickly and Successfully Meet the Ongoing Needs of Our Nation’s Veterans

SYRACUSE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Systems Made Simple, Inc. (SMS), a leading provider of IT systems and services which support critical architecture, data and application challenges in the healthcare industry, announced it has been selected to be one of 14 prime technology contractors on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) contract. SMS received one of the seven awards reserved for certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.

The T4 program, one of the largest existing campaigns being undertaken by the Federal government, will manage information technology (IT) contracts within the Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration and National Cemetery Administration through a single indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. T4 encompasses a broad range of IT and telecommunications services, including program management and strategy planning; systems and software engineering; enterprise network, test and evaluation; independent verification and validation; cyber-security; operations and maintenance; and training and IT facility support.

“Transforming the VA into a high-performing organization is the administration’s mission and T4 was specifically designed to assist the VA by streamlining the acquisition process to ensure the right products and services can be delivered in a timely fashion to support the Secretary’s Transformational initiatives,” says Al Nardslico, Chairman & President of SMS. “SMS is proud to be part of this program, is committed to its success, and we believe that our leadership in the healthcare field will be of great value to the VA and our nation’s veterans.”

SMS was selected from more than 100 companies who responded to the RFP issued in July 2010, and will have the opportunity over the next five years to bid on an estimated $12 billion in task orders. T4 is the largest IDIQ contract won by SMS to-date.

This initiative was established by the VA as a proactive way to improve the life of veterans by closing gaps in acquiring IT services to integrate systems, networks and software.

Task orders announced under T4 will be competed among the selected pool of prime contractors, ensuring more flexibility for the VA to quickly award tasks orders and move forward with critical IT projects.

The T4 project was established and is managed by the VA’s Technology Acquisition Center (TAC) in Eatontown, NJ, an office that provides a foundation for the VA’s acquisition community. The TAC presented topics including the proposed acquisition strategy, organizational conflicts of interest (OCI), the Performance Work Statement (PWS), and the VA’s small business commitment at the T4 Industry Day on April 23, 2010.

About SMS

Systems Made Simple (SMS) is a certified Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) that delivers leading healthcare IT solutions to Fortune 500 customers and federal agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Protection Agency, Social Security Administration, the US Air Force, and the General Services Administration. For more than 20 years, SMS has provided program management, integration services, data management, and systems and software engineering that address unique business and operational challenges. Each healthcare solution developed by SMS is customized to improve day-to-day business transactions, maximize efficiencies, eliminate risks, reduce costs and better serve the patient. To learn more, visit www.systemsmadesimple.com.



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Leslie Kirk, 770-576-2576
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