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I-NET snares first services schedule

I-NET Inc., Bethesda, Md., late last month became the first General Services Administration Schedule B/C vendor to add information technology services to its contract.

Roy Chisholm, director of the ADP acquisition center at GSA's Federal Supply Service, said personnel there are evaluating about 10 more proposals from vendors who want to offer IT services on schedule contracts. He said the majority of those vendors do not have existing schedule deals with GSA.

McBride inks $98.6M Navy deal

Officials at McBride and Associates Inc., Albuquerque, N.M., last week announced they inked a $98.6 million blanket purchasing agreement with the Navy Information Systems Management Center to offer IBM Corp. ThinkPad computers via the General Services Administration schedule. Norman Chung, vice president for complex systems at McBride, said the agreement will give users in the Navy and other agencies about a 7 percent reduction in price of the machines compared with the existing schedule rates.

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