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NIH adds vendor to ECS II

The National Institutes of Health settled the final protest against its Electronic Computer Store II procurement last week, awarding a contract to Colorado-based Native American Sales. Now 47 vendors are competing for business in the $2 billion program, which offers office automation equipment and software.

CBSI wins EPA support pact

Computer Based Services Inc., Fairfax, Va., captured a $68.5 million contract last week to run two Environmental Protection Agency information centers. The company will operate the agency's Toxics Release Inventory System, which collects data on chemical pollution, and the Confidential Business Information Tracking System, which maintains files on companies subject to the Toxic Substances Control Act.

CBSI was the incumbent contractor running TRIS. For this procurement, the EPA combined this requirement with management of CBITS, which had been performed under a contract with Armstrong Data Services Inc.

DOD certifies recordkeeping software

The Defense Department has certified a second software package as being compliant with its functional requirements for electronic records management systems. Tower Software's Trim Electronic Recordkeeping System joins ForeMost, by Provenance Systems Inc., on the DOD list. The company said in a prepared statement that it estimates the federal market for electronic records management applications is $100 million.

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