BPD Turns to Oracle
The Bureau of the Public Debt awarded a contract Dec. 4 worth up to
$7 million for off-the-shelf financial software from Oracle Corp. The browser-based
system will be used to manage customer accounts and keep track of reimbursable
and appropriated funds for agencies.
B2G Firm Joins GSA Sked
Business-to-government e-procurement company eFederal Systems Inc. announced
Dec. 5 that its products will be available on the General Services Administration's
Federal Supply Service schedule for information tech-nology and professional
The company is already in talks with defense and civilian agencies interested
in eFederal solutions, said Dewey Carr, director of government solutions
for the Washington, D.C.-based company. He anticipates eFederal's "first,
big contract win" will come in the first part of 2001.
GSA Pilot to Use Unisys
Unisys Corp. announced Dec. 5 that it has signed a contract with the
General Services Administration to help with a pilot sales force management
application for GSA's Federal Technology Service.
The pilot will cover im-plementation of Siebel Systems Inc.'s eBusiness
applications at 65 seats in FTS' Office of Sales. As a consulting partner
with Siebel, Unisys also will provide training.
Unisys will help GSA evaluate the sales management tools in offices
across the United States and in Europe. If the pilot is successful, the
implementation could expand to 900 FTS sales personnel around the world.
Navy Buys Auction Services
Naval Supply Systems Command officials tapped two vendors Dec. 4 for
software and services to support reverse auctions for five years.
NAVSUP awarded a $13.88 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity
contract to Electronic Data Systems Corp. subsidiary eBreviate Inc. to provide
reverse auctions using its Web-based software. Additionally, Procuri Inc.
will provide NAVSUP with a $2.25 million unlimited subscription to the firm's
Web-based auction software, which will enable users to conduct auctions
directly from their desktops.