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Air Force readies BPAs

The Air Force plans to award seven blanket purchase agreements for information technology services that could be worth $650 million over five years.

Bids are due Aug. 7 for the IT services BPAs, which include data, engineering, management, network, security, software and training services, according to a July 3 notice in the Commerce Business Daily.

The Standard Systems Group at Gunter Annex on Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., will award the BPAs to a mix of large and small businesses that are contract holders on the General Services Administration's IT schedule.

USPS preps $1 billion deal

The U.S. Postal Service will award a five-year, $1 billion contract by Oct. 1 to a vendor able to supply office computers and related items to postal centers across the country.

The agency wants a long-term supplier for desktop and notebook computers, printers, disk and tape storage devices, and a variety of software.

The contract winner must offer most-favored-customer pricing and be able to handle orders for 500 or more systems or a single order valued at $1 million or more. The winner also will have to provide support services, including maintenance, repair and replacement of the hardware it sells.

Exec tapped for Commerce job

President Bush said he intends to nominate Phillip Bond to be under.secretary for technology at the Commerce Department.

Bond is director of federal public policy for Hewlett-Packard Co. and was formerly senior vice president for government affairs and treasurer of the Information Technology Industry Council.

Bond would manage the three agencies in the department's Technology Administration.

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