MPC adds Sun vendor for VA

Department of Veterans Affairs

Related Links

The Department of Veterans Affairs now has a second option for buying Sun Microsystems Inc. products through the agency's mandatory procurement vehicle for computer hardware and software.

MPC Computers LLC, one of four prime contractors on the VA's Procurement of Computer Hardware and Software 2 contract, reached an agreement with subcontractor Paragon Systems LLC, to offer a full range of Sun systems to the VA.

Previously, the agency's offices could buy Sun products only through a single prime contractor, GTSI Corp. MPC's arrangement with Paragon is designed to give the department a choice of vendors.

"Agencies realize significantly better terms and conditions when their procurement vehicles perpetuate competition beyond contract award," said Paragon President Gary Newgaard.

MPC, formerly MicronPC, has served the VA for more than seven years on the contract. Aside from MPC and GTSI, the other prime contractors are Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Compaq and Dell Computer Corp.'s Computer Solution's provider, PlanetGov.

Featured

  • Management
    people standing on keyboard (Who is Danny/Shutterstock.com)

    OPM-GSA merger plan detailed in legislative proposal

    The White House is proposing legislation for a dramatic overhaul of human resources inside government and wants $50 million to execute the plan.

  • Cloud
    cloud applications (chanpipat/Shutterstock.com)

    GSA plans civilian DEOS counterpart

    GSA is developing a cloud email and enterprise services contract inspired by the single-source vehicle the Department of Defense devised for back-office software.

  • Defense
    software (whiteMocca/Shutterstock.com)

    DOD looks to unify software spending for 2020

    Defense Department acquisition head, Ellen Lord, hopes to simplify software buying and improve business systems following the release of the Defense Innovation Board's final software acquisition study.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.