CBP awards $112M contract to Robbins-Gioia

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Officials at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have awarded a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) that could be worth up to $112.5 million to Robbins-Gioia for program management services.

Under the agreement, the company will provide program management support to the Office of Information and Technology (OIT) as part of an ongoing modernization program across several lines of business in the agency. The BPA is a one-year award with four option years. It has a ceiling of $112.5 million. It is unclear how many potential programs could involve Robbins-Gioia’s services.

An initial task order worth $3.9 million – with an additional $3.9 million option – was awarded to Robbins-Gioia to help OIT with re-engineering business processes and the supporting information technology as they relate to the Automated Commercial Environment, according to information CBP provided.

Revamping the environment, which is the first project in the modernization effort, will eventually provide a single interface between the trade community and the federal government to facilitate trade and fight terrorism. CBP officials are currently modernizing the 1980s-era system, an initiative that is scheduled to be completed by 2010.

The agency’s modernization program is focused on the design and deployment of crucial operations and the enhancement of collaboration within the agency, participating government agencies, the systems integrator and other contractors involved in the effort, according to CBP.

Robbins-Gioia will provide several services, including acquisition planning; program planning, control and integration; financial, configuration and risk management; process improvement; integrated communications; workforce planning and management; program administration; and acquisition project management.

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