USPS unveils contract candidates

The U.S. Postal Service has completed the presolicitation process for a contract to run its Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 project management office.

The companies being considered are Booz Allen Hamilton, Northrop Grumman, Accenture, Maden Technologies, Maximus, Hewlett-Packard, Excella Consulting and Enspier Technologies.

USPS said it was looking for vendors that are familiar with all aspects of HSPD-12.

The directive calls for agencies to distribute interoperable personal identification verification cards to all federal employees and contractors. USPS wants to establish a project management office to ensure a smooth transition to the program, which has a deadline of Oct. 27.

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