SSA Awards Spectrum Systems BPA for Purchase of HP Software Products and Support Services

Nov 08, 2007, 00:00 ET from Spectrum Systems, Inc

    FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spectrum Systems, Inc.,
 a leading provider of end-to-end enterprise IT solutions and services to
 the public and private sectors, is pleased to announce that the Social
 Security Administration (SSA) has awarded Spectrum a Blanket Purchase
 Agreement (BPA) for the purchase of ongoing software licensing, maintenance
 support services, and technical support services for Hewlett Packard (HP)
     The products covered by the BPA include HP's entire Business Technology
 Optimization (BTO) portfolio of application quality management solutions
 including those products formerly owned by Mercury Interactive. Spectrum is
 the only company that can offer all these HP Software products plus their
 newly-acquired SPI Dynamics enterprise security products through its
 General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule #GS-35F-5192G.
     This Blanket Purchase Agreement, with an estimated value of $28 million
 over the next five years, is expected to decrease SSA's costs for acquiring
 HP software and services by reducing paperwork and to save time by
 eliminating the need for repetitive, individual purchases from the GSA
 schedule contract. The end result will be to create a purchasing mechanism
 for the Government that works better and costs less.
     "HP Software and Spectrum Systems are both 100% focused on helping
 customers optimize their IT infrastructure to enhance their business
 objectives," said Ronald Segal, president, Spectrum Systems. "We are
 delighted with this opportunity to once again combine Spectrum Systems' 20
 years of experience optimizing, managing, and securing information assets
 for government customers, with HP's outstanding BTO solutions."
     "This initiative, built on an ultra-efficient purchasing vehicle, will
 enable Spectrum and our partners to continue to provide critically
 important value and support to the Social Security Administration," said
 Elizabeth Gage, vice president, Spectrum Systems.
     In addition to Spectrum's work with Quality Center, Performance Center
 and Business Availability Center, for this BPA Spectrum has partnered with
 long-time fellow SSA solution providers Evergreen Systems and NDW
 Corporation. Evergreen Systems will continue their efforts with SSA on
 mission critical Service Management objectives, while NDW will continue
 their work with SSA on the HP Change and Configuration Center to insure
 that its software is always in its desired state -- available, up-to-date
 and secure.
     About Spectrum Systems
     Spectrum Systems, Inc., headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, is a
 leading provider of end-to-end enterprise-level solutions and services that
 help public and private organizations develop, deploy, manage, optimize and
 protect their IT systems and assets. The company's reputation is built on
 the foundation of clearly understanding clients' requirements and business
 drivers in order to design, deploy, and deliver the most suitable and cost
 effective technology. From the enterprise-level systems to the
 mission-critical applications, Spectrum has the expertise and knowledge to
 effectively manage and protect IT infrastructures. For more information,
 please visit
     About HP
     HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its
 customers - from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a
 portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and
 IT infrastructure, HP is among the world's largest IT companies, with
 revenue totaling $100.5 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended July 31,
 2007. More information about HP (NYSE:   HPQ) is available at
     Media Contact:
     Melanie Dynes, Director of Marketing
     800-929-3781 x230

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