VIENNA, Va., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergent, an award-winning small business and IT solutions provider, today announced it has been awarded a five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for the purchase of Adobe® Connect™ web conferencing software and other associated Adobe Systems Incorporated collaboration solutions by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The BPA has a maximum value of $9 million, with a term that commenced on September 26, 2010 and expires September 25, 2015. The BPA is designed to limit costs, reduce paperwork and is a procurement mechanism that works better and costs the U.S. government less.
Emergent President Greg Christensen commented, "The FDA Blanket Purchase Agreement gives Emergent the opportunity to provide excellent customer service and collaboration solutions. We look forward to working with the FDA to provide sophisticated collaboration tools, which will increase efficiency and decrease costs for their organization."
Emergent will provide the FDA with Adobe's web conferencing solution, Adobe Connect, as well as Adobe Captivate®, used for on-demand training and Adobe Presenter, for high-impact, multimedia presentations. Also included in the BPA is ConnectSolutions Podium™, which provides large-scale, secure webcasting.
"We're pleased to work with Emergent in support of this BPA and deliver to the FDA the significant capabilities and benefits of Adobe Connect and other Adobe collaboration solutions," said Barry Leffew, Vice President, Public Sector Sales at Adobe. "Our software plays a vital role in many aspects of the public sector, enabling agencies to provide employees and constituents more powerful and compelling digital experiences."
Emergent is an award winning Value Added Reseller (VAR) and GSA Schedule Holder (GS-35F-0119W) providing comprehensive IT solutions including IT product acquisition, implementation and education services. Emergent offers complimentary technology solutions including, Adobe, Red Hat, Symantec, VeriSign and SAP Business Objects among others within the government, commercial, education and healthcare sectors. For more information, visit http://www.emergent360.com.
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SOURCE Emergent, LLC