The contract, specifically for Agency Consolidation End-user Services (ACES), carries a minimum four-year term but can be extended through two three-year options to a total of 10 years. It marks the fourth such outsourcing contract the vendor has landed in the past month, following earlier deals with BP for $400 million, German utility E.ON IT GmbH for $1.4 billion and TOPS Friendly Markets LLC for $80 million.
Under terms of the award, HP will provide and manage the NSSC’s hardware, software, mobile IT services, peripherals, accessories, services and infrastructure under a fixed price arrangement with open provisions for quantity and delivery of products and services. The agreement does not cover networking and data centers.
“The NASA contract is very important for HP and we are honored to have been selected,” said Dennis Stolkey, HP Enterprise Services senior vice president, U.S. Public Sector.
“NASA personnel use IT to support NASA's core business, scientific, research and computational activities,” NASA said in a statement. “HP Enterprise Services will provide, manage, secure and maintain these essential IT services for the agency.”
Lockheed-Martin currently provides the lion’s share of outsourced IT products and services to NASA.
In 2007, HP secured a seven-year contract worth up to $5.6 billion from NASA to provide it with IT products and services.