CGI selected for U.S. Navy SeaPort-e contract for it services

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    US Navy and Marine Corps gain new access to state-of-the-art solutions
    for war-fighting environment

    FAIRFAX, VA, July 16 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Federal, Inc., a wholly-owned
U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., (NYSE:   GIB; TSX: GIB.A) today
announced that it was selected by the United States Navy to bid on work to be
awarded under the SeaPort-e IDIQ (indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity)
contract. SeaPort-e will be the US Navy's contract vehicle of choice to
procure all future engineering, technical, logistics, program management and
financial support services. The contract will be utilized by Naval Sea Systems
Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command,
Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift Command, Naval Facilities
Engineering Command, Strategic Systems Programs, Office of Naval Research,
Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and the United States Marine Corps.
    The government estimates a maximum of $5.3 billion of services will be
procured annually via orders issued under the SeaPort-e multiple award
contracts. The award has a 10 year period of performance with an initial term
of one year, followed by a 5-year option period and a second 4-year option
    Like other federal organizations, the US Navy is looking for ways to
centralize and optimize its IT within a climate of new laws, policies, and
procedures. SeaPort-e enables the Navy to rapidly procure services and focus
on improving mission performance, quality, and standardization. The contract
is also the prime vehicle to help the Navy procure a wide range of value-added
consulting services to help keep pace with the rapidly evolving technology and
war-fighting environment.
    "CGI's selection by the U.S. Navy is an affirmation of our reputation in
the federal market and the Navy's confidence in CGI to deliver
state-of-the-art solutions and services," said Gail Guseman, Vice-President,
CGI Federal. "We look forward to participating in the bidding process and
winning work under this contract."
    CGI's teaming partners include Automation Technologies, Inc., Capgemini
Government Solutions, Chaash Inc., Enterprise Engineering Inc., Paragon
Technology Group, Procentrix, Inc., Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.,
Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc., Sterling Heritage Technology Corporation,
Target Systems, TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, and Universal
Consulting Service.

    About CGI Federal

    CGI Federal (\usfederal) is a wholly-owned U.S. operating
subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., dedicated to providing effective IT solutions
for federal government agencies by combining over 30 years of government
experience and technology skills. Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of
the largest independent information technology and business process services
firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately
27,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services
to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia
Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and
India. CGI's annual revenue run rate stands at $3.8 billion and at March 31st,
2008, CGI's order backlog was $12.04 billion. CGI shares are listed on the
TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index
as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices.

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