TORONTO, April 3 /CNW/ - Softchoice Corporation (TSX: SO), a leading
North American provider of technology products and services, is proud to
announce it has been awarded a contract under the NASA Solutions for
Enterprise-wide Procurement (SEWP) IV Government-Wide Acquisition Contract.
The contract for Computer Security Systems and Tools, awarded to five
qualifying companies, extends for a period of seven years and has an estimated
value of up to US$5.6 billion. The NASA SEWP IV program includes a total of 37
"Being named a SEWP contractor is a major achievement for Softchoice and
a direct reflection of the skill and experience our U.S. Federal Government
team has demonstrated in fostering loyal, long-term customer relationships
through our high touch customer service model," said David MacDonald,
President and CEO of Softchoice Corp. "We are delighted at the prospect of
extending our unique brand of local customer service to new customers in the
federal government space and look forward to realizing the substantial growth
opportunities this contract will provide."
The SEWP Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts are available for ordering
by all NASA centers, all federal agencies and their contractors. The principal
purpose of the SEWP IV contracts is to provide customers with state-of-the-art
computer technologies, high-end scientific and engineering processing
capabilities, network equipment and peripherals.
"In awarding Softchoice this contract, NASA has expanded our role with
the federal government significantly," said Linda Hart, Softchoice's U.S.
Federal District Manager. "We welcome the chance to work with NASA by
providing great technology, dedicated people and trusted IT purchasing
Softchoice has enjoyed strong growth in the U.S. public sector,
particularly since it acquired Beyond.com's Government Systems Group in August
of 2002. The addition of the NASA SEWP IV Government-Wide Contract
significantly enhances Softchoice's contract portfolio, giving Softchoice the
opportunity to build on an existing U.S. federal government customer-base that
includes the Treasury Department, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs and the Department of Justice.
As one of North America's leading providers of technology products and
services, Softchoice helps businesses and organizations of all sizes to
select, acquire and manage their software and hardware technology resources.
Softchoice offers a full range of capabilities, including face-to-face
consultations and IT asset management services designed to help customers save
time, money and risk in IT procurement. In 2006, Softchoice was named Software
Value Added Reseller (VAR) of the Year by VAR Business magazine. Softchoice
currently has 624 employees operating from more than 30 branch offices located
in major cities across the U.S. and Canada. Softchoice stock is listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the trading symbol "SO." The common shares
of Softchoice are not registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and are
not publicly traded in the United States.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other
things, plans and timing for the introduction and enhancement of our services,
and other expectations, intentions and plans contained in this press release
that are not historical fact. When used in this press release, the words
"anticipate," "expect," and similar expressions generally identify
forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current expectations
and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not
limited to, change in technology and general market conditions, many of which
are set out or incorporated by reference in the Company's latest Annual
Information Form. Due to the many risks and uncertainties, Softchoice cannot
assure that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release
will be realized.
For further information:
For further information: Eric Gardiner, Softchoice Corporation, (416)
588-9002 x2358, Contact Softchoice Corporate Communications