HUD No. 05-005
January 24, 2005
HUD AWARDS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROCUREMENTS TOTALING $800 MILLION TO ELECTRONIC DATA SYSTEMS AND LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that the 10-year HUD Information Technology Services (HITS) procurement totaling $800 million has been awarded to Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), Plano, Texas and Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, MD.
"HUD, EDS, and Lockheed Martin have settled the disputes relating to the HUD Information Technology Services procurement," said HUD Deputy Secretary Roy Bernardi. "The awarding of multiple contracts is the most prudent, cost effective and efficient manner to transform HUD's IT systems."
Both EDS and Lockheed Martin will receive prime contracts to provide IT services to the Department. Each contract will be worth approximately $400 million. EDS will operate a data center and provide disaster recovery and Lockheed Martin will provide direct IT services for HUD headquarters and HUD's field offices. HUD believes that EDS and Lockheed Martin are both world-class companies and that this settlement arrangement will ensure that the Department will be able to meet its IT needs.
"We are pleased with this agreement," said Jim Duffey, EDS vice president, Global Sales and Client Solutions - U.S. Government. "Now, together, we can get down to the business of helping HUD modernize its IT infrastructure."
"Lockheed Martin looks forward to working with Electronic Data Systems to seamlessly deliver information technology services to HUD under the HITS program by leveraging our combined capabilities and expertise," said Dan Crowley, Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support President. "I commend the Lockheed Martin employees who never wavered in their commitment to HUD's success throughout the HITS competition."
HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly amongst minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development as well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and espanol.hud.gov.