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Accenture Qualifies for $750 Million IT Services IDIQ with U.S. Department of State

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Accenture Qualifies for $750 Million IT Services IDIQ with U.S. Department of State07:00 EDT Tuesday, August 28, 2012 ARLINGTON, Va. (Business Wire) -- The U.S. Department of State has selected Accenture Federal Services as one of nine prime contractors to provide technical support and consulting services under a $750 million Development, Modernization, Enhancement (DME) contracting vehicle. The DME has a one-year base, with four, one-year options. The State Department's DME is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle that supports the Bureau of Consular Affairs' modernization strategy to develop, enhance and maintain the technology tools for the bureau's major business processes: issuing visas and passports and managing the Office of Overseas Citizens Services, which assists Americans with lost passports and provides other, similar services. DME allows the Bureau of Consular Affairs to purchase software engineering development and modernization, technical and operations support services, and analytical and research support. “The State Department is taking action to strengthen national security through modern technology, tools and systems. This program will improve delivery of services to American citizens living or traveling abroad and will support efficient and secure issuance of passports and visas,” said Amy Tener, who leads Accenture's work with the U.S. Department of State. Accenture recently was awarded contracts by the State Department to analyze the department's supply chain and enhance the Integrated Logistics Management System (ILMS) that provides materials and services to its global workforce. The ILMS program recently was recognized as an industry best practice. The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) honored the State Department and ILMS earlier this year with two Excellence.gov awards, recognizing exceptional government programs and projects that use information technology in an innovative ways to improve services to citizens, enhance government operations and provide a more open and transparent government. Accenture's federal business serves every cabinet-level department and 20 of the largest federal organizations. The U.S. federal portfolio spans across clients in civilian, defense, intelligence and public safety agencies. Learn more about Accenture's global Public Safety practice, from Insights to Outcomes, its work with federal agencies and delivering Public Service for the Future. About Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 249,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US $25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31. 2011. Its home page is www.accenture.com. AccentureJoanne Veto, + 703-963-4212joanne.m.veto@accenture.com