BLUE BELL, Pa., July 26, 2012 – Unisys (NYSE:
UIS) announced today that it has been awarded the Enterprise Storage Acquisition task order
from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide private cloud-based storage for the agency’s
This task order, awarded against GSA’s Alliant Government-wide Acquisition Contract, has a
one-year base period and nine one-year options and is potentially worth up to $139 million over
10 years, if all options are exercised. It includes pricing for each year based on the IRS’s
estimate of its storage requirements.
Under the task order, Unisys will initially acquire storage assets now owned and managed by
IRS and will manage the more than 7.5 petabytes of storage space currently in multiple IRS data
centers and facilities. Unisys will then plan, build, deploy and maintain a new IRS storage
environment, transitioning those assets to a private cloud-based storage-as-a-service model in
which the agency will pay for storage capacity as needed.
Under the task order, the IRS will pay only for the amount of storage it needs when it is
needed, instead of purchasing storage equipment necessary to meet its peak demands.
“The IRS Enterprise Storage Acquisition program demonstrates how global best practices and
innovative approaches can bring significant cost savings to the US federal government and to
taxpayers,” says Ted Davies, president of Unisys Federal Systems. “As agencies look to achieve
more within tightened budget constraints, we expect to see more agencies following the lead of
Any statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking
statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All
forward-looking statements rely on assumptions and are subject to various risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. In
particular, statements in this release regarding the total value of the task order are based on
the assumption that the IRS will exercise all option years, the base year and each option year
will continue for its full term and the government will actually utilize the amount of storage
it estimated it would use in the task order. If the government uses less storage than it
estimated, the contract value will be lower based on actual usage. Further because agreements
with government agencies are terminable before the end of their terms and are subject to the
availability of appropriated funds, there is no guarantee that each year of the task order will
continue for its full term. Additional discussion of factors that could affect Unisys future
results is contained in periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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