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 Contracts With AAC  


AAC's Best Technical Solution and Best Price Yield Competitive Bid Award

The Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) awarded a 3-year contract for systems migration and technical support services to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Austin Automation Center (AAC).

As a result of preliminary planning over the past 4-5 years, and the market research analysis performed previously with dozens of private and Federal data centers, FHWA was positioned to quickly issue a request for proposal (RFP) for mainframe systems migration from the Transportation Computer Center (TCC) to another data center.  The AAC responded to the FHWA RFP and provided a customized technical approach and a cost-effective technical solution to migrate FHWA's S/390 workload from the TCC to AAC.

On May 8, 2000, FHWA signed a 3-year interagency agreement and awarded the contract to the AAC based on the best technical score and best price, coupled with high marks received from AAC customers (including VA and General Accounting Office) on past performance.

The FHWA systems were up and in full production at the AAC within 10 weeks after signing the agreement, meeting the migration schedule.  According to Larry Neff, Chief, Information Technology Division, FHWA, "This very quick migration was due to the strong customer service received from the AAC and to the advance planning conducted by FHWA."

Other DOT administrations, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), have also joined FHWA in moving their mainframe systems to the AAC.  AAC welcomes these new customers from DOT to Austin.

Reviewed/Updated: July 28, 2004

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