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Softchoice wins US$700 million purchase agreement with US Navy

Toronto-based company to provide Microsoft software licensing and software services


May 28, 2012
by CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO: IT manager Softchoice Corp has been awarded a purchase agreement with the US Department of the Navy worth a maximum of US$700 million. The Toronto-based company, which works with organizations to select, acquire and manage their software and hardware technology resources, said it won the contract to provide the US Navy with Microsoft software licensing and software services.

There were five competitors for the contract, which runs through 2015. The agreement was tendered through the US federal government general services agreement.

“As one of the largest Microsoft agreements in North America, this marks a major milestone in broadening our relationship with the Department of the Navy,”‘ said David MacDonald, president and CEO of Softchoice. “While this was a very competitive bidding process, the real opportunity for Softchoice is in competing on future services and solutions opportunities as we help the Navy execute its IT strategy.”

Softchoice develops information technology solutions for more than 14,000 small and medium-sized businesses. Its software includes networking, security, education and licensing products. It has more than 1,150 employees in more than 46 branch offices and partners with brands such as Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, IBM and Cisco Systems.