WWT Awarded $27 Million Department of Defense Contract
WWT awarded a two-year, $27 million contract by the Department of Defense (DoD) to meet the technology and supply chain needs of the Tri-Service METC.
ST. LOUIS – March 16, 2010 – World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a two-year, $27 million contract by the Department of Defense (DoD) to meet the technology and supply chain needs of the Tri-Service Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) at Ft. Sam Houston. Through this contract, WWT will support the largest consolidation of military medical training in DoD history with the design, procurement, installation and integration of advanced technology solutions.
Products, services and solutions to be delivered by WWT under this contract include but are not limited to servers, storage, networking, wireless, unified communications, call center, audio visual, teleconferencing, virtualization, staging, configuration, software imaging, integration, warehousing and logistics.
“We are pleased that the Department of Defense has chosen World Wide Technology to provide IT products and services to the METC,” said Bill McKeon, vice president federal for WWT. “Our strong vendor relationships, experience implementing and managing advanced technology solutions and suite of supply chain services will provide the DoD a trusted partner as it builds a world-class medical training and development campus for our Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen.”
WWT currently offers technology products from more than 3,000 manufacturers and maintains over 1,000 certifications to ensure it provides the latest in IT solutions and services to solve business problems for its customers. The company is one of Cisco’s largest Gold partners and the number one supplier of Cisco products to the U.S. federal government. In addition to its strong Cisco expertise, the company has strategic partnerships with Citrix, HP, EMC, NetApp, Sun Microsystems, and VMware. World Wide also offers a complete array of configuration and integration services and a full suite of advanced logistics, inventory management and supply chain services.
When completed, the METC will be the world’s largest medical education and training institution. The average daily student load is expected to be 9,000, with an annual throughput of 47,000 students. The 11 facilities under construction include three 1,200-student dormitories, a dining facility, five medical instruction facilities, a Navy and Air Force command building and a field training site located off Ft. Sam Houston at Camp Bullis just outside of San Antonio.
About WWTWorld Wide Technology, Inc. is a systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to the commercial, government and telecom sectors. The company brings to market a powerful blend of knowledge, infrastructure and technology to help its customers manage the planning, procurement and deployment of IT products and solutions. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: JAVA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware (NYSE: VMW); Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS); NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs over 1,200 people and operates more than 1.5 million square-feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information on World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.
Edward Levens for WWT