SOURCE: Vangent, Inc.

Vangent, Inc.

November 30, 2009 16:20 ET

Vangent Awarded $6.85 Million Contract to Support TRICARE Management Activity

New Web-Based Program Will Modernize TMA's Procurement System

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - November 30, 2009) - Vangent, Inc., a leading global provider of information management and strategic business process solutions, announced today it was awarded a $6.85 million contract by the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) to modernize its procurement system. When fully implemented, it will enable TMA to more efficiently manage contracts and acquire critical goods and services.

"Vangent is proud to support TMA in implementing a mission-critical procurement system which will become the primary contract management application to support its growing contract management activities," stated Mac Curtis, President & CEO of Vangent. "This project, which builds on Vangent's support for TMA's E-Commerce system over the past two years, highlights our ability to integrate software and hardware technology with human resources to deliver a complete solution to meet our customers' needs."

Vangent will implement a Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) program developed by its teaming partner, Compusearch, called PRISM. PRISM will be configured to address TMA's contract management processes which are governed by the Federal Acquisition Regulation, the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement and other DoD and government guidelines. The new system will replace Comprizon.Buy, TMA's current system.

Vangent was awarded the TMA Contracts Management contract as a task order under the Department of Defense/Systems Integration, Design, Development, Operations and Maintenance Services 3 (D/SIDDOMS 3) contract vehicle. This multiple-award, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract provides the Military Health System, its components and the Department of Veterans Affairs with the ability to order services, equipment, materials and facilities to design, test and operate information technology systems and system components.

Vangent is supported by subcontractors Compusearch Software Systems, Inc., TeraThink Corporation and Planned Systems International.

About TMA

TMA is responsible for the requirements, contracts, and financial management associated with the Purchased Care healthcare program of the Department of Defense. In support of the TMA Operations, Acquisition Management, and Resource Management activities, the E-Commerce system supports the business processes and various groups within the organization by providing an integrated set of contracting, financial and management tools.

About Compusearch and PRISM

Compusearch's PRISM Suite is built specifically for U.S. federal government agencies, and is the most widely adopted federal acquisition management system with more than 33,000 authorized users in more than 75 organizations across the civilian, intelligence, and defense sectors. The PRISM Suite is the most comprehensive commercial-off-the-shelf solution available and offers full procurement and grants management life-cycle support from advance planning/funding through closeout within a single web-based application.

About Vangent, Inc.

Vangent, Inc. is a global provider of consulting, systems integration, human capital management, and business process services to the U.S. federal and international governments, higher education institutions, and corporations. Vangent's 7,000 employees support clients including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the U.S. Departments of Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor; and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the company has offices throughout the U.S. and in the U.K., Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina. For more information, visit

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