November 14, 2011 09:02 ET

AMERICAN SYSTEMS Awarded Connections II Prime Contract Valued up to $5 Billion

Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract to Support Federal Agency Telecommunications Needs

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2011) - AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a leading provider of federal IT and engineering solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Connections II (CNX II) contract. Under the Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, which carries a ceiling of approximately $5 billion over nine years and three months, AMERICAN SYSTEMS will provide comprehensive support for all federal agency telecommunications, network and communications needs.

"AMERICAN SYSTEMS has supported the federal government's critical infrastructure needs by providing national services in cleared and uncleared environments. This contract provides our customers an efficient avenue to achieve their mission-critical communications and IT requirements," said William C. Hoover, president and CEO of AMERICAN SYSTEMS. "We're proud to continue our work solving the technical challenges faced by the federal government via the Connections II contract."

Under the terms of the contract, AMERICAN SYSTEMS will help meet government agencies' equipment, building, and campus infrastructure needs; provide professional services to support existing networks; and design customized client-specific solutions.

CNX II will have four solution sets designed to provide the federal government with a range of telecommunications infrastructure equipment and services, including:

  • Communications and networking
  • Building/campus facility preparation
  • Operations, administration, and management (OA&M)
  • Customer service and technical support

AMERICAN SYSTEMS is currently a prime contractor on the existing Connections contract, under which new task orders may be placed only through January 2012. The award of the Connections II contract, which has a three year and three month base period and six one-year options, will allow continued service to current and new customers through January 2021.

Founded in 1975, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States, with approximately 1,500 employees nationwide. Based in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Chantilly, Va., the company provides systems engineering, technical and managed services to government customers. AMERICAN SYSTEMS was named to the Federal 100 list in 2009 for influencing how the government buys, uses and manages IT. For more information, please visit:

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