SOURCE: Kinetic Data

August 22, 2007 13:16 ET

Kinetic Data Awarded GSA Schedule 70 Contract

Contract Award Broadens Government Market Opportunities

ST. PAUL, MN--(Marketwire - August 22, 2007) - Kinetic Data, the leading provider of third-party business service management (BSM) tools for the BMC Remedy platform, today announced it has been awarded a United States General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70 contract, number GS-35F-0554T, effective since July 27, 2007. The contract authorizes Kinetic Data to provide software products, support, training and consulting services to the U.S. federal government.

The GSA establishes long-term, government-wide contracts with commercial vendors to streamline and standardize the process of procuring products and services for the entire federal government. Kinetic Data's inclusion as a GSA Schedule 70 vendor enables all government agencies to obtain the company's BMC Remedy-based BSM software and services at approved pricing and license terms from a trusted vendor.

The GSA Schedule 70 award is the culmination of a rigorous process in which the GSA carefully evaluates companies to determine their proficiency and suitability for providing products and/or services to the federal government. The assessment covers an array of a corporation's capabilities, including organizational structure, performance history, customer satisfaction and other criteria. In awarding Kinetic Data a GSA Schedule 70 contract, the federal government has determined that the company is recognized as fully authorized to conduct business directly with federal government agencies.

"While we have a long-standing commitment to serving federal government customers, such as the U.S. Department of Transportation, this GSA contract award is a very important milestone for our company," said John Sundberg, president of Kinetic Data. "The federal government represents a significant portion of the BMC Remedy user community, so today's announcement will greatly simplify the process of serving this tremendous market opportunity. What's more, our GSA contract award represents a powerful and meaningful endorsement of Kinetic Data as a strong, trustworthy and capable supplier to the public sector as well as to private sector commercial organizations."

About GSA

Founded in 1949, GSA serves as a centralized procurement and property management agency for the federal government. GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government's total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,300 government-owned or leased buildings and 205,000 vehicles. GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 420 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services. GSA's mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing, and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.

About Kinetic Data, Inc.

Kinetic Data is one of the largest and most experienced third-party BMC Remedy software companies in the world. As the only company exclusively focused on developing BSM and service delivery management (SDM) software tools specifically for BMC Remedy, Kinetic Data offers the most extensive portfolio of third-party, "built on BMC Remedy" packaged BSM applications available. A BMC Remedy Technology Alliance Partner since 1999, Kinetic Data has helped nearly 100 Fortune 500 and government customers -- including General Mills, Avon, Intel, 3M and the U.S. Department of Transportation -- implement BMC Remedy products aligned with ITIL best practices. The company serves customers out of its headquarters in St. Paul, Minn., and offices in Sydney, Australia. For more information, go to www.kineticdata.com.

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