SOURCE: Multimax

May 15, 2007 10:30 ET

MultimaxArray Joint Venture Wins Department of State HITSS Contract

Contract Vehicle Covers Worldwide IT Services

HERNDON, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 15, 2007 -- Multimax, Inc. -- one of the premier resources for performance-based enterprise information technology (IT) and communications services for Department of Defense (DoD) and civilian agencies -- announced today that a joint venture between Multimax and Array Information Technology, Inc. (Array) has been awarded a Hybrid Information Technology Services for State (HITSS) by the U.S. Department of State.

With this contract win, the joint venture -- known as MultimaxArray HITSS -- will be able to compete for task orders to provide IT services supporting the Department's foreign policy, national security, and consular affairs mission. Covered services include the following:

--  IT planning
--  Requirements analysis
--  Systems and database design
--  Systems development and testing
--  Systems integration
--  Interoperability verification and testing
--  Information security
--  Telecommunications systems (including local, metropolitan, and wide-
    area networking)
--  Business process re-engineering
--  Systems and information engineering
--  Systems configuration management
--  Systems enhancements, support, and maintenance
    
MultimaxArray HITSS is a joint venture between Multimax, as mentor, and Array, as protégé, under the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Mentor-Protégé Program.

"Multimax is proud that its MultimaxArray HITSS joint venture has been selected to provide IT services under the Department's HITSS contract program," said Carleton Jones, Multimax CEO. "Together with our protégé company, Array, we look forward to expanding the level of IT services support we have been providing to Department of State components for a number of years."

"We are looking forward to a long, successful relationship with the Department of State," said Brian Leung, CEO of Array. "The MultimaxArray HITSS joint venture is honored to have the agency's confidence, and we pledge to do our very best to meet the requirements and expectations associated with every assignment we undertake under HITSS."

The HITSS acquisition, valued at $2 billion, is for a term of one-year with four, one-year options and it is comprised of four separate small business set-aside pools in the following categories: Section 8(a) Program; Small Business Program; HUBZone Program; Service-Disabled; and Veteran-Owned Small Business Program.

About Multimax

Multimax is a premier resource for performance-based enterprise IT and communications services and solutions supporting the Department of Defense, federal civilian agencies, and state and local government entities, including, among others: U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of Veterans Affairs and Federal Aviation Administration. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with operating locations worldwide, Multimax offers clear value over the full technology lifecycle, with proven expertise and execution meeting the highest professional standards. On the Internet: www.multimax.com.

About Array Information Technology

Founded in 1997, Array has been providing "the best" IT solutions and services to help its clients enhance their business performance and achieve their operations goals. Array's core competencies include Software Engineering & Development, Information System Services, Enterprise Support Services, and Product & System Integration. Services provided to clients include IT architecture design and development, high-performance network infrastructure engineering and support, operation and maintenance of highly robust server farms, document imaging system implementation and integration, web-enabled software development, and e-Learning consulting services. For more information, please visit www.arrayinfotech.com.

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