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A&T Systems, Inc. Receives NIH’s ECS III Contract Award

December 19, 2002 — Silver Spring, MD

A&T Systems, Inc. Receives NIH’s ECS III Contract Award A&T Systems, Inc will Provide Customers with IT Services and Thousands of Brand-Name Hardware and Software Products

A&T Systems, Inc. (A&T) today announced that it has received a contract award for The Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health’s Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) Electronic Commodity Store III (ECSIII) contract. ECSIII is an indefinite-delivery, indefinitequantity (IDIQ) five-year contract with five one-year options, government-wide acquisition contract, with a valued ceiling of $6 billion over the 10-year period. Under the terms of the contract, A&T will sell IT hardware, software and services to all federal government agencies.

A&T will provide government agencies with access to thousands of competitively priced brand name hardware and software products, as well as the technical, and management expertise to support full service information technology solutions. A&T’s dedicated electronic commerce store (at www.ats.com) will provide government agencies with the ability to
procure Commercial-Off-The-Shelf desktop, laptop, handheld computing devices (including peripherals), workstations, software, networking equipment, commercial telecommunications equipment items related to telephony including but not limited to network routers, switches, repeaters, and cabling, scientific and medical research workstations and other electronic devices and systems, software, related warranty and maintenance services and support services ancillary to providing those items above to support NITAAC and other Federal Government agencies in accomplishing their mission.

“A&T Systems is committed to becoming the number one partner of NITAAC and bringing our eighteen year history of success in government contracting to our new association with NITAAC,” said Robert Williams, President of A&T. “We have had an eye on ECS III as one of the cornerstones for future corporate growth and are prepared to capitalize on this coveted program,” added Williams.

“NITAAC is excited about having A&T Systems become part of the ECS III program. Our team’s small business technical evaluation ranked A&T number one. And, as a result, we anticipate them becoming an integral part of ECS III”, said Millicent Manning, NITAAC Contracting Officer.

A Small Business Total Solutions Provider

A&T is a true integrator providing expertise in the brokerage and management of total solutions and value-added procurements for Government customers in areas such as program management, quality assurance, HIPAA network compliance, VTC design and implementation, systems integration, helpdesk, asset management and tracking, configuration management, site surveys, network design, installation and service, telemedicine system design, implementation and support, outsourcing, maintenance, consulting and training. A&T is currently providing support to homeland security, health care, transportation, and military support services worldwide. A&T offers ECS III customers 24×7 phone and online ordering and technical support by calling 1-800-933-1425 or www.ats.com

About A&T Systems, Inc.

A&T Systems, Inc. established in 1984 with headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, is a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and a 1999 graduate of the SBA 8(a) program. During its history A&T succeeded in providing its customers with an unparalleled level of service and its partners with a truly satisfying business experience.

“Here at A&T Systems, one of our core beliefs is that the ultimate test of a job well done is if our customer gives us another more challenging job,” said Dr. Ashok Thareja, Chief Executive Officer of A&T. “We see ECS III as that type of challenge and genuinely appreciate the opportunity that has been given us by NITAAC.”

As a direct result of contract performance, A&T has won numerous industry and Government commendations, including four times names to Washington Technology Fast 50, GSA FTS Awards for Excellence in Federal Contracting for two consecutive years, Deloitte and Touché’ Fast 500, GSA Region 6, No. 1 Small Business Contract (in revenue and performance) and ISO 9000 Certification.