Furthermore, the sum total ceiling value of $1.42 billion is for all seven GSM-ETI contracts, which cannot be exceeded over the life of the potential five years. As a GSM-ETI contract holder, the Joint Venture will bid on tasks to provide the support necessary for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to carry out required engineering, transition/implementation, integration; connection approval and Information Technology (IT) service management activities, in support of existing and future Defense Information System Network (DISN) networking capabilities.
The JV is a combination of two successful and complementary businesses, that possess the required skills and experience necessary to successfully deliver GSM Engineering, Transition, and Integration solutions to DISA, the Combatant Command (COCOMs), Services, and Agencies (CC/S/A).
The JV will use their combined experience and resources to drive the use of management best business practices and leading technologies to cost effectively deliver engineering, transition and integration services.
"We are extremely excited and honoured to be selected by DISA to contribute to their mission of enhancing the capabilities of the 21st century war fighter", stated Tony Bui, CEO of EMW.
Bangalore Shivacharan, CEO of TurningPoint, is also very pleased with the win: "Our strategy behind forming the TurningPoint/EMW Joint Venture was to deliver the full spectrum of global network and telecommunications services to meet all of the requirements of the ID/IQ. We are happy to have accomplished that and look forward to supporting DISA GMS-ETI tasks in the coming years."