BLUE BELL, Pa.--The U.S. Department of Justice, Asset Forfeiture Management Staff (DOJ AFMS), awarded Unisys Corporation (NYSE:UIS) a blanket purchase agreement (BPA), under which delivery orders may be issued for continued support of the Consolidated Asset Tracking System (CATS), the company announced today. The eight-year BPA could be worth approximately $112 million to Unisys, if the government orders services at the levels anticipated for the full eight-year term. The government already has issued orders for about $8 million.
CATS tracks, monitors and reports on assets seized and forfeited in the prosecution of criminals and criminal enterprises. Under the contract, Unisys will provide an applications managed services environment for the processing of federally seized and forfeited assets.
As prime contractor, Unisys is responsible for all operations including: systems integration, systems development, engineering, network management, production support services, security and certification services, customer support services, program management, and verification and validation.
This award extends Unisys long-standing program oversight of the DOJ enterprise-wide, multi-agency application and infrastructure. Over the past five years, Unisys modernized all CATS core business applications on schedule and within budget, while maintaining legacy system operations throughout the change process.
Subcontractor Base2 Technologies, which has worked with Unisys for more than 10 years, will continue in partnership on the new contract.
Ten law enforcement agencies participate as users of CATS, including the U.S. Attorney's Offices; the Federal Bureau of Investigations; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the U.S. Marshals Service; the Food and Drug Administration; the Asset Forfeiture Money Laundering Section, Criminal Division; the Diplomatic Support Services of the U.S. Department of State; and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. CATS tracks all seized and forfeited assets in the course of law enforcement work that these agencies perform.
"Unisys partnership with DOJ to date has resulted in improved management of this critical program through significant system enhancements. Together with the asset forfeiture management staff, we look forward to continuing to enhance this mission-critical system with the highest levels of security and integrity," said Ted Davies, managing partner, civilian agencies, Unisys Federal Systems.