Rose International
Awarded Millennia Lite
Contract By General
Services Administration

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Rose International Awarded Millennia Lite Contract By General Services Administration

ST. LOUIS, May 8, 2000 – Rose International, a leader in providing technology and e-business solutions, today announced that the General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service (GSA FTS) awarded the company a multi-million dollar contract to provide mission support services to federal agencies under the Millennia Lite program. The contract has a base period of three years, plus award term options to extend the contract to a total of 10 years. The maximum dollar value for all contracts awarded under Millennia Lite is $20 billion.

"Rose has a lot to offer federal agencies through the Millennia Lite contract," said Gulab Bhatia, Rose International President. "Our understanding of both industry and federal enterprises enables us to provide solutions that help federal managers meet today's challenges effectively and economically."

"The award will help Rose strengthen its relationship with GSA, and will demonstrate the company's ability to offer total IT solutions to federal clients," said Rose CEO, Himanshu Bhatia.

Rose is the prime vendor on a team of eight IT organizations. The other team members are 4-Ward Tech, Inc., EDSI, Severn, Sterling Software, Communication Technologies, Inc., Planning Technologies, Inc., and Sunrise Technologies, Inc. Team Rose was awarded a contract under Functional Area 3, which covers mission support services. These services include software development and maintenance, facilities management and operations, network design and support, data entry, storage and retrieval, support of specialized workstations, computer installation, integration and maintenance, information center/help desk, computer graphics support, electronic records management, and management, administration, operation and maintenance of computer systems.

"We are excited about the opportunity to provide federal agencies with world-class, innovative technology services," said Himanshu Bhatia, Rose International CEO. "We're thrilled to be working with GSA again, and we're looking forward to the challenge of providing the government with practical, customized solutions."

The multiple-award, indefinite quantity contract is available for use by all federal agencies worldwide. Task orders may be fixed-price, cost reimbursement, time and materials, or labor hour.

Established in 1949, the General Services Administration provides other federal agencies with more than $50 billion worth of office space, products and services per year. The Federal Technology Service provides these agencies with value-added information technology solutions and network services. GSA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Fort Worth, Denver, San Francisco and Auburn, Wash.

Founded in 1993, St. Louis-based Rose International is a leader in providing Information Technology solutions to corporations and government agencies nationwide. The company's numerous branch offices have a broad geographic reach, allowing Rose to work with organizations across the country. Rose has received acknowledgments from Deloitte & Touche as the country's 26th fastest growing technology firm and Working Woman magazine as number 491 in the Working Woman 500, among others.

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