AINS Awarded 5-year USAID IT Forward BPA

AINS, Inc., a leading IT solutions and products firm, announced today that it has been awarded a new 5-year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) having a ceiling value of $900M.  The AINS Team consisting of AINS, Insight Systems Corporation, Sysmatics and URS-Apptis, is one of 7 companies that was awarded the BPA.

USAID, through its Information Technology Strategic Plan (ITSP) FY 2011-2015, is re-imaging the role that Information Technology (IT) plays in supporting the Agency‘s mission. This plan anticipates and enables the emergence of the “development entrepreneur” and facilitates the objectives of the Agency’s USAID FORWARD initiative. Moreover, it reinforces the approach of bringing forth a more dynamic, collaborative, and innovative model for delivering international aid.  The focus of IT FORWARD is system modernization and operational excellence, while supporting the unique opportunities and objectives of the USAID Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO).

The AINS Team has deep experience in supporting USAID and in providing secure private cloud solutions and is well positioned to compete on all the upcoming tasks orders.  The AINS Team shares USAID’s vision for USAID IT Forward in cost effectively enabling the core missions of USAID and its Foreign Affairs partners.  This is accomplished through our innovative yet grounded IT business solutions and implementation of new applications that will be critical to enabling many of the ongoing foreign assistance transformations.

About AINS:  AINS provides comprehensive IT services to federal, state and local governments, educational systems, health institutions, and commercial customers.  By offering a single point of service for designing, installing, implementing, and supporting Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and custom solutions, AINS is able to help our customers make best use of technology in support of their business. Our top priority is to maximize productivity and cost-effectiveness. AINS has developed a family of advanced COTS products for advanced dynamic case management, correspondence management, with integrated document and records management,eFOIA processing, workflow management and related scanning and redaction functions. Products from our commercial software suite are used by over 10,000 users and installed in over 140 federal departments, agencies and offices. With the largest installed customer base of any electronic Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)  solution, our FOIAXpress product is the de facto electronic FOIA management standard. ATIPXpress, the Canadian version of FOIAXpress, is the number one Access to Privacy and Information (ATIP) tracking application in Canada.  Further information can be found at

About Insight Systems: Insight Systems Corporation, founded in 2001, is a woman-owned 8(a) Washington DC-based solutions partner to information-intensive enterprises that seek strategic results aligned with their business and information technology missions. Insight offers proven capabilities in project and program management, knowledge management, enterprise applications development, web portal development, systems modernization and information technology infrastructure.   Insight currently supports AINS, Inc. on delivering services to both USAID and Department of State.  For additional information, please see

About Sysmatics: Sysmatics, Inc. is a small, minority owned business established in 1995. It is a GSA Schedule 70 approved information systems and training firm established to provide Industry and Federal Government Agencies professional information technology (IT) support services.  This support includes but is not limited to: conceptual design, application requirements and design, programming, testing, configuration management, change management, database support, user support, and training.

About URS-Apptis: USR-Apptis is a wholly-owned subsidiary of URS Corporation and a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) solutions and services for government and industry.  Since 1983, URS-Apptis has been delivering IT solutions for organizations in all major federal agencies and branches of the military, plus key commercial market sectors.  URS Corporation is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The Company offers a full range of program management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning and closure services.  URS provides services for power, infrastructure, industrial and commercial, and federal projects and programs.  Headquartered in San Francisco, URS Corporation has more than 46,000 employees in a network of offices in nearly 50 countries (