Beacon wins $4M fed contract from Washington Metro Transit Authority

Aug. 17, 2011
New government contract received through Beacon's relationship with federal prime contractor ICS.

Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc., a specialist in the design, implementation and management of high performance Information Technology Systems (ITS) infrastructure platforms, announced the award of a Washington, DC based project by teaming partner ICS Nett, Inc. (ICS), a federal prime contractor, to provide ITS infrastructure services to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)'s Red Metro Line.

Beacon recently announced the execution of agreements with ICS that enabled Beacon to participate in various federal contracts awarded to ICS, which has a federal prime contractor position as an SBA (Small Business Administration) certified 8(a) and certified DBE/MBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Minority Business Enterprise)firm.

This first contract award to Beacon by ICS is projected to bring $4 million in new net sales to Beacon.

Under the agreement, Beacon will initially provide installation management, maintenance, program and project management services, as well as camera installation for WMATA's Red Metro Line CCTV infrastructure. Beacon will also provide future ITS infrastructure services for various projects, including public address systems, fire intrusion alarm, telephony, wireless systems, structured cabling system and networking.

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"The relationship with ICS is allowing Beacon to expand the verticals to which we offer our core services, and will help stabilize our net sales volume which has been somewhat unpredictable the last couple of quarters. Providing Rail Telecom services to ICS Transportation Division is a very solid strategic move for Beacon," commented Beacon President and COO Jerry Bowman. "The benefits of Beacon-provided ITS infrastructure and communications aren't limited to commercial office buildings and data centers, and clearly aren't limited to the verticals that we included in our business plan for 2011."

"The relationship with Beacon is a real win-win for ICS," added Khurram Shah, Chief Strategy Officer of ICS. "Having a partner who can complement our already strong team allows ICS to expand the breadth of its services and increase the volume of service we can provide to our clients across our IT, Telecommunications and Transportation verticals. The executive team at ICS is very excited about where the mutually beneficial relationship with Beacon will take us over the next few years."

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