The Detroit Public School’s (DPS) Board of Education awarded minority-owned and Detroit-headquartered VisionIT with a five-year contract worth $48.5 million to manage the district’s information technology services. These services will include management of the following: data center, network services, application systems, data warehouse, help desk, field services and technology curriculum and assistance support. The contract has two one-year options for renewal at the end of the initial five-year contract term.
“We are absolutely honored that DPS has entrusted our company to serve them in this most important area of its operations,” said David H. Segura, president and CEO of VisionIT. “We are confident that the resources and professionals we provide will result in improved IT services.”
VisionIT will also utilize subcontractors including Unisys and Sync Technologies, another Detroit-headquartered minority supplier, in its overall management of the contract.
“We are pleased with the caliber of the companies that won this contract,” said William F. Coleman III, superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools. “Most of these companies are companies that are familiar to us. We know and admire their work. I have no doubt that our students, faculty and staff will benefit enormously from their rich and varied experience.”
VisionIT, a Detroit-headquartered information technology firm, is one of the nation’s largest minority-owned companies and has become a national leader in the areas of information technology staffing, outsourcing, and vendor management with offices in Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco and Atlanta. For the past four years, VisionIT has been rated as one of the top 50 fastest growing minority-owned firms in the U.S. and in 2004 and 2005 has been listed as part of the Inc 500 as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in North America from Inc Magazine.