February 2, 2005

Arvada, CO: The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Procurement and Materiel Department (LLNL), announced today that CounterTrade Products, Inc.™ has been chosen as its selected vendor. The contract commissions for the purchase of Computer Peripherals through an Electronic Ordering System (EOS) Agreement. This announcement concludes a two year, highly competitive bid process to design, develop, implement and maintain a LLNL specific eCommerce website. This system will provide computer peripherals to the laboratory’s nine thousand plus end users.

“This implementation will be a “Best of Class” true B2B eCommerce achievement, one of the preeminent implementations of its kind. We are extremely excited to be a part of Lawrence Livermore’s pioneering effort,” said Marlene Calabria, CEO of CounterTrade Products, Inc.

The agreement is an exclusive five year contract to provide the Laboratory’s end users with a vast and diverse selection of computer peripherals, utilizing a proprietary CounterTrade developed eCommerce website. The approximate value of the award is $60 million.

“This is exactly the type of award that we have long positioned ourselves for,” said Dan Hays, Vice President of Operations for CounterTrade Products, Inc. “We get to not only showcase our product acquisition skills, honed by over twenty years of experience, but it also allows us to utilize our dedicated Data Center, custom software programming skills in both Internet Services and Business Information Systems and our customization and consulting skills to culminate in a convergence of technology expertise that no other small business in the country can match.”

Under this EOS Agreement, CounterTrade will design, develop and provide a Seller-side eCommerce System hosted in their wholly owned and operated state-of-the-art Internet Data Center located in Boca Raton, Florida. CounterTrade will provide LLNL with a Laboratory specific Seller-hosted eCommerce shopping website accessed via punchout by the Laboratory’s Electronic Ordering System.

This CounterTrade system will provide LLNL with real time pricing and availability direct from the world’s largest computer distributors along with up to date technical specifications, part numbers, and warranty information, UNSPSC and product images.

CounterTrade’s Seller-side eCommerce System will also provide advanced capabilities such as parametric content to enable parametric searching and refining, manufacturer and category drill down, options and accessories, similar products and the ability to tag items to allow for a side-by-side comparison.

Ilanit Tirosh, Vice President of Internet Services for CounterTrade Products, Inc., echoes the sentiments of CounterTrade’s CEO by saying, “While we routinely provide the different aspects of this type of programming for clients, this project is exciting because of the sheer scope of it. We are integrating multiple distributor catalogs with detailed technical content from other sources. This information communicates real time with the distributors and financial institutions for pricing, availability, ordering, order status, and payments and then proceeds to the next level by automatically completing all the requisite transactions in our accounting system.”

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission to ensure national security and to apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.

CounterTrade Products, Inc. provides Information Technology products and services for education, state and federal government clients from a product line card consisting of more than 1 million products and 2,200 manufacturers. A small woman-owned business (SBA certified) since 1985, CounterTrade is ISO 9001:2008 certified, has a GSA Schedule (GS-35-0650K) and is a Prime Contractor for NASA SEWP V (NNG15SC05B, NNG15SC30B, NNG15SC65B ), MCHS (M67854-12-D-4101), SPAWAR COTS (N65236-12-D-4136) and CIO-CS (HHSN316201500044W). For more information about our products and services, please visit www.countertrade.com

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