Corel Corporation, makers of the Corel WordPerfect Office suite, announced this week that it had won a multi-million dollar contract with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), which is currently engaged in an antitrust lawsuit against WordPerfect competitor Microsoft Corporation. Corel said that it will deliver over 55,000 copies of WordPerfect Office and other products to the DOJ over the course of three years, though it declined to specify the exact dollar value of the transaction. Government contracts are considered lucrative because they are so stable.

"We are pleased to provide nearly all of the components within the Department of Justice with a comprehensive solution," said Georges Sabongui, vice president of North American sales and service for Corel Corporation. "The Corel Enterprise licensing agreement offers flexibility, diversified office automation options, industry-leading technical support and premium services."

Corel will provide the DOJ with site license for WordPerfect Office 2000 Standard with Dragon NaturallySpeaking, WordPerfect Office 2000 Professional and WordPerfect Law Office 2000