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Subject: Fw: Zanzibar Goes Live for U.K. Public Sector

"The OGCbuying.solutions' proposed standard includes 14 XML
business documents which are being considered by OASIS
(Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information
Standards) for incorporation in UBL 2.0 and as such is expected to
become a new standard for eCommerce over the Internet."




OGCbuying.solutions and PA Consulting Group Announce Availability of the U.K.
          Government's Sponsored eCommerce Platform for Procurement

     NORWOOD, Mass., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elcom International,
Inc. ("Elcom" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: ELCO) and (AIM: ELC and
ELCS), a leading international provider of remotely-hosted eProcurement and
eMarketplace solutions, is pleased to announce that the U.K.'s Office of
Government Commerce Buying Solutions (OGCbuying.solutions) and PA Consulting
Group, have announced that Zanzibar, a 'Managed Service' for procurement, is
now available to any public sector body in the United Kingdom.  The Zanzibar
Managed Service is a new web-enabled Purchase to Pay (P2P) and eMarketplace
system operated by OGCbuying.solutions and delivered through an agreement with
PA Shared Services Limited, a subsidiary within PA Consulting Group.  Elcom
Systems Limited, Elcom International, Inc.'s wholly-owned subsidiary in the
U.K., is a sub-contractor to PA Shared Services Limited ("PASSL"), and
provides the core eProcurement and eMarketplace technology platform and
hosting services required to support Zanzibar.
    Bruce Tindale, Chief Executive Officer, PA Consulting Group, said, "The
Zanzibar Managed Service is an important component of the Government's
strategy to deliver the procurement efficiency savings identified in Sir Peter
Gershon's report 'Releasing Resources to the Front Line'. PA Consulting Group
has long had a strong reputation for working with the public sector; our work
on the Zanzibar Managed Service further underlines this. Alongside this, we
have launched a new PA subsidiary, PA Shared Services Limited, to deliver the
Zanzibar Managed Service."
    Veera Johnson, PA's lead consultant on the Zanzibar project and member of
PA's Management Group, added, "The Zanzibar Managed Service represents a major
step towards delivering efficiencies across the whole UK public sector. It is
an exciting project and a great product, which offers more than just a
marketplace. The Zanzibar Managed Service includes an eProcurement hub and a
range of management information components that will help public sector
organisations make better value for money decisions now and in the future.
Further, it offers the opportunity for public sector bodies to have easy
access to collaborative contracts that offer attractive pricing arrangements.
The consortium team, led by PA, is looking forward to realising these benefits
for all Zanzibar's customers and suppliers."
    Hugh Barrett, Chief Executive of OGCbuying.solutions, said, "The Zanzibar
Managed Service revolutionises the way that the public sector does business.
It saves both procurement process time and cost for the public sector and
suppliers alike.  Anyone that has internet access will be able to use this
service. It means that buyers can browse catalogues and review electronic
quotations quickly and easily at the click of a mouse."
    Robert J. Crowell, Elcom International, Inc.'s Chairman, said, "We are
very pleased to have the Zanzibar Managed Service in production, which
includes our flagship eProcurement solution, PECOS, as well as the majority of
the shared services encapsulated in the Zanzibar Hub.  The initial reaction to
the availability of the Zanzibar service has been very positive and we are
pleased with the number of public sector bodies who have made commitments to
join the program.  I am optimistic that Zanzibar has the potential to become
one of the largest eMarketplaces in the world in very short order."
    PA Consulting Group is delivering Zanzibar through its new wholly-owned
subsidiary, PA Shared Services Limited, in a consortium with Elcom Systems
Limited, IMPAQ Business Solutions Ltd. and @UK PLC. In addition, Serco Group
plc will be working in a strategic alliance with the consortium.
    The Zanzibar Managed Service implementation is part of the contract
awarded by the OGCbuying.solutions to PA Shared Service Limited in August 2005
for the provision of an eProcurement and eMarketplace service capable of being
used by any public sector body in the United Kingdom.  The Zanzibar Managed
Service is an innovative system that enables public sector buyers and
suppliers to link up over the internet and conduct highly interactive
eCommerce through a single secure portal.  Elcom is working with
OGCbuying.solutions on the adoption of its vision of highly interactive online
commerce between buyers and suppliers.  The OGCbuying.solutions' proposed
standard includes 14 XML business documents which are being considered by
OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards)
for incorporation in UBL 2.0 and as such is expected to become a new standard
for eCommerce over the Internet.
    Based on a hub and spoke architecture, the Zanzibar Managed Service
consists of a range of core commerce services that reside within the Zanzibar
Portal (referred to as the Zanzibar Hub) and an optional Purchase to Pay (P2P)
system.  Zanzibar will enable subscribing public sector organizations to
deliver value for money savings, independent of their existing investments in
eProcurement systems, by leveraging the availability of shared services
designed to address the high costs of managing catalogues, securely processing
transactions or enabling suppliers to conduct business online.  Zanzibar
functionality includes a portal framework, supplier directory, catalogue
content management and search engine and a transaction exchange which will be
responsible for processing large numbers of orders, invoices and other
important documents required to support highly interactive eCommerce.  Under
the terms of its contract with PASSL, Elcom provides the hosted eProcurement
and eCommerce platform, and other sub-contractors deliver other services and
PASSL provides systems integration and implementation services.
    Additional information regarding the Zanzibar Service can be found by
visiting:  http://www.ogcbuyingsolutions.gov.uk/zanzibar/zanzibar.asp

    Elcom Product Offerings
    For detailed information on Elcom's PECOS(TM) technology and optional
Dynamic Trading functionality, please visit Elcom's website at:

    About OGCBuying.solutions
    OGCbuying.solutions is an Executive Agency of the Office of Government
Commerce in the Treasury.  OGCbuying.solutions' role is to deliver value for
money gains for central civil government and the wider public sector through
our dedicated, professional procurement service. It provides public sector
bodies with access to more than 500,000 products and services under its
portfolio of managed services and framework agreement.
    Additional information is available at

    About PA Shared Service Limited
    PA Shared Services Limited (PASSL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary within PA
Consulting Group.  PASSL is the delivery vehicle for Zanzibar and builds on
PA's strong track record in procurement and delivering e-government solutions.
PA's experience ranges from developing guidance and offering advice, to
managing large-scale procurement, sourcing and e-commerce projects on behalf
of clients. As a result, PA has the depth of insight and understanding of
procurement in both the public and private sectors. In summary, the services
provided by PA range from developing strategies and business cases for
eProcurement, through to delivering highly complex eProcurement solutions,
including all aspects of systems development, organisational change and
programme management. Additional information is available at

    About PA Consulting Group
    PA Consulting Group is a leading management, systems and technology
consulting firm. Operating worldwide in more than 35 countries, PA draws on
the knowledge and experience of 3,000 people, whose skills extend from the
initial generation of ideas, insights, solutions and new technology, all the
way through to detailed implementation. Additional information is available at

    About Elcom International, Inc.
    Elcom International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ELCO and AIM: ELC and
ELCS), is an international B2B Commerce Service Provider offering affordable
solutions for buyers, sellers and commerce communities to automate many or all
of their procurement processes and purchase most or all of their goods and
services in a 'private' eMarketplace system.  PECOS, Elcom's remotely-hosted
flagship solution, enables enterprises of all sizes to achieve the many
benefits of eProcurement and eMarketplace functionality, with the system
hosted by Elcom at its own data center, eliminating the burden and cost of in-
house programming, IT infrastructure and ongoing catalog content and system
management.  More information is available from Elcom's integrated web site
at:  http://www.elcominternational.com.

    Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters
discussed in this press release could include forward-looking statements or
information. All statements, other than statements of historical fact,
including, without limitation, those with respect to the Company's objectives,
plans and strategies set forth herein and those preceded by or that include
the words "believes," "expects," "targets," "intends," "anticipates," "plans,"
or similar expressions, are forward-looking statements. Although the Company
believes that such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no
assurance that the Company's expectations are, or will be, correct. These
forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties which
could cause the Company's future results to differ materially from those
anticipated, including: (i) the possibility that the Company will have to
raise additional working capital to fund operations during 2006 and the
availability of any such funding to the Company; (ii) its history of ongoing
operating losses; (iii) the substantial number of common shares issued in the
Company's recent Regulation S issuance and the possible impact on the market
for the Company's shares; (iv) the ability of the Company to perform under its
contracts with Capgemini UK plc and PA Shared Services Limited ("PASSL"), a
member of the PA Consulting group of companies; (v) the overall marketplace
and clients' acceptance and usage of eCommerce software systems, eProcurement
and eMarketplace solutions including demand therefor by both Scottish and U.K.
public entities; (vi) the costs of building the Zanzibar eMarketplace system
versus the revenues derived therefrom; (vii) the impact of competitive
technologies, products and pricing, particularly given the substantially
larger size and scale of certain competitors and potential competitors; (viii)
control of expenses; (ix) the consequent results of operations given the
aforementioned factors; and (x) other risks detailed from time to time in the
Company's Annual Reports on Form 10-KSB, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-QSB and
in its other SEC reports and statements.  The Company assumes no obligation to
update any of the information contained or referenced in this press release.

    Company Contact:
    Investor Relations
    e-mail: invrel@elcom.com

SOURCE Elcom International, Inc.
Web Site: http://www.elcom.com

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