Department of Veterans Affairs - Agile Delivery of VA Imminent Strategic and Operational Requirements (ADVISOR)
ERPi is one of only 10 prime contractors on VA’s recently awarded Agile Delivery of VA Imminent Strategic and Operational Requirements (ADVISOR) contract. ADVISOR provides a department-wide vehicle for a broad range of general management and business support services and solutions. ADVISOR is a 5 year/$550M Veteran-Owned Small Business contract. ERPi was one of two companies to win awards in all four ADVISOR service groups:
- Oversight (Program/Project Management; Strategic Planning; Performance Measurement)
- Improvement (Business Process Reengineering, Improvement, and Management; Change Management and Transition; Quality Management)
- Data and Analyses (Studies and Analyses; Information and Records Management
- Training (Design, Execution, Evaluation)
Benefits of ADVISOR to VA Programs:
- Long-Term Availability: 5 year ordering period (November 2014 – November 2019)
- More Efficient Acquisition: Reduces procurement planning and contract award lead times
- VA-Wide Scope: Sponsored by Office of Planning and Policy and available for all VA programs
- 100% VOSB and SDVOSB Prime Contractors: 10 pre-qualified companies
- Large Vendor Base: Dozens of large and small business subcontractors
- Proven Effectiveness: Similar to successful SPECTRUM and T4 contracts, just for Veteran-owned small businesses
- Acquisition Flexibility: Firm-Fixed Price or Labor Hour task orders
- Strategic Alignment: 4 service categories and 9 functional task areas enabling planning and execution of VA’s strategic policy initiatives
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
ERPi is one of nine prime, including six small contractors awarded an IDIQ for Business Management Office (BMO) Support to provide program management office support and related services for all Division and Offices of the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). BMO Support is a 5 year, $250M contract.
The services provided assist the SEC to improve internal project and program and other related business management support functions to allow performance and process improvements. The professional and technical management support services include comprehensive portfolio, program and project management, requirement management, business process management, strategic planning, budget cost management and other related management support services.
Benefits of BMO Support to the SEC:
- Long-term availability: 5 year ordering period (June 2015 to May 2020)
- More efficient Acquisition: Reduces procurement planning and contract award lead times
- SEC-Wide Scope: Sponsored by Office of Acquisitions
- Comprehensive Vendor Base: Both large and small business contractors
- Acquisition Flexibility: Firm-Fixed Price or Time & Materials/Labor Hour (T&M/LH) basis
- Strategic Alignment: Supports business management best-value objectives across SEC
GSA IT 70 Federal Supply Schedule
GSA's Schedule 70 is an IDIQ contract administered by the Federal Supply Service of the GSA to provide Information Technology (IT) services and products. As a GSA contractor under IT Schedule 70, ERPi offers an array of IT services, including facility management, database planning and design, systems analysis and design and network services. Any agency of the U.S. Government may take advantage of Schedule 70 task orders to secure services in a variety of skill areas, including systems analysis, design, and installation; programming; and integrated logistics support. Learn More About Our Schedule 70 Contract Vehicle
Professional Services Schedule (PSS)
GSA’s PSS is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple award schedule, providing direct access to simple or complex fixed-price or labor-hour professional services including: advertising and marketing solutions; business consulting solutions; financial and business solutions; logistics solutions; and professional engineering solutions. Learn More About Our PSS Contract Vehicle
Seaport Enhanced or SeaPort-e is the USN's contract vehicle of choice to procure all future engineering, technical, logistics, program management and financial support services. It is an ID/IQ (indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity) multiple award contract (MAC) awarded by NAVSEA. Learn More About Our SeaPort-e Information and Security Support, SeaPort-e Contract Solicitations, SeaPort-e Modifications.
How to Contract with a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business
All Government agencies can award sole source solicitations to qualified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs). The basis is the Veterans Benefits Act (VBA) of 2003 (Public Law 108-183) Section 308 establishing a sole source and set-aside procurement program for SDVOSB concerns. Contracting officers may award a sole source contracts to SDVOSBs, if certain conditions are met (see FAR19.1406):
- Such concern is determined to be a responsible contractor with respect to performance of such contract opportunity and the contract officer does not have a reasonable expectation that 2 or more small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans will submit offers for the contracting opportunity;
- The anticipated award price of the contract (including options) will not exceed –
- $6 million for a requirement within the NAICS codes for manufacturing; or $3.5 million for a requirement within any other NAICS code;
- In the estimation of the contracting officer, the contract award can be made at a fair and reasonable price.
SDVOSB Set Aside
On May 5, 2004 the Small Business Administration published implementation guidance providing the key linkage to transform the vision of Public Law 108-183 into Procurement reality. Section 15(g) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644(g)), which provides that the President must establish a goal of not less than 3 percent for participation by service-disabled veteran businesses in Federal contracting, and section 36 of that Act (15 U.S.C. 657f), which gives agency contracting officers the authority to reserve certain procurements for service-disabled veteran businesses.
Contracting officers may set-aside solicitations to allow only SDVOSB concerns to compete (see FAR19.1405).
No separate justification or determination and findings are required to set aside a contract action for SDVOSB concerns when the following requirements can be satisfied:
- Offers will be received from two or more SDVOSB concerns; and Award will be made at a fair market price.
If the contracting officer receives only one acceptable offer from a SDVOSB in response to a set-aside, the contracting officer should make an award to that SDVOSB
Additional information from SBA: http://www.sba.gov/sdvosb