GSA Announces New On-Call Vendors for Centers of Excellence

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The agency can tap a pool of 22 vendors for modernization initiatives.

The General Services Administration announced a series of new agreements with vendors Tuesday aimed at providing the Centers of Excellence IT modernization initiative with a faster, more flexible pool of contractors.

Called the Centers of Excellence Discovery Blanket Purchase Agreement, GSA can now call on an additional 22 vendors across seven IT modernization focus areas.  

The addition represents another tweak to the original CoE effort, which began as a two-phase initiative tackling IT modernization at the departments of Agriculture and Housing and Urban Development in late 2017. Last month, GSA announced the Office of Personnel Management would be the third agency to undergo CoE.

Initially, the CoEs focused on five focus areas—cloud adoption, contact centers, customer experience, data analytics and IT infrastructure optimization. Two additional areas, information security and change management, have since been added, and vendors under the new BPA address those new focus areas. Small businesses comprise approximately one-third of the agreements, a change based in part on engagement and feedback from industry.

“With just about a third of the agreements going to small businesses, we are proud of the cross-section of American industry and technological expertise represented,” said GSA CoE Executive Director Bob De Luca in a statement. “We selected companies who demonstrated the potential to discover issues related to current legacy systems and develop recommendations for modern-day technological solutions to the problems our citizens face when interacting with government services.”

According to a press statement, GSA anticipates issuing the first orders by the end of 2019. The agreements in place are as follows:

Change Management

  • Ambit Group, LLC
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Ernst & Young, LLP
  • ICF Incorporated LLC
  • International Business Machines Corporation
  • McKinsey & Company, Inc., Washington, D.C.

Cloud Adoption

  • Capgemini Government Solutions LLC
  • Flexion Inc.
  • ICF Incorporated LLC
  • McKinsey & Company, Inc., Washington, D.C.

Contact Center

  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Digital Management LLC
  • HighPoint Digital, Inc.
  • ICF Incorporated LLC
  • McKinsey & Company, Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • Slalom, LLC

Customer Experience

  • Arc Aspicio LLC
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Guidehouse LLP
  • ICF Incorporated LLC
  • International Business Machines Corporation

Data Analytics

  • Guidehouse LLP
  • KPMG LLP
  • McKinsey & Company, Inc., Washington, D.C.

Information Security

  • Centennial Technologies Inc.
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Electrosoft Services, Inc.
  • Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • ICF Incorporated LLC
  • International Business Machines Corporation
  • KPMG LLP
  • McKinsey & Company, Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • MindPoint Group, LLC
  • ShorePoint, Inc.
  • Veris Group, LLC d/b/a Coalfire Federal

IT Infrastructure Optimization

  • Capgemini Government Solutions LLC
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Gartner, Inc.
  • Guidehouse LLP
  • ICF Incorporated LLC
  • International Business Machines Corporation
  • KPMG LLP
  • McKinsey & Company, Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • Systems Engineering Solutions Corporation