G2X TAKE: Building on their recent success at VA, Booz Allen Hamilton just beat out six bidders to pick up this 5-year task to support the VA’s Financial Service Center by serving as a one-stop shop for data analytics and business intelligence needs, to include supporting development, deployment, sustainment, and maintenance of data analytics and business intelligence products.
VA FSC is projecting ‘noteworthy growth’ in data analytics and business intelligence and as part of this task, awardee Booz Allen Hamilton can be expected to support a wide range of FSC initiatives to include a current projects list with more than 60-plus projects that focus on, but are not limited to areas such as Fraud Waste & Abuse (FWA), Supply Chain, Healthcare, VA Time & Attendance System (VATAS), Travel, Purchase Card, Fee Basis Claims Systems (FBCS), Enterprise Denials, and Financial Management Business Transformation (FMBT) efforts. Located in Austin, Texas, FSC operates as a franchise fund (fee-for-service) organization supporting VA. This task was competed as full and open competition on VA T4NG.
Recently identified on G2Xs list of the 50 Federal Health Consulting Firms Creating a Buzz in the 1st Half of 2018, Booz Allen continues to have much success at VA with this just the latest in a series of notable wins that include a very recent $32.5M VA OI&T Support Services task award; a $410M VA Benefits Integration Platform (BIP) Support task; and a $750M Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) PMO Support Task. We should note that they also added a key executive this past Spring, recruiting former VA IT Executive Lorraine Landfried as Vice President, which should only increase their prospects moving forward.
As we have previously noted, unlike the early days of T4NG when the Kingdomware ruling was still fresh and nearly everything was set-aside for SDVOSB, we are continuing to see an uptick in the number of unrestricted competitions taking place on T4NG as contracting officials learn where and when they can safely deviate from the rule of two. This will be an interesting trend to watch in Q4 as it can and should impact teaming strategies for those firms supporting VA as we look at FY19.