G2X TAKE: Octo Consulting, a consultancy focused on solving the Government’s most difficult challenges by looking through an analytical lens to implement the right IT solutions and advance agency missions, just beat out three other bidders to be awarded a 5-year IT support contract with the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). This contract was competed and awarded using GSA IT-70.
Task areas covered under this contract are expected to include Project Management, Service Desk Services, Infrastructure Operations, Project Management Office (PMO) Support, Surge Support and serving as a CIO Advisor.
- Octo continues to rack up key wins across HHS in 2020, to include having been awarded a Prime spot on the NIH Mission Alignment IT Support BPA and the FDA CTP IT Systems Lifecycle Development and Management Support BPA this summer.
- Octo has been quietly building its team of late to include adding Charlie McQuillan as new Executive Vice President for Federal Health; recruiting Raja Puli to serve as new Senior Director for Growth; only recently adding industry veteran Jeffrey Cook to the Octo Executive Team as Chief Financial Officer; and adding Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Expert Rob Albritton, to help to build the oLabs AI Center of Excellence.
- This past Spring Indica Labs, Octo and Axle announced they had teamed to work with NIH to launch a global COVID-19 digital pathology repository.
- Led by CEO Mehul Sanghani and 2020 FedHealthIT100 honoree Jay Shah, COO, Octo was recently named to the updated list of NXT UP firms poised to make big waves in the Federal sector in 2020 and for years to come.
Included below is a snapshot of Prime obligations for Octo across HHS since 2015.