MBC Awarded Five-Year USAID IT Forward BPA
Morgan Borszcz Consulting (MBC), LLC, a leading Management and Information Technology (IT) Consulting firm, has been awarded a new $900 million five-year IT Forward Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The BPA provides a vehicle for worldwide IT Solutions, Operations and Maintenance (O&M), and Design, Modernization, and Enhancement (DME) of IT Systems and Infrastructure. The MBC Team has comprehensive worldwide IT systems, infrastructure, design and innovation, O&M capability to fully address the unique requirements of the USAID OCIO and its Missions. Understanding that USAID has a unique international footprint, unmatched by any other U.S. government agency, the MBC Team’s capabilities are designed to meet that need in support of the USAID IT Forward agenda. The MBC Team consists of: Dell Marketing, Dell Services, Deloitte Consulting, Intelsat General, Inveneo, MiCore Solutions, Sapient Government Services, Sunflower Systems, and Optimal Solutions and Technologies, Inc. (OST).
Through the launch of its ambitious USAID Forward reform effort, USAID has set off on a significant and comprehensive mission to change the way it does business. As the technology-centric portion of this reform effort, IT Forward involves the pursuit of technologies that will bring new levels of capability and system accessibility to empower USAID staff. These exciting changes will help propel USAID to the fore of government innovation with the incorporation of mobile, cloud, virtualization, wireless, and other technologies into its operations. In developing these new IT capabilities, USAID’s strategic shift will center first and foremost on executing its Mission with maximum efficiency and impact. In order to fulfill its Mission needs for IT Forward, USAID is set to build its capabilities as outlined by the CIO in the USAID IT Strategic Plan for 2011-2015.
About MBC: MBC is a Minority, Woman-Owned, small Disadvantaged Business (8a designated). With over 150 employees, MBC not only has proven technical capabilities but also experience managing multiple contractor delivery teams. MBC’s focus has been on delivering innovative solutions that meet our clients’ needs, while adapting to their internal and external challenges. Clients trust MBC with their most critical initiatives. Our experience working at USAID, as well as our efforts designing, developing, and supporting data management and Web-based applications at both large and small organizations, gives us a unique perspective on USAID’s requirements. Along with our partners, we provide USAID cross-cutting support including strategy, change management, system strengthening and collaboration that accompany our IT services to ensure a holistic approach to the successful deployment and use of technologies. We provide the same proven approaches and highly experienced personnel of a large technology consulting firm with the responsiveness and agility of a small company. To learn more, visit www.mbc360.com
About Dell Services: Dell Services Group is part of Dell, Inc., a Fortune 100 company with world-wide operations. Dell Services is one of the largest most diverse IT providers to the U.S. Government, with 23,000 worldwide personnel providing IT services in three primary areas: Infrastructure (data center, networking, cloud computing, storage, systems O&M), Consulting and Applications, and Business Processes. As one of only 50 U.S. companies to hold an ISO 20000-1 certification, Dell strengthens our team with industry-leading ITIL capabilities. Dell Services has significant, long-term experience providing a wide range of IT services to large commercial and government organizations. Dell has world-class capabilities in IT infrastructures, enterprise-class data centers, cloud services, and virtualization, and can provide world-wide capability to USAID’s disparate workforce. To learn more, visit www.dell.com
About Deloitte Consulting: Deloitte is a globally recognized, U.S.-based professional services organization with a business practice devoted to promoting economic development and poverty reduction in emerging markets. They help their clients in their efforts to take on the challenges of poverty and economic development by providing them with services and solutions in public finance, public sector management, health and social protection, information technology, financial sector strengthening, and trade and investment. They have effectively provided support to organizations and local governments around the world. Deloitte’s Emerging Markets practice has worked with governments and donor agencies to build the institutions, legal framework, and policies required for effective economic governance and private sector growth. Their experienced, multidisciplinary teams collaborate to provide cross-functional solutions to allow their clients to implement change effectively. To learn more, visit www.deloitte.com/us/emergingmarkets
About Intelstat General: Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Intelsat General Corp. provides leading-edge communications solutions to commercial, government, and military customers through fixed and mobile satellite systems and associated terrestrial communications services. Intelsat General incorporates flexible and robust ground and space infrastructure and technical expertise to deliver reliable, quickly-deployable and secure network solutions anywhere around the globe. Intelsat General is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Intelsat, S.A. To learn more, visit www.intelsatgeneral.com
About Inveneo: Inveneo is a non-profit social enterprise whose mission is to get the tools of information and communications technology (ICT) into the hands of organizations and people who need them most: those in rural and underserved communities in the developing world. They deliver turnkey solutions for organizations that provide vital services – healthcare, education, economic development, and relief – to some of the poorest communities in the world. Yet ICTs are only truly sustainable with affordable and timely support, so they deliver their solutions together with Inveneo Certified ICT Partners - in-country ICT entrepreneurs who are trained and certified by Inveneo to provide local project leadership, solution design, installation, and ongoing support. Inveneo’s approach has real impact with NGOs, governments, and private entities by delivering affordable, reliable ICTs and building local ICT ecosystems. Since 2006, Inveneo and their 85 Inveneo Certified ICT Partners (ICIPs) have delivered innovative solutions and brought access to life-changing ICTs to more than 2,020,000 people in over 917 communities in 27 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Haiti. To learn more, visit www.inveneo.org
About MiCore Solutions: MiCORE Solutions is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that helps their enterprise clients solve complex business problems and enables clients to maximize the value received from their IT investments. MiCORE's specialization in architecting, optimizing, and managing complex Oracle environments, and their experience delivering cloud technologies from Google and Amazon, provides the USAID OCIO with these key enabling technologies. As a corporate partner for both Google Enterprise and Amazon Enterprise cloud services, MiCore has an extensive background in providing cloud solutions to clients in both commercial and government environments. To learn more, visit www.micoresolutions.com
About OST: Optimal Solutions and Technologies, Inc. (OST), is a Small-Disadvantaged Business (SDB) providing software engineering services since 1999. As a CMMI Level 5 certified organization, OST successfully combines agile application design with high-maturity CMMI practices. Their hybrid approach to software engineering provides the USAID OCIO the adaptability and predictability needed to routinely produce high quality software. Within the Agile environment, OST uses CMMI Level 5 quantitative analysis tools to control process performance and provide their clients with a measurable understanding of product quality and the achievement of specific quality goals. In the most successful cases, OST has enabled Agencies to reduce total costs for Operations and Maintenance up to 40%. They have extensive experience in Program and Project Management Services including Compliance and OMB Guideline adherence. They are also highly qualified in financial controls, investment and portfolio management and the preparation of the Exhibit 53/300AB. They have assisted FEMA in Flood Disaster Response and also been instrumental in the International space in establishing 9-1-1 like services in third world nations. To learn more, visit www.ostglobal.com
About Sapient Government Services: Sapient Government ServicesSM, a division of Sapient®, is a leading global provider of consulting, technology, and marketing services to U.S. governmental agencies and non-government organizations. Focused on driving long-term change and transforming the public experience, we use technology to help organizations become more accessible and transparent. With a track record of innovative solutions and the ability to leverage commercial best practices, we serve as trusted advisors to organizations including the Library of Congress, National Institutes of Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services, and United States Department of Homeland Security. The company has over 10,000 people globally with operations in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. To learn more visit www.sapient.com
About Sunflower Systems: Sunflower Systems provides enterprise asset management solutions to both government and commercial clients. They specialize in the deployment of software tools and business processes to improve asset management operations. Sunflower’s portfolio of solutions enables organizations to reduce costs, improve decision-making, accountability and regulatory compliance for all types of assets. The Sunflower solution suite also includes scanners, mobile PC’s, asset labels, RFID technologies and a wide range of services including software implementation, training, consulting and operational support. Sunflower supports the asset management needs of federal government agencies, universities, contractors, national laboratories and corporations. To learn more, visit www.sunflowersystems.com