A research request was sent to OS AI this past week from a CMS SPARC Prime contract holder looking for a list of some of the top partner [and/or competitor] options related to the potential FY 2023 recompete of a $42M Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics Support Services contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  

Please note that as this was requested research, only a high-level view is provided here. The research requester received the complete report and list of partner options.  

Provided below are some of the competitive details shared with us by the requestor, followed by some high-level research, and what we call our Six Four One. 

Details Provided by Requestor 

Scope: A focus for this contract to date has been to “perform business intelligence (BI) and analytics support tasks that will further improve operations in serving CMS enterprise data to the authorized user community.” This includes working with CMS to “collaborate and innovate within the agency to empower users with self-service business intelligence capabilities to analyze and visualize enterprise data”, while helping “CMS deliver intuitive design solutions using lean and agile methods to create a positive user experience and promote the needs of the agency’s mission.” 

** Please note that OS AI will not speculate in this brief report as to the accuracy of any scope details provided and/or any current plans related to the timing, details, and likelihood of any recompete. Our premium report provided to the requestor does provide more details, but this report is simply a response to the request.   

Competitive Details (if known):  

  • Funding Agency: Department of Health and Human Services / Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 
  • Incumbent: Apprio 
  • Contract Vehicle: This was last competed on CMS SPARC IDIQ 
  • NAICS Series: 541512 
  • Expected Competition Date: Fiscal Year 2023 – date tbd 
  • Contract Details and Spend to Date for Award ID 75FCMC18F0001 HHSM500201700009I 

Related Data: 

Key Points of Contact: 

  • Allisan Hafner, OAGM, Contract Specialist, CMS 
  • Dawn Wilkins, OAGM, Contract Officer, CMS 
  • Andy Shatto, Deputy, Office of Enterprise Data & Analytics, CMS 
  • Allison Oelschlaeger, Chief Data Officer and Director, Office of Enterprise Data & Analytics, CMS 
  • Darryl Britt, Chief Executive Officer at Apprio 

The Top Partners and Competitors and the Six Four One 

A list of 37 large and small companies who were well positioned to win this contract, as well as 14 key influencers, was generated and provided to the research requestor. The full list will not be published publicly, but we are including here what we call our Six Four One.   

Six emerging small businesses to know

Four large firms making strategic investments in support of the agency

Note: This group of 10 companies is a subset of the 37 companies we identified and provided as part of the broader partners and competitors list. Whether it is key hires, key investments, or a proven ability to win, the list highlighted companies positioned to bid and win this contract, as a sub or Prime. Investments do not guarantee success, but they do signify intent.  

One agency opportunity influencer

  • Mazen Yacoub, Senior Account Executive, SAS and former PM with CMS 

Note: OS AI provided a detailed list of key opportunity influencers to the requester. Whether it is a current government leader driving change, an industry leader, or a recent former Federal official who can support capture, serve as key personnel, or ensure delivery upon award, this is a group of leaders any bidder will want to get to know.  

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About OrangeSlices AI 

Developed by a team of government and industry contracting subject matter experts, the OrangeSlices AI data driven platform is a publicly available searchable listing of the top information technology and consulting services contractors doing business with the Federal government today. Driven by a robust and comprehensive set of authoritative and trusted data sources, the OS.ai tool is intended to help government and industry leaders find the right partner to help deliver on the important missions of the Federal government. Learn more about how you can engage with OS AI here.  

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