A research request was recently provided to OS AI from an 8(a) small business looking for details related to a potential FY 2023 recompete of this U.S. Department of Agriculture contract.  

The complete response from OS AI is not included here, but we at OrangeSlices AI do believe in the need for more and better-informed competition, so provided below are some of the competitive details. 

Opportunity Details Provided by Requestor:  

Scope: This contract is “to provide a range of 24x7x365 IT Support Services in support of the USDA Office of the CIO’s Data Center Hosting Services (DCHS, formerly the National Information Technology Center (NITC)), which serves as the centralized source for 24x7x365 IT Support Solutions for the USDA and other Federal Customers. This contract was put in place to support the USDA’s evolving capabilities in data center automation, private/public cloud management, and traditional data center operations support.” 

Competitive Details (if known): 

** Please note that OS AI will not speculate here as to the accuracy of any scope details provided and/or any current plans related to the timing, details, and likelihood of any recompete.  

Related Data:  

Sample of Key Potential Points of Contact (current or past): 

  • Brandon Atchison, Contracts, USDA – Brandon.Atchison@FTC.USDA.GOV 
  • Gary Washington, CIO, USDA  
  • Bajinder Paul, Deputy CIO, USDA  
  • Dave Peters, Associate CIO (ACIO), Digital Infrastructure Services Center (DISC), USDA 
  • David Grundy, Senior Advisor to the Associate CIO, Digital Infrastructure Services Center (DISC) at USD 
  • Scott O’Hare, Former USDA Data Center Hosting (DISC // NITC) / IT Solutions Director and current Senior Vice President at ECCO Select 
  • Scott Jones, Former USDA NITC Sr. Program Management and Platform Operations Director 

Included below is a list of the large and small companies we have noted as drawing the most views by Government and industry leaders on the OrangeSlices AI consultant directory over the past week and that bring direct past performance and/or related relationships in support of the US Department of Agriculture. 

Firms drawing the most attention: 

Please note that the research requestor for this item received a Premium OS AI Opp Segment report including 1) known details about how/if/when/where this contract will be competed; 2) a list of the top companies that are in position to win today (as well as those who have been making key investments and moves of late to position for a win); and 3) a detailed list of the top potential opportunity influencers any bidder will want to get to know. Whether it is current government leaders driving change, industry leaders, or recent former Federal officials 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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  1. Anonymous

    The incumbent has recruited several former Feds over the last few years.