A research request was sent to OS AI on Monday of this week from a rapidly emerging mid-tier looking for a list of some of the top partner [and/or competitor] options related to a potential FY 2023 recompete of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ENAESS program support contract. 

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 effort by the incumbent was to leverage ITSM tools, automation, and analytics to provide 24x7x365 support for CBP’s network and security infrastructure, to include mission-essential data communications and applications. Support services covered under this contract can range from providing network and security engineering, network performance monitoring, and communications infrastructure modernization for field sites and multiple Program Directorates, to network troubleshooting, evaluation and testing, and performance analytics. This covers network, cloud and security infrastructure support for 72,000+ users at 1,600+ field sites across 3 Enterprise Data Centers, including, DevSecOps services, ATO support, change management support, enterprise performance management and 24x7x365 Tier III escalation support. 

Competitive Details (if known):  

  • Funding Agency: DHS / U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
  • Incumbent: Sev1Tech 
  • Contract Vehicle: This was last competed on GSA IT Schedule 70.   
  • NAICS Series: 541513 
  • Expected Competition Date: Fiscal Year 2023 – date tbd 

Relevant Data: 

Key Points of Contact: 

  • Tara LeBlanc, EVP, DHS Mission Solutions – Sev1Tech 
  • Dawn Ford, Contracting Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
  • Tiffany Smoot, Supervisory Contract Specialist, Customs and Border Protection 
  • Sonny Bhagowalia, Chief Information Officer (CIO), U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
  • Sunil Madhugiri, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 

The Top Partners and Competitors and the Six Four One 

A list of 32 large and small companies who were well positioned to win this contract, as well as 8 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 The full list will not be published publicly, but we are including here what we call our Six Four One.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 32 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. We cannot share specifics now, but you can expect to hear about yet another significant DHS BD Growth hire for one of these firms soon. 

One agency opportunity influencer  

  • Jean Valdellon, Director Network Architecture & Engineering Division Enterprise Networks & Services Directorate 

Note: OS AI provided a list of 8 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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