A research request was sent to OS AI earlier this month from a CGO looking for a list of some of the top partner [and/or competitor] options related to a potential FY 2023 recompete of the 3-year MDAS contract, which was last awarded to Maximus, by way of their acquisition of Attain, in 2020.  

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 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: “The 2020 MDAS II contract was intended to be a DevSecOps contract that supports the Verification portfolio of systems for 1 base year and 2 optional years. The contract was expected to consist of five 12-person teams with four 12-person optional-teams, all of which were required to be experts in securely developing mostly open source forward leaning applications in the cloud using DevOps and Agile processes. The stated focus for the next iteration of this contract includes support of integrated data analytics, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and DevSecOps services to support USCIS information technology system delivery.” 

Competitive Details (if known):  

  • Funding Agency: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) 
  • Incumbent: Maximus, by way of their acquisition of Attain.  
  • Contract Vehicle: This was last competed on GSA FSS as unrestricted.  
  • NAICS Series: 541511 
  • Expected Competition Date: Fiscal Year 2023 – date tbd 
  • Contract Details and Spend to Date for Award ID 70SBUR20F00000025  

Related Data: 

Key Points of Contact: 

  • Ravi Mudumby, Senior Vice President | Partner, Maximus 
  • Patricia Brunelle, Contracting Specialist, USCIS 
  • Bill McElhaney, Chief Information Officer, USCIS 
  • Pramod Dhakal, Branch Chief, Emerging Technology, USCIS 

The Top Partners and Competitors and the Six Four One 

A list of 38 large and small companies who were well positioned to win this contract, as well as 11 key influencers, was generated and provided to the research requestor. The full list will not be published publicly, but we are including here is what we call our Six Four One.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 38 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 highlights 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:

  • Rob Brown, Chief Technology Officer at US Citizenship and Immigration Services 

Note: OS AI provided a list of 11 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.  

Is your company pursuing this effort or similar opportunities at USCIS?  

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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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