A research request was recently provided to OS AI from a San Antonio-based service-disabled Veteran-owned small business looking for details related to an upcoming recompete of this Defense Health Agency contract.  

We at OrangeSlices AI do believe in the need for more and better-informed competition, so provided below are 1) opportunity details provided by the requestor; 2) some key points of contact; 3) related pursuit/capture data; and 4) when possible, projected odds of this contract going back to the incumbent.  

Competitive Details (as known) related to the predecessor contract: 

  • Funding Agency: Defense Health Agency  
  • Incumbent: HORUS Technology Solutions 
  • Contract Vehicle: This was last competed using SAM.gov as a small business set-aside action 
  • Expected Competition Date: Fiscal Year 2023 
  • OS AI Note: According to the most recent forecast, the solicitation is expected to be released in Q3 of FY 2023 as a small business set-aside 
  • Contract Details and Spend to Date for Award ID W81XWH21C0044 

Scope: The US Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) is a Subcommand to the US Army Futures Command (AFC). The Commanding General (CG), USAMRDC, directs the management of several medical research, development and acquisition programs. This contract requires an experienced and cohesive team of junior and senior level Information Technology (IT) and Information Management Personnel to include project managers, requirement analysts, application developers and IT engineers to support EGS, a government-owned, contractor-operated business system custom designed to support research administration on behalf of multiple organizations. Hosted on the DOD network, it serves as a repository for research proposals, award data and files, primarily biomedical, related to acquisitions, regulatory review, administrative, and other related information. 

** 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): 

  • Randy Barry, Contracting Officer, randy.o.barry2.civ@mail.mil 
  • Jared Acre, Contracts,  jared.d.acre.civ@mail.mil 
  • Robert Wagner, Senior Software Engineer, HORUS Technology Solutions 
  • Lisa Shanklin, Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager, HORUS Technology Solutions 
  • Kavitha Vemula, Principal QA Test Engineer for EGS, American Technology Solution 
  • Mehdi Bousaidi, Co-Founder, HORUS Technology Solutions 
  • Naba Bora, EGS Project Director (2002-Present) & IM/IT Program Manager, DOD Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs 

What are the odds of the incumbent company winning this contract as a Prime again?  

The OS AI Bot calculates the odds the incumbent wins this contract back is 65%. 

Firms drawing the most attentionat the Defense Health Agency  

Included below is a list of the large and small companies we have noted were searched and viewed the most on OrangeSlices AI since the beginning of 2023 and that bring direct past performance in support of the Defense Health Agency.    

** An Elev8 GovCon Honoree, noted for a corporate culture that demonstrates excellence, making the company a beacon for talent, for partners, and for clients.       

We cannot and will not speculate here as to the reasons for the increased interest, but whether it is a company evaluating them as a potential partner; a federal acquisition leader doing their due diligence; or a consultant weighing their next job move, this group of companies has been receiving increased interest.  

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 potential bidder will want to get to know.  

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.  


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