A research request was recently provided to OS AI from an 8(a) small business Digital Services consultancy, 8(a) STARS III Prime and Digital Transformation and RPA specialist looking for some background details and partner options related to a pair of upcoming Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Grants Management Modernization and FEMA Grants Outcomes (FEMA GO) support RFQs. 

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 some of the most viewed partner options for this heavily searched item.   

Request Details: 

  • Funding Agency: Department of Homeland Security 
  • Contract Vehicle:  tbd – DHS is still evaluating 
  • Expected Competition Dates: Fiscal Year 2023 – date tbd  

Request: We are seeking partner options and any information that can supplement what we already know about two know upcoming 2023 RFQs related to providing support for the Grants Management Modernization (GMM) Program, an initiative which seeks to simplify and coordinate business management approaches across all the Agency’s 40+ grants programs, and the FEMA Grants Outcomes (FEMA GO) common grants life cycle and platform. This includes a Data Analysis for Migration Planning (DAMP) RFI recently posted to STARS III.  

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

Related Data:  

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

  • William Sanfilippo, Contracts Specialist, FEMA – william.sanfilippo@fema.dhs.gov. 
  • Alonna Barnhart, Program Manager, Grants Management Modernization, FEMA 
  • Dexter Woodruff, Senior Advisor / Executive Officer (XO) – Grants Management Modernization (GMM), FEMA 
  • Ashley Cotton, Data Services Section Chief, FEMA Recovery Reporting and Analytics Division

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You can filter the list by several key indicators, to include socio-economic status, NAICS, Contract vehicle, etc.  

If you are a small business with capabilities and socio-economic status that might support this effort, comment below and we will add you to the list.

Firms drawing the most attention: 

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 FEMA. 

** An Elev8 GovCon Honoree, noted for a corporate culture that demonstrates its own 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 these contracts 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 complete and 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. Learn more about how you can engage with OS AI here.   

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