The RFI is now out on eBuy and, if history is an indicator of future action, many small businesses will be responding as they vie to pick up a Prime win for the recompete of this 5-year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) which was intended to create a partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to ensure the selection and implementation of the most efficient and cost-effective technology.

Awarded last time around to E3 Federal Solutions, which was rebranded in 2020 to Avantus Federal, the scope of the predecessor Integrated Program Support Services (IPSS2) BPA was expected to include providing expertise and support in some of the following areas: “Information Governance; IT Strategic Planning; Program Management, Analytical and Administrative Support, IT Portfolio and Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC); Enterprise, Segment and Solution Architecture; IT Infrastructure Planning; Sourcing and Acquisition; Organizational Development and Human Capital Management; Communication and Training” More details on this contract, the spend to date, and the many tasks awarded under this single-award BPA can be found here.

Let’s get to it already – who should I partner with on this effort?

The Orange Slices BOT leverages AI and ML tools to evaluate and recommend the top dozen or so Partner options to consider reaching out to, as a Prime or sub, on this contract. Included below is a list of small businesses (under $30M in average revenue per SAM) which are certain to draw attention based on their success winning and delivering on similar efforts, and their past experience and sets of relationships at the DOT:

Did OS.aiBOT miss you? If so, comment below or contact us here to be added. Do you have an opportunity you would like us to run our algorithm against? Think our algorithm stinks? Let us know – we only get better with feedback and practice.


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