We are back with another installment of our T4NG2 series! Our last blog looked at the returning incumbents and we are now shifting our focus to look at the footprint of all T4NG2 awardees across the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and provide a special highlight of the contract’s newcomers.
Current VA Footprint of T4NG2 Winners
Unsurprisingly, Booz Allen Hamilton continues to dominate at the VA and is bolstered by its 2021 acquisition of Liberty IT Solutions, who also had a strong hold of the customer. This includes work on the five-year, $1 billion VA IT Operations and Services (ITOPS) T4NG task order, which covers cybersecurity, enterprise management framework, system and data migration, cloud computing, program management, strategy, enterprise architecture and planning support.
Other key players include GovCIO, Cognosante, and SAIC, who we analyzed in our first blog series. These vendors gained almost all their footprint from the previous T4NG vehicle.
Other Returning Incumbents
In addition to some of the top 10 performers, there are several other incumbents returning on T4NG2. These include:
|Company||Sample Task Order||Total Received FY2018- FY2023||Number of Task Orders|
|VetsEZ||Five-year, $415 million task order for health middleware and data management development, security and operations (DevSecOps) support.||$341M||27|
|Sierra 7||Five-year, $104 million task order to provide independent verification and validation (IV&V) services to support the Compensation & Pension (C&P) product line within the Benefits and Memorials Services (BAM) Portfolio.||$282M||47|
|Clear Vantage Point Solutions (CVSP)||Five-year, $61 million task order to provide Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Solutions Delivery Center of Excellence (COE) services, which includes HCD, configuration, development, and integration support. Clear Vantage Point Solutions is a mentor-protégé joint venture between SDVOSB PingWind and Peraton.||$166M||28|
|ManTech||Five-year, $67 million task order to provide business case analysis technical support services.||$109M||8|
|Dynamic Government Resources||Four-year, $7 million task order to provide data center infrastructure quality assurance support.||$18M||6|
Let’s explore the awardees who were not previously on the T4NG contract vehicle. This includes vendors who have existing work at the VA, vendors new to the VA, Mentor-Protégé joint ventures (JV), and other new JVs.
Existing VA Footprint
|Company||VA Footprint by Value (FY18-FY23)||Sample Contract||Comments|
|Deloitte||$631M||Six-year, $219 million contract to support the Financial Management Business Transformation (FMBT) program aimed at modernizing the VA’s financial and acquisition management systems.||Deloitte held the previous iteration of this contract from September 2018 to October 2023 and received $254 million in federal obligations.|
|ECS Federal||$6M||Two-year, $6 million Accelerating VA Innovation and Learning (AVAIL) task order to support data transformation and digital health innovation.||Through the acquisition of Enterprise Resource Partners Inc. (ERPi) by ECS Federal’s parent company, ASGN, ECS is a majority partner of the woman owned, SDVOSB Aptive HTG JV. The Aptive HTG JV has received $249 million from the VA over the last five years providing services in systems engineering, financial management, human capital development, policy analysis and healthcare transformation.|
Companies New to the VA
|Alpha Communications Services||Manufacturer, supplier and importer of emergency and security communications and signaling systems.||DISA and DoD 4th Estate Agencies|
|Canopy Health||This is a SDVOSB JV with LogC2 as the majority owner.||LogC2 is predominantly serving the U.S. Army and DLA as a prime contractor.|
|Credence Management Solutions||Provides technology, health, engineering and management solutions including DevSecOps, cloud migration and hosting, simulation and augmented reality, and AI.||U.S. Air Force, USAID, DLA, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, DHA, ICE, FBI and FEMA|
|Digipathy||Telehealth platform providing access to doctors, hospitals, clinics and diagnostics.||None|
|J-Tech||Professional AV solution provider.||DoS, DoJ, National Park Service, U.S. Air Force|
|NxG Solutions||Technology solution provider covering mobility, web application, data science and analytics and AI.||None|
Mentor-Protégé Joint Ventures
Some of the T4NG2 awardees are Mentor-Protégé JVs, which provide an opportunity for small businesses to learn from more experienced government contractors across internal business management systems, financial assistance and business development. These JVs include the below.
|Galapagos-IntelliDyne Solutions (G&I)||IntelliDyne||Galapagos, LLC||G&I, through Galapagos, is a Small Disadvantaged Business (SBD) registered under Nā ‘Ōiwi Kāne, a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO). The JV brings expertise in automation, user experience, IT infrastructure management, and advisory and assistance services.|
|H2 Technology Group||SAIC||HigherEchelon||H2 Technology Group is an SDVOSB JV providing IT transformation and technology services across technology strategy, digital transformation, analytics and cybersecurity. SAIC and HigherEchelon also formed a separate entity, H2 Technology, which has a seat on the U.S. Army ITES-3S Small Business contract vehicle.|
|Optimal Link||OptumServe||Missing Link Security (MLS)||Optimal Link is a woman owned and SDVOSB JV with expertise in data analytics and management, enterprise and cloud application services, IT operations, cybersecurity and user experience. OptumServe has a significant presence within the VA, including a trio of contracts to act as the third-party administrator for the VA Community Care Network (CCN) for Regions 1, 2 and 3. While this presence may seem significant, it is in an entirely different domain than T4NG2 (healthcare provider vs. IT services).|
|VCH Partners||Harmonia Holdings Group||Visual Connections||VCH Partners is a certified SDVOSB, minority owned, HUBZone providing services across program management, user experience, business intelligence, application development, business process management and cybersecurity.|
New Joint Ventures
It appears that several of the awardees are new companies formed specifically for the T4NG2 vehicle. These include the below.
|JV Name||Majority Owner||Description|
|1Tech JV||TechAnax||SDVOSB providing core services in program management, systems engineering, software development, DevOps, network design and engineering, information assurance, service desk operations, and cloud migration and hosting.|
|A2E Digital Solutions||AdaptiveVets Solutions||SDVOSB providing software operations and maintenance, agile governance and guidance, testing and quality assurance, modeling and simulation, and federal healthcare. AdaptiveVets Solutions leverages its digital services center of excellence and human centered design practice.|
|ATL-NG||Advanced Technology Leaders (ATL)||SBA 8(a) certified small business, minority woman owned small disadvantaged business, SDVOSB and VOSB, EDWOSB and WOSB certified management, consulting, administrative and IT support services firm.|
|RP and Partners||RP Professional Services||SBA 8(a) certified small business and SDVOSB providing software development, cybersecurity, enterprise IT and mission support.|
|SCIO JV||Sprezzatura Management Consulting||SDVOSB providing advisory services, IT services, data analytics and business intelligence, and organizational change management. Sprezzatura acquired Intelligent Waves leading into a JV formed with GovCIO and prime contractor on the previous T4NG vehicle. The previous JV received $51 million across 11 task orders on T4NG providing IT account management, mobile wireless support, data analytics and risk management.|
Sprezzatura and GovCIO are under a JV in this new entity.
|Silodynamics||Silotech Group||Provides cybersecurity and mission systems, digital transformation and modernization, emerging technologies and R&D, and managed IT services.|
|Starlo Innovation||Arlo Solutions||Provides cybersecurity, intelligence services and program management to the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Agriculture.|
|T4 Designs||Network Designs, Inc. (NDi)||NDi provides secure communications, enterprise applications and DevSecOps, enterprise content management, cyberspace operations and program management. Note that T4 Designs is a certified SDVOSB.|
|Zetta Solutions||GigaTECH||SDVOSB specializing in healthcare IT including systems and software engineering, program management and analysis, infrastructure and cybersecurity, IT services and smart home technology.|
The FedSavvy Strategies Takeaway
- Booz Allen Hamilton continues to dominate the VA, especially with its current performance on the T4NG vehicle bolstered by its Liberty IT solutions acquisition. We can expect Booz Allen to be especially competitive on T4NG2 given their strong knowledge of the VA’s IT environment.
- The few other incumbents will have a very real advantage to not only maintain current work, but to engage in takeaways from exiting prime contractors.
- SAIC is on the T4NG2 twice as both a prime contractor and a majority partner on the H2 Technology Group JV. This gives them greater opportunity to win work on T4NG2 and provide a wide range of relevant services.
- About two-thirds of the T4NG2 awardees are new to the vehicle and most do not have an existing presence within the VA. While they may lack customer insight, they bring strong technical expertise which may spark additional competition and innovation to help VA achieve its goals of improved performance, high-quality and accessible benefits, and strong governance.
- There is a diverse mix of contractors among the awardee list, including several Mentor-Protégé JVs with SDVOSBs. This is unsurprising, as VA tends to favor SDVOSBs and provides resources through the Vets First Contracting Program.
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