We can’t believe it will be December this week. It has been a hectic 2017. Traditionally, in the government contracting world, proposal season is during the summer, but we’ve been busy all year in our business development efforts. Hard work pays off because we have some impressive wins to share with you.
One of which being the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ). If you’re not in this industry, you may be wondering what all that means. Simply put, an IDIQ is a type of contract that provides for an indefinite quantity of supplies or services during a fixed period of time. Quite a bit of work was put into this proposal effort. Within the IDIQ, there are six Domains – Domain I, Feasibility, Pilot, and Evaluation Projects; Domain II, Statistical Projects; Domain III, Policy Analysis and Program Related Projects; Domain IV, Communications Projects; Domain V, Technical Assistance and Training Projects; and Domain VI, Planning, Implementation, and Report Support Projects. Out of those six Domains, we are pleased to say that we won Domain VI, serving as the Prime, and Domains III, IV, and V, serving as the subcontractor to various companies.
Under Domain VI, SAMHSA released the request for task order proposals for the Center of Substance Abuse and Treatment (CSAT) in late spring. We were the incumbent and felt confident in our work, reputation, and capabilities that we had submitted a solid proposal. In September, after what felt like an eternity, we were notified that we were awarded the contract. The total amount being $5.8 million for the life of the contract. Since beginning work under the new CSAT contract, we’ve hit the ground running as we prepare for exciting upcoming projects.
On a non-SAMHSA-related note, another impressive win worth mentioning is the Veteran Affairs (VA) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Study. We are serving as a subcontractor to ICF. The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD) has a requirement to conduct multiple nationwide surveys. One of the surveys will examine the effect of violence across the lifespan and the association with health and functioning. Others will evaluate existing NCPTSD products like the PTSD Decision Aid https://www.ptsd.va.gov/apps/decisionaid/index.aspx or VetChange http://vaww.ptsd.webdeve.va.gov/apps/change and the impact these online programs have on the user. Others will look to support evidence-based practices by evaluating educational products in order to continually improve their quality and effectiveness. Our objectives for this contract are to secure (a) the ability to conduct large-scale surveys on participant samples provided by the NCPTSD, (b) access to existing panels of nationally-representative random samples of the general public (Veterans and non-Veterans) and samples of health providers, (c) survey and statistical knowledge to create and evaluate surveys, and (d) access to the most up-to-date survey strategies. The total contract value is $4.5 million over the span of five years. Our presence in the VA is important as we are a veteran-owned small business.
We’re looking forward to the work and opportunities that our new wins will bring. It’ll be interesting to see what the future holds as we go into 2018. Want to learn more about A-G and what makes us unique? Visit our website at http://a-gassociates.com/ to learn more about our services and capabilities.