Fedmine Secures $446 Million BPA for DOD Information Technology Research and Related Services
Rockville, Maryland-based Fedmine* recently announced that along with Gartner and Forrester Research it had been awarded a multiple award, fixed-firm price Department of Defense (DOD) Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) valued at $446 million. The companies will have fixed-price task orders over the life of the contract that runs through 2029.
The Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) aims to connect DOD agencies with commercially-available tools and services. The Navy awarded the BPA via the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule on March 25, 2019. All defense and intelligence agencies, U.S. Coast Guard, state and local governments as well all prime contractors have access to the BPA.
“While data is everywhere, usable information cured to create knowledge for immediate organizational advantage remains scarce”, said Ashok Mehan, founder and CEO of Fedmine. “Information cannot remain continuously viable for real-time decision making if any step in the curation process involves manual intervention. Humans should not touch any data point before it is served to users, otherwise it is necessarily contaminated.”
The BPA was competitively procured via the GSA E-Buy website among 679 vendors. Three offers were received and three were selected for award. Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.
As small business, Fedmine provides federal business intelligence platforms for organizations seeking real-time information on federal contracts and business opportunities. It has a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform on federal spending data powered by an Amazon Web Services hosted platform. *Small Business