VA releases J&A for $4.4M GAO High Risk List Professional Support Services Contract

Notice ID: 36C10X21R0027

“This activity proposes to negotiate a non-competitive award (sole-source) with Blue Water Thinking LLC (BWT), a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), for professional support services to assist the GOAL Office with the continued assessment of its GAO HRL strategic direction and plans. The Contractor requirements include supporting GAO HRL efforts for VA Health Care to meet criteria for removal from the GAO High Risk List. The anticipated period of performance for the contemplated contract will be as follows:

Base Period:                                March 30, 2021 – March 29, 2022 (12 Months)
Option Period One:                    March 30, 2022 – September 29, 2022 (6 Months)”

“The proposed action is to provide a continuation of professional support services targeted towards the ultimate removal of Veterans Health Care from all areas of the GAO HRL. The HRL initiative requires dedicated resources to perform the various tasks that will accomplish key milestones in support of removal of Areas of Concern from the HRL. If the appropriate number and types of resources are not applied directly to these efforts, the HRL removal efforts will fall behind schedule and potentially fail…”

“VA requires professional support services to assist HRL GOAL Office with the implementation and continued assessment of its GAO HRL strategic direction and concept of operations plan. The contractor will provide strategic support services including the development of strategies, recommendations, and methodologies to address GAO HRL identified deficiencies for VHA’s integrated health care system. Services also include development of timelines, adjustment as needed, and proposals for reallocation of resources to meet required outcomes. The support for GAO HRL efforts includes services in Strategic Development, Portfolio / Program / Project Management and Reporting, Risk Management, Change Management with Prosci, Technical Writing and Administrative Support with Meeting Planning / Facilitation Support, and Analytics / Reporting.”

“The total estimated value of the proposed action is $4,444,964.00 consistent with the previous prices paid by the Government for similar professional support services to this program office.”

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