Federal agencies that participate in the Centers of Excellence program will soon have more tools at their disposal for discovering the areas of greatest IT modernization need within their organization.

The General Services Administration announced June 4 that it had issued a blanket purchase agreement to 22 companies to provide future CoE partners with the speed and flexibility to perform numerous discovery and assessment efforts simultaneously.

“With just about a third of the agreements going to small businesses, we are proud of the cross-section of American industry and technological expertise represented,” said GSA CoE Executive Director Bob De Luca in a news release.

“We selected companies who demonstrated the potential to discover issues related to current legacy systems and develop recommendations for modern-day technological solutions to the problems our citizens face when interacting with government services.”

The Centers of Excellence program, started in December 2017 under a partnership between GSA and the White House, has so far had three agencies sign on to use the program to improve their IT: the Department of Agriculture, Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Office of Personnel Management.

The 22 BPA awardees span seven areas of change, with some companies receiving awards under multiple categories:

Change Management

  • Ambit Group, LLC
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Ernst & Young, LLP
  • ICF Incorporated LLC
  • International Business Machines Corporation
  • McKinsey & Company, Inc., Washington, D.C.

Cloud Adoption

  • Capgemini Government Solutions LLC
  • Flexion Inc.
  • ICF Incorporated LLC
  • McKinsey & Company, Inc., Washington, D.C.

Contact Center

  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Digital Management LLC
  • HighPoint Digital, Inc.
  • ICF Incorporated LLC
  • McKinsey & Company, Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • Slalom, LLC

Customer Experience

  • Arc Aspicio LLC
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Guidehouse LLP
  • ICF Incorporated LLC
  • International Business Machines Corporation

Data Analytics

  • Guidehouse LLP
  • KPMG LLP
  • McKinsey & Company, Inc., Washington, D.C.

Information Security

  • Centennial Technologies Inc.
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Electrosoft Services, Inc.
  • Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • ICF Incorporated LLC
  • International Business Machines Corporation
  • KPMG LLP
  • McKinsey & Company, Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • MindPoint Group, LLC
  • ShorePoint, Inc.
  • Veris Group, LLC d/b/a Coalfire Federal

IT Infrastructure Optimization

  • Capgemini Government Solutions LLC
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Gartner, Inc.
  • Guidehouse LLP
  • ICF Incorporated LLC
  • International Business Machines Corporation
  • KPMG LLP
  • McKinsey & Company, Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • Systems Engineering Solutions Corporation