Octo Consulting Group, a provider of technology and IT consulting, announced Friday that it was awarded two contracts worth up to $29 million to provide management consulting and systems architecture and engineering services to the Office of the Chief Information Officer.
The U.S. Agency for International Development awarded the contracts to the group, which provides technology and management consulting services that enable the federal government to be more agile, cost-effective and efficient.
“Octo is honored to have been selected by USAID to be a partner in furthering the agency’s comprehensive foreign policy humanitarian initiatives,“ said Mehul Sanghani, chief executive officer of Octo Consulting Group. “These contracts leverage our engineering and architecture expertise, augmented by extensive past performance, to implement critical IT solutions for the agency here in the continental United States and at USAID missions throughout the world.”
The contracts significantly extend Octo’s presence in the national security sector and will be crucial in assisting USAID to meet its cross-cutting mission and technology initiatives, the company said. Octo earned a five-year, full and open contract at $24.9 million to support key USAID engineering and architecture initiatives such as intranet modernization, internet modernization (USAID.gov), IPv6, enterprise disaster recovery, wireless and multi-cast capabilities.
The programs are essential to the agency as it moves toward standardizing IT initiatives, according to a company press release.
The group was also awarded a five-year contract worth $3.9 million, under the 8(a) small business set-aside program, to provide management consulting and create processes to ensure that USAID meets Federal Information Security Management Act requirements, which guarantee the security of the agency’s IT systems.
The contacts represent a milestone for Octo Consulting Group, based in McLean, and will be its first prime engagement with USAID.
According to Octo Consulting Group, the combined contracts contribute to the agency’s ability to meet the IT needs of its employees, programs and operations and is responsible for furthering the United States foreign policy humanitarian mission.