Octo Consulting Group has been awarded a $20 million blanket purchase agreement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The company will help CMS continue its efforts to pursue agile methodologies.
Through the BPA, Octo will work with CMS leadership to establish enterprise-level guidance and transform enterprise processes. Octo will work directly with CMS programs to support adoption of agile processes and delivery.
Octo was also awarded a $1.5 million task order under the BPA, to provide enterprise-level coaching, transform enterprise process and policies, develop and deliver training, and provide hands-on agile coaching for CMS programs. The overall BPA has a 5-year performance period.
Octo has already supported CMS efforts to streamline its business processes and leverage agile approaches.
In the past year, Octo helped the agency launch a center for enterprise agility, built up a library of foundational agile resources and developed an agile immersion course. Those efforts laid the groundwork for agencywide agile adoption, Octo said.
“We’re honored that our work over the past year has given the agency the needed foundation to drive its modernization and transformation objectives,” Octo Executive Vice President Jay Shah said. “We have seen the impact that CEA has already had in developing, enhancing, and sharing scalable and reusable agile practices and we’re committed to continuing to help CMS drive agile throughout the entire agency as well as critical programs like the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act.”
Octo previously implemented agile centers of excellence at the U.S. Patent and Trade Office and Centers for Disease Control. The company also helped implement agile at the National Institute of Health, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.