ROCKVILLE, MD. Maryland-based DSFederal, Inc. announced a major contract award to support HRSA grantees in their efforts to improve healthcare access and quality in underserved areas.
For this project, which has a total ceiling value of $35 million, DSFederal and its partners, ICF International, Cicatelli Associates, Inc., and Positive Outcomes, Inc., tapped more than 90 expert consultants to conduct research, analysis, and technical assistance site visits. These efforts will help HRSA improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and financial stability of grantees in order to more comprehensively meet the needs of underserved populations.
The award marks DSFederal’s first major contract in support of HRSA and stems from a meticulous effort to assemble an expansive group of public health experts, including analysts, clinicians, and statisticians who can be deployed on site visits in culturally diverse and geographically dispersed locations throughout the country. The need for the contract results largely from shifting health policy legislation, such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which will require responsive and thorough support to grantees to ensure their continued success and improvement. Additionally, it will require an increased capacity to tackle policy analysis and research reports. DSFederal is one of four awardees.
Said DSFederal CEO Sophia Parker, “This contract embodies DSFederal’s core mission: connecting the dots to improve the quality of life for the American people. We bring an unmatched ability to identify the brightest staff members to solve the government’s toughest challenges. With our HRSA Expert Assistance Team, or HEAT, a select group of eight senior consultants who bring a combined 75+ years of experience serving HRSA and its grantees, we have identified the best and brightest experts to deliver high-quality products and services. DSFederal is known for providing high-caliber technical assistance to a large number of grantees for agencies such as NIH, ACF, and DOT, a skill that will undoubtedly benefit HRSA on this project.”
About DSFederal: DSFederal is a woman-owned consulting firm that specializes in research support, enterprise IT solutions, business process improvement, and training for Federal government agencies. The company has received awards from the U.S. Small Business Administration (Top Woman-Owned Small Business), the Washington Business Journal (Top Small Technology Company), and SmartCEO (Cornerstone Award.) Clients include the Departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Transportation, Defense, and Agriculture, among others. Projects range from mobile app development to training solutions to customization of software and processes in support of multi-billion dollar efforts for HHS agencies. www.dsfederal.com