(October 30, 2018) Business Performance Systems was awarded a contract with the U.S. Department of Education for the acquisition, implementation, and maintenance of the Correspondence Tracking System. For this effort, BPS will provide IT project management support to help the Executive Secretariat successfully navigate federal IT requirements and agency IT management processes. This includes coordinating all project activities, managing all lifecycle deliverables, supporting communications and collaboration with stakeholders in both the Exec Sec and the OCIO, supporting the security assessment and ATO process, and supporting software implementation and data migration.
(September 12, 2018) Business Performance Systems was awarded a task order with the U.S. Department of Education for operations, maintenance, and enhancement of the On-Line Application System (OLAS). For this effort, BPS provides periodic updates to meet new program requirements, supports the Department’s Lifecycle Management and continuous monitoring processes, and ensures compliance with federal security requirements. Under this award, BPS ensures that OLAS continues to meet the functionality, performance, availability, and security requirements of the Presidential Scholars Program, School Ambassador Fellowship Program, and Student Volunteer Internship Program.
(June 29, 2017) Business Performance Systems was awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) contract to provide the Department of Education with IT Program Management Office (PMO) support and Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services. This BPA enables ED programs and projects to quickly obtain expert services needed to help formulate and manage IT projects. BPS is teamed with ZipZap IT solutions as its hubzone partner.
(August 24, 2015) Business Performance Systems was awarded a five year contract to provide Program Technical Support services to the HHS/Grants.gov program. Under this contract, BPS provides a variety of technical services to the Grants.gov Program Management Office, including Independent Verification and Validation of system releases, technical analysis of important issues, life-cycle management, program/project management support, and assessment of promising technologies.
(March 3, 2014) Business Performance Systems was awarded a five-year contract to provide Performance Analysis Testing services to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. BPS will perform final performance testing and detailed analyisis on all releases of nearly 200 enterprise applications to help ensure that USPTO staff and public users always have access to critical information in a responsive and timely way.
(September 18, 2013) Business Performance Systems was awarded a task order with the U.S. Department of Education to support planning, acquisition, implementation, and verification of a new On-Line Application System (OLAS) for the Office of Communication and Outreach. For this effort, BPS supports concept development, analysis of alternatives, cost estimation, ROI calculation, system acquisition, and independent verification.
(June 29, 2012) Business Performance Systems was awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) contract to provide the Department of Education with IT Program Management Office (PMO) support and Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services. This BPA enables ED programs and projects to quickly obtain expert services needed to help formulate and manage IT projects.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act resulted in a surge of Federal grant activity, and consequently a surge in the load on the Grants.gov system. To help the Grants.gov program office prepare the system for this increased load, BPS provided detailed performance testing/analysis and made clear, concrete recommendations.
Although the system strained under loads early on, implementation of the recommendations significantly increased system capacity, and the system successfully handled the heaviest loads. BPS staff worked nights and weekends to test system enhancements off-hours to help minimize the impact to the user community while ensuring the stability, functionality, and performance of the system.
Our hats are off to the dedicated Federal staff and the system integration contractor staff who also put in many late hours…it was a great team effort and ultimately successful.