Services

Program Management and Strategy Support

Manage your IT investments with confidence.

In today’s environment of constrained budgets, you need rock-solid business cases to get the funding your IT investments deserve, and effective management to ensure that funding is well spent. BPS provides program management and strategic planning services to help you define and acquire innovative solutions to meet your mission and business needs.

Specific services include PMO support for concept development, business case definition, technical strategy definition, alternatives analysis, cost estimation & ROI calculation, capital planning, ATO preparation, project monitoring, and issue tracking. Our attention to detail combined with a firm grasp of the broader business and technical context helps ensure programs focus and follow-though on important items, large and small.

System Verification and Test

Deliver IT solutions with confidence.

Rest assured that your information systems are meeting business requirements and user expectations for functionality, performance, security, and accessibility. Our team provides agile yet rigorous test and verification services that work seamlessly with Agile/DevOps development processes to enable you to deliver quality systems at the speed of modern business.

Our experienced staff have the technical depth, automation tools, and Agile processes needed to perform test and verification efficiently and effectively. We work collaboratively with project teams to design high-value test cases, isolate and resolve issues, reduce uncertainty and move quality processes upstream to ensure smooth deployment of quality systems. Our test staff are also experienced developers, which strengthens and enhances our capabilities in automated testing of complex systems.

Independent Verification and Validation

Value-added assessments for major IT investments.

BPS offers IV&V services to provide Federal government clients with effective oversight of, and insight to, their most complex system development efforts. BPS’s approach combines traditional structured software testing with strategic assessments and recommendations to create a positive, collaborative atmosphere focused on success of the program.

Specific services offered include contractor deliverable assessment, development process verification, security assessment support, technical assessments, issue tracking, risk management, and acceptance testing.

Application Development and System Integration

​Practical and innovative solutions.

BPS builds enterprise web applications with the latest technologies to deliver innovative yet practical solutions for your business needs. BPS staff members combine expertise in both business processes and available technologies to help bridge the two in order to create effective solutions. BPS also provides systems integration services to help streamline business processes and improve organizational performance. BPS provides data mapping and middleware implementation services to weave independent applications into a single virtual system, eliminating duplicate data entry, improving data quality, and improving customer support.

Specific services offered include enterprise architecture definition, enterprise web application development, portal development, forms automation, XML schema development, workflow and business process automation, and system training.

Federal Capability Statement

Click to download a PDF version of our Federal Capability Statement.

Contract Vehicles

GSA IT Schedule 70 (GS-35F-0024R)

We are pleased to offer our services to government clients through our GSA IT Schedule 70 contract.  Our price list can be found at GSAAdvantage.gov under GS-35F-0024R, or click to download a PDF version: BPS GSA FSS Schedule Pricelist 2014-2019.
 
BPS delivers solutions on both a fixed-price and time-and-materials basis.  Our substantial experience and structured cost estimation approach ensures that projects are delivered within estimated budgets and schedules: in our seven year history, we have never exceeded the proposed cost on any contract.  

Technical Specialties

BPS provide experienced staff in the following technical specialties:

Program Management and Strategy Support

Functional Roles:

  • Program/Project Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • IT Strategist
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Systems Engineer
Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management

Functional Roles:

  • Project Manager / Technical Lead
  • Data Warehouse Architect
  • BI Application Developer
  • BI Report Developer
  • Dimensional Data Modeler
  • BI Analyst
  • ETL Programmer
  • Data Quality Analyst
  • Trainer
Independent Verification and Validation

Functional Roles:

  • IV&V Lead
  • QA Manager
  • Technical Assessment Specialist
  • Programmatic Assessment Specialist
  • Application Tester
  • Performance Test Engineer
Application Development and Systems Integration

Functional Roles:

  • Project Manager / Technical Lead
  • System Architect
  • Application Developer/ Programmer
  • Data Modeler
  • Business Analyst
  • Tester
  • Process/Documentation Specialist
  • Trainer

Labor Categories

The following labor categories define the level of expertise for the staff delivered under any technical specialty above.  This simple structure enables us to provide the appropriate level of expertise for any project across a wide range of technical specialties.  Degrees, where required, are in computer science, engineering, math, physics, or similar technical field related to the work performed.  Equivalent additional experience is any combination of relevant work and formal education totaling four years for a bachelors degree, six years for a masters, and eight years for a doctorate.  
 
Technical Director
  • Experience: Twenty years in a related field, including ten years in a management/lead position. 
  • Functional Responsibility:  Defines technical and business initiatives for programs and companies.  Possesses and applies recognized expertise in the field to provide leadership and guidance across multiple programs, or has primary responsibility for operations and performance of one or more business units.  Recognizes emerging needs and establishes goals and work priorities. 
  • Education: Masters degree in computer science, engineering, math, physics, or similar technical field related to the work performed, or equivalent additional experience.  Equivalent additional experience is any combination of relevant work and formal education totaling eight years.
Principal Consultant
  • Experience: Fifteen years in a related field, including five years in a management/lead position. 
  • Functional Responsibility:  Defines strategic solutions to important initiatives.  Works collaboratively with senior personnel across organizational units to achieve objectives.  Uses extensive experience and knowledge in the field to provide leadership and guidance across multiple projects.  Participates in the development of goals and develops effective strategies to meet them.  Has primary responsibility for technical, schedule, and cost performance on one or more projects. 
  • Education: Masters degree in computer science, engineering, math, physics, or similar technical field related to the work performed, or equivalent additional experience.  Equivalent additional experience is any combination of relevant work and formal education totaling six years.
Staff Consultant
  • Experience: Ten years in a related field, including three years in a management/lead position. 
  • Functional Responsibility:  Synthesizes and leads projects to achieve specified objectives.  Works directly with customers to define needs, develop solutions, and plan work.  Uses experience and knowledge in the field to formulate innovative and practical solutions.  Performs complex tasks without supervision, and typically supervises other project team members.  Has primary responsibility for technical, schedule, or cost performance for a project.  Implements critical portions of the overall solution. 
  • Education: Bachelors degree in computer science, engineering, math, physics, or similar technical field related to the work performed, or equivalent additional experience.  Equivalent additional experience is any combination of relevant work and formal education totaling four years.
Senior Consultant II
  • Experience: Eight years in a related field. 
  • Functional Responsibility:  Leads substantial tasks to achieve project objectives.  Works with project staff to refine needs, develop solutions, and plan work.  Performs complex tasks with minimal supervision, and occasionally provides oversight of other project team members.  Defines the solution framework/architecture and methods that are used by other team members.  Uses extensive knowledge of solution patterns, alternative tools, programming languages, and methods to synthesize innovative solutions to complex problems.  Has primary responsibility for delivery of a critical solution component. 
  • Education: Bachelors degree in computer science, engineering, math, physics, or similar technical field related to the work performed, or equivalent additional experience.  Equivalent additional experience is any combination of relevant work and formal education totaling four years.
Senior Consultant I
  • Experience: Five years in a related field. 
  • Functional Responsibility:  Leads activities to achieve task objectives.  Works as part of a project team to refine requirements and develop solutions.  Performs complex tasks with minimal guidance, and occasionally provides oversight of other project team members.  Uses specialized knowledge of contemporary tools, programming languages, or methods to implement portions of the overall solution. 
  • Education: Bachelors degree in computer science, engineering, math, physics, or similar technical field related to the work performed, or equivalent additional experience.  Equivalent additional experience is any combination of relevant work and formal education totaling four years.
Consultant
  • Experience: Two years in a related field. 
  • Functional Responsibility:  Works as part of a project team to design and implements components of the overall solution within a specified framework using knowledge of contemporary tools, programming languages and methods.  Performs complex tasks with some guidance. 
  • Education: Bachelors degree in computer science, engineering, math, physics, or similar technical field related to the work performed, or equivalent additional experience.  Equivalent additional experience is any combination of relevant work and formal education totaling four years.
Junior Consultant
  • Experience: None required. 
  • Functional Responsibility:  Implements solutions for well-defined portions of a project by applying general knowledge of technologies and applications.  Works as part of a project team to deliver solutions to customers.  Performs complex tasks with substantial supervision.
  • Education: Bachelors degree in computer science, engineering, math, physics, or similar technical field related to the work performed, or equivalent additional experience.  Equivalent additional experience is any combination of relevant work and formal education totaling four years.
Assistant Consultant
  • Experience:: None required. 
  • Functional Responsibility:  Supports the work of a project team to deliver solutions to customers.  Performs technical or administrative tasks under the direction of another team member.  Investigates specific technical issues, maintains project databases and edits project documentation.
  • Education: High school diploma or two years in a recognized technology magnet school program.

Department of Education (​EDCIO17A0025)

BPA for PMO IV&V related support for the Department of Education

BPS is partnered with Zip Zap IT Solutions to provide Project Management Support and Independent Verification and Validation Support Services to Program Offices at all stages of the system lifecycle throughout the Department of Education.