January 1, 2018
ITP Remains a Veteran-Owned Small Business
in SAM.gov Under $15M NAICS Codes,
and Looks Forward to an Exciting New Year in 2018
ITP’s small business status remained under the $15M threshold for the SBA’s NAICS codes for 2018. This status, which will be valid for all of 2018, will allow ITP to continue pursue Prime government setaside contracts for small business in those areas of its core expertise. As a result, ITP anticipates another “banner year” for 2018."
November 7, 2017
ITP Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of its Founding
ITP celebrated the 20th anniversary of its founding in 1997. During this period ITP has provided over $100M in support to U.S. National Security programs, with a focus on support to DOE, the NNSA, the National Laboratories and other Management and Operating (M&O) contractors. ITP’s reputation for successful contract performance has created an environment in which our services are sought out by other contractors as a teaming partner, and directly from the large Prime contractors as well as federal organizations for the specialized work we can provide.
November 6, 2017
ITP Principal Partner Attends National Science Foundation EPSCoR Conference
ITP Principal Partner, Jack Jekowski, who co-chairs the New Mexico Established Program for Competitive Research Statewide Advisory Committee (NM EPSCoR), attended the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) national conference in Missoula, Montana. With a thematic focus of engaging indigenous groups, the conference was an intense two days of presentations and workshops with more than 200 university researchers from across the U.S. and its Territories. New Mexico is in the final year of its current five-year research project entitled Energize New Mexico, and has submitted a proposal for another five-year, $20M grant to NSF to perform basic research on electric grid infrastructure with respect to the dramatic increase in renewable energy (including nuclear), called the SMART (Sustainable, Modular, Adaptive, Resilient and Transactive) Grid Center proposal. The information obtained during this workshop will assist the New Mexico EPSCoR team in the development of the New Mexico Science & Technology Plan by implementation of strategies to be more inclusive of the State’s 19 Indian Pueblos, three Apache Tribes, and the Navajo Nation.
November 1, 2017
ITP Successfully Re-competes the NNSA TEPS BPA
ITP, as an integrated CTA Team Member on the MELEMAX Team, was re-awarded a five-year extension for its TEPS BPA contract (see whatsnew-november-2-2012).
This BPA has a 5-year period of performance through October 31, 2022, and an initial ceiling of $300 million. The scope of work covers a range of support services areas, including:
- Program Management Support
- Nuclear Engineering Subject Matter Expertise & Analytical Support
- Training Support
- Security Management Support
- Weapons Data Access System Programmatic Support
- Emergency Operations (Domestic & International) Support
- Aviation Operations Support
- Nuclear Nonproliferation
- Environmental Management
The BPA may be used by all offices within the Department of Energy and NNSA. MELEMAX is comprised of select companies with a proven record of quality performance and dedication at the DOE/NNSA. As an integrated CTA small business Team Member, ITP will be eligible to prime new Task Orders as they are released.
October 20, 2017
ITP Makes Presentation to North Central New Mexico Economic Development District Board
ITP Principal Partner, Jack Jekowski, made a presentation to the North Central New Mexico Economic Development District Board (NCNMEDD), comprised of elected officials and Legislators from across Northern New Mexico, on the developments associated with the solicitation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory contract. ITP provided background information on the DOE, the NNSA, the National Laboratory System, and unique issues associated with the Draft RFP that was issued by NNSA for the competition of the LANL contract. Click here for the full agenda of that Board Meeting. One of the handouts provided by ITP was a map of the NNSA Laboratories with a description of the operating contractors at each location.
October 1, 2017
ITP Awarded New Contract to Support
NNSA Quality Assessment Program
ITP was awarded a five-year contract under the original TEPS BPA Award as a Prime contractor to support NNSA Headquarters NA-MB 1.2 in the conduct of support activities and assessment of federal quality programs being implemented under DOE O 414.1D and NAP-26B. This contract fits perfectly within the expertise of ITP developed over the past 20 years, and is an indicator that NNSA continues to pursue organizational excellence through the adoption of international standards, including ISO.
September 20, 2017
GSA Awards Additional Five-Year Extension
ITP for PSS Schedule
ITP was awarded the final five-year extension for its GSA PSS Schedule, GS-10F-0495M. ITP is a Veteran Owned Small Business for this award (under $15M), which recently was modified to include LOGWORLD (logistics support) Special Item Numbers (SINs) in addition to the original MOBIS SINs. ITP’s contract has a six-month extension clause, which will allow the contract to run through March 29, 2023. ITP qualifies for a Continuous Contract under the GSA Contract Continuity Initiative, and will apply shortly for a new, overlapping GSA Schedule contract that will allow it to successfully compete for Blanket Purchase Agreements within the federal government with no lapse in qualification.
August 29, 2017
ITP Participates in New Mexico STEM Initiative
ITP Principal Jack Jekowski is a participant in a new State-Wide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative being led by Los Alamos National Laboratory, the LANL Foundation, NM EPSCoR, the New Mexico Technology Council, NM First and other entities. This initiative’s goal is to provide a single focus in New Mexico for STEM activities, and prepare a master plan for our educational system to ensure that New Mexico students are prepared for 21st Century careers.
August 11, 2017
ITP Principal Partner Provides Testimony to the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board on Upcoming Competition for LANL Contract
ITP Principal Jack Jekowski was asked to provide an updated briefing to the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities on events surrounding the planned recompetition of the Los Alamos National Laboratory contract. The Hearing was covered by multiple media outlets and focused on the implications of language in the recently released Draft RFP with respect to community engagement and support. Articles in the Los Alamos Daily Post and the Los Alamos Monitor provided an excellent synopsis of the issues discussed.
July 28, 2017
ITP Principal Partner Participates in New Mexico Statewide Higher Education Master-plan (NM SHEM) Committee to Examine Governance Models
ITP Principal Partner, Jack Jekowski, continues to work with public and private sector leaders in the development of a long range plan for Higher Education in New Mexico (whatsnew-archive-popup-december-16-2016).
As a result of a Senate Joint Memorial passed in the 2017 Legislature (SJM 8), the Committee is focusing its efforts this year on the Governance structure of Higher Education in New Mexico, benchmarking the unique model it is using against other states to identify opportunities for improved efficiencies and collaborations. The Committee is Chaired by the Secretary of Higher Education, Dr. Babara Damron, and includes Presidents and other high-level management from Universities and Colleges across New Mexico, Public Sector policy makers and Legislators, and private sector representatives. Jack Is representing the Association of Commerce and Industry, the state Chamber of Commerce, in these meetings.
July 18, 2017
ITP Successfully Recompetes For TEPS BPA
ITP has been notified by its Prime, MELE, Inc. that the MELEMAX team, on which ITP is a Veteran Owned Small Business, integrated CTA Team Member, has been awarded a five year follow-on contract to the Technical, Engineering and Programmatic Support Services (TEPS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) (whatsnew-archive-popup-november-2-2012)
. The new contract will start November 1, 2017 and end October 31, 2022, and has an upper limit of $400M in anticipated Task Orders.
ITP Recognized as a Sustaining Member of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management for the Seventh Year
ITP was recognized as a Sustaining Member of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management at the Annual Meeting of the INMM held in Indian Wells, California. ITP Principal Partner, Jack Jekowski is a Senior Member of the Institute and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. He is the contributing editor to the Journal of Nuclear Materials Management (JNMM), writing a column each quarter entitled “Taking the Long View in a Time of Great Uncertainty”. See this Link on the INMM public-facing website for some sample columns.
June 24, 2017
ITP Principal Partner Recognized for Support to Science and Math Education Initiatives
ITP Principal Partner, Jack Jekowski, was given a special recognition plaque by the Coalition of Science and Math Education during their annual meeting held at the University of New Mexico. Jack has been a Board member of the CESE for many years, and has worked with the organization to improve the quality of science and math education in New Mexico public schools.
The plaque is inscribed:
|Jack, you have been a tireless contributor to CESE since the organization’s earliest days. Your efforts to help those in New Mexico’s business community understand the complexities and realities of education and the difficulties involved in education reform have positively touched thousands of lives. Your colleagues in CESE recognize and honor your dedication and initiative, will forever be grateful for the example you have set, and cherish your friendship.
June 7, 2017
ITP Recognized by New Mexico Flying 40 as One of the Top Technology Companies in the State
ITP was recognized again this year, for the sixth year in a row, as one of the top Technology companies in New Mexico. A special recognition event was held this year at the ABQ Bio Park, where all the awardees enjoyed an early evening buffet and ceremony. See the link in the Albuquerque Journal for more information.
May 27, 2017
ITP Coordinates Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group (EMISIG) Conference
As part a support effort to the NNSA NA-40 (Emergency Operations) and NA-80 (Counterrorism and Counterproliferation) organizations, ITP personnel, led by ITP’s Corporate Training Director, Paul Stoudenmire, prepared and provided all presentation equipment, facilities, supplies and materials necessary to organize, manage, facilitate, support and conduct the 2017 EMI SIG Annual Meeting at the Tuscany Suites and Casino at Las Vegas, NV May 20 – 26, 2017. ITP is a CTA Team Member on this TEPS contract supporting a wide range of operational support activities across the nation for Emergency Management, and response to nuclear incidents. This contract is a follow-on effort that grew out of ITP’s support of the NA-40 Emergency Operations Training Academy (whatsnew-archive-popup-august-1-2012), under a new Prime contract with Project Enhancement Corporation (PEC) (whatsnew-archive-popup-june-22-2016).
May 9, 2017
ITP Approved as a Small Business CTA Team Member on NNSA MOA BPA
ITP has been approved by NNSA to become a full integrated Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA) Team Member on the Longenecker & Associates (L&A) Master Blanket Purchase Order (BPA), Management, Organizational and Administrative (MOA) Support contract. As such, ITP will be able to bid as a Prime contract lead for Task Orders that are released under this contracting vehicle. There are two more years left on the Master contract, through January, 2019, during which ITP anticipates to participate as the lead on several proposals. The contract has an upper limit of $250M. Previously, ITP was a named subcontractor on the L&A MOA BPA.
April 30 , 2017
ITP Successfully Completes Sandia National Laboratories Transition Effort
ITP successfully completed a major effort to support the transition of Sandia National Laboratories to the incoming Management contractor, National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS) (see What’s New, February 7, 2017). The 14 week effort required ITP to provide over 25 Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in nuclear security programs to perform due-diligence across the Labs, and assist with the preparation of the final Transition Readiness Review (TRR) report and presentation to NNSA at the end of April. ITP received high praise from the incoming contractor for its efforts, and is looking forward to an on-going relationship as an integrated subcontractor under the new management team.
February 7, 2017
As a Member of Sandia Technical Partners, LLC (STP), ITP Will Support the National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS) for the Management and Operations of Sandia National Laboratories
ITP is pleased to announce its membership in the Joint Venture, Sandia Technical Partners, LLC (STP), formed to assist National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (NTESS), the new Management and Operating (M&O) contractor selected to operate Sandia National Laboratories.
In a News Release on Friday, February 7, 2017, STP (http://www.sandiatechnicalpartners.com) provided details of the newly formed Joint Venture, and the other member companies which are all small New Mexico Businesses. STP will assist NTESS in the expansion of small business contracting, with a special emphasis on New Mexico companies. STP is also assisting NTESS in the four-month Transition of the contract from the incumbent, Lockheed Martin, which will be complete on April 30, 2017, and lead to an official contract start of May 1st.
This opportunity will assist ITP in the successful implementation of its strategy to become more fully integrated in the vital national security operations of the U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise, and directly aligns with ITP’s capabilities and past performance.
January 1, 2017
ITP Registers as a Veteran-Owned Small Business in SAM.gov Under $15M NAICS codes,
and Looks Forward to an Exciting New Year in 2017
Because of contractual changes with one of our primary customers in 2015, resulting in significantly less subcontracting pass-through revenue, ITP’s three-year revenue average dropped below $15M in 2016, allowing it to register on January 1, 2017 as a Small Business (Veteran-owned) under the $15M NAICS codes in SAM.gov. This status, which will be valid for all of 2017, will allow ITP to pursue Prime government setaside (for small business) contracts in those areas of its core expertise. As a result, ITP anticipates a “banner year” for 2017…..stay tuned!"