May 9, 2018
ITP Participates in LANL-Sponsored
Statewide STEM Initiative
ITP Principal, Jack Jekowski, participated in a final meeting of the New Mexico STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiative, sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the LANL Foundation. The initiative, which is examining the feasibility of forming a statewide STEM Coalition, is the follow-on to work initially accomplished at a New Mexico Business Roundtable Summit on Education in November 2016 [see ITP What’s New November 14, 2016]. The meeting included a presentation by Dr. Peter Winograd that was commissioned by the LANL Foundation to look at various models across the U.S. of STEM Coalitions, as well as the unique aspects of New Mexico’s demographics and educational system. Enhancing the STEM content in both our Public Schools and Higher Education Institutions will be critical to the future success of New Mexico’s economy, and the importance of having an educated workforce for our National Laboratories and other high-technology industries cannot be over-emphasized. The LANL Foundation will create a final report on its recommendations, which will include the establishment of a coordinating entity in New Mexico to provide a strategic focus for STEM education..
May 5, 2018
ITP Awarded GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 00CORP contract, 47QRAA18D008Z
ITP was awarded a new 5-year GSA Professional Services Schedule (PSS) contract with three five-year option periods extending to May 4, 2038. Called a “Continuity Contract”, this vehicle will allow ITP to seamlessly continue to support federal agencies in a wide range of support services as a pre-qualified vendor. The Continuity Contract bridges the last option period from ITP’s previous GSA contract, GS-10F-0495, which is still in effect for all existing awards through March, 2023. All new proposals prepared by ITP, and subsequent awards will be under the new contract. All pricing, Special Item Numbers, labor categories and terms and conditions from our previous contract will carry over to the new contract, identifying ITP as a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) under the $15M SBA threshold..
May 4, 2018
ITP Participates with the New Mexico Coalition of Education Leaders (NMCEL) to Create a Vision for Public Education in New Mexico
ITP Principal Partner, Jack Jekowski, participated with a group of educational leaders from across New Mexico to create a vision for the future of Education that will be promulgated throughout the state. The vision forms the basis for the development of a long-range strategic plan that will be provided to the new Administration and Legislature after the fall elections. The results of this initial four-month effort, entitled “Shared Principles for an Effective Partnership to Transform the Education System in New Mexico “ was published in the NMCEL April/May newsletter (page 9). An executive summary of the vision can also be found here.
April 13, 2018
Sandia Technical Partners, LLC (STP)
Receives Signed Contract With
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
The National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS) executed a Subcontract with Sandia Technical Partners, LLC, a Joint Venture of four New Mexico-based small businesses. ITP is a member company of STP [see ITP What’s New February 7, 2017], and assisted in the successful transition of the SNL contract from Lockheed Martin to NTESS last year [see ITP What’s New April 30, 2017]. The new Subcontract is executed through April 30, 2022, with five, one-year options through April 30, 2027. ITP and the other STP member companies will begin working closely with SNL Leadership to identify tasks within a broad Scope of Work that can be performed by the member companies, which will assist the Laboratories in meeting their small business goals.
April 19 - 20, 2018
ITP Participates in Higher Education
ITP Principal Partner, Jack Jekowski, who is an appointed member of the Secretary of Higher Education’s Statewide Higher Education Master-plan Committee (SHEM) [see ITP What’s New July 28, 2017], was a participant in a special statewide Summit on higher education governance, which included experts from across the U.S. as well as over 100 participants from New Mexico’s Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Chaired by the New Mexico Secretary of Higher Education, Dr. Barbara Damron, the Summit included a convening on the second day to provide recommendations that the Secretary could employ for recommendations to the State Legislature and the Governor. New Mexico has 31 institutions of Higher Education with 21 governing boards and 10 advisory boards, and as a result of increased financial pressure on the statewide budget, improving efficiency is a critical issue for New Mexico’s HEIs.
April 10 - 11, 2018
ITP Participates in New Mexico First Town Hall
on Higher Education
ITP Principal Partner, Jack Jekowski, was a participant in the statewide Town Hall No. 42 on “Strengthening Higher Education and Tomorrow’s Workforce”. A summary of the Town Hall recommendations is available at http://nmfirst.org/legislative_updates/higher-education-town-hall-graduates-must-be-career-ready, and the final report with an implementation plan will be issued within the next two months. This Town Hall revisited the Higher Education system in New Mexico, reflecting on the changes that had occurred since the previous Higher Education Town Hall No. 35 in 2006, “Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Workforce: A Town Hall on Higher Education”, which included a scenario development facilitated by Mr. Jekowski to stimulate the strategic thinking of participants [see TH34-final-report]. Results from the Town Halls will be shared statewide and used to establish Legislative priorities to assist in the improvement of the State’s Higher Education system.
March - April , 2018
ITP Supports Development of Education and Workforce Legislative Platform for the
State Chamber of Commerce
ITP Principal Partner, Jack Jekowski, co-chairs the Association of Commerce and Industry’s (ACI) Education and Workforce Committee, participating during the period in the development of an Interim Legislative platform for the statewide Chamber, which represents over 1,000 businesses. That platform will be reviewed and approved at the annual meeting to be held in Ruidoso, NM at the end of June.
February 14, 2018
ITP Participates in New Mexico MESA Day
at the New Mexico Legislature
ITP Principal Partner, Jack Jekowski, was a participant at the annual New Mexico MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) Legislative Day at the New Mexico Legislature in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mr. Jekowski is a founding Board Member of the pre-college program, now in its 35th year in New Mexico, which continues to successfully support over 4,000 students a year across New Mexico in Middle and High Schools, helping to prepare them for college and careers in STEM disciplines. NM MESA primarily supports disadvantaged youth in rural areas of New Mexico. More than 100 students and Advisor-teachers were in attendance as students were recognized on the floor of the Legislature and key Administration officials participated in a recognition event in the Rotunda at the New Mexico Roundhouse. Students visited Legislators from their districts and thanked them for support of this long-standing program to promote STEM in New Mexico.
January 5, 2018
ITP Supports Successful Annual Meeting of the
INMM Southwest Professional Chapter in Santa Fe
ITP Principal Partner, Jack Jekowski, who is a Member-at-Large of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) Southwest Professional Chapter provided support for a successful annual dinner meeting in Santa Fe held at the Inn at Loretto. Jack was able to engage former State Representative John Heaton, who is the Chair of the Carlsbad Nuclear Task Force, as the keynote speaker. Mr. Heaton gave two presentations on the nuclear waste and storage activities in Southeastern New Mexico, including the Waste Isolation Pilot Plan (WIPP) and a new effort to create an Interim Nuclear Waste Storage Facility Northeast of the WIPP facility. Mr. Heaton covered regulatory and legislative issues as well as the technical aspects of those operations. Approximately 50 attendees from the National Labs and the private sector enjoyed the presentations and an evening of networking.
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!"