DOJ Awards Blanket Purchase Agreement to eMentum

November 29, 2007 – Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has entered into a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with eMentum, Inc., a business intelligence consultancy. The BPA streamlines the process under which the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) will continue to acquire expertise from eMentum for DOJ’s information technology program.

“eMentum is on the ground at DOJ in support of several critical enterprise-wide efforts related to secure identity management and communications,” said Carolyn Merek, eMentum CEO. “The government recognizes that to meet the rapidly evolving challenges of these IT programs, they need rapid access to trusted support. The BPA facilitates this.”

The Department of Justice estimates a $5M volume of purchases through its BPA with eMentum over the next four years.

DOJ’s OCIO has Federally mandated requirements to develop, establish, implement, sustain and monitor a viable Information Assurance (IA)/Information Technology Security (ITS) Program for both classified and secure-but-unclassified (SBU) IT systems and environments within the agency and its federated components. The OCIO is also tasked with providing support and services to component CIOs in the implementation of Federal laws, regulations, and policies related to secure identity management and communications.

eMentum supports the OCIO with knowledge and experience in a wide range of IT program areas, including enterprise architecture, business case development, project and program management and support, independent verification and validation, and information assurance. OCIO has relied on eMentum for staffing DOJ’s Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 project management office, public key infrastructure program, and other high visibility E-Government initiatives.

Under the BPA, DOJ will continue to purchase eMentum’s services using the firm’s General Services Administration (GSA) contracts:

  • Information Technology Services [Schedule 70 SIN 132-51]:
    Resources and facilities management, database planning and design, systems analysis and design, network services, programming, millennium conversion services, conversion and implementation support, network services project management, data/records management, subscriptions/publications (electronic media), and other services.
  • Consulting Services [MOBIS SIN 874.1] Expert advice, assistance, guidance or counseling in support of the agency’s mission- oriented business functions.
  • Program Integration and Project Management [MOBIS SIN 874.7] Management or integration of programs and projects to include, but not limited to program management, program oversight, project management and program integration of a limited duration.

“OCIO is making the long-term investments necessary to meet the challenges of implementing E-Government strategies and improving national security in the post-9/11 world,” said Merek. “This includes investing in long-term relationships with firms like eMentum that have a history of success at DOJ and know what it will take to meet the agency’s goals. An agreement like the BPA is recognition of eMentum’s continued commitment to the long-term success of the programs we support at Justice.”