December 17, 2013 – The Volpe National Transportation Systems Center awarded a five-year Multiple Award Indefinite-Delivery/ Indefinite-Quantity (MA ID/IQ) Contract and concurrent task order to DIGITALiBiz, Incorporated (iBiz) entitled “8(a) Communications and Operations Research and Analysis (CORA) Support Services.” This MA IDIQ contract and task order, known as CORA Task Order 1, has a Not-to-Exceed value of $145 million. iBiz is one of only two companies awarded the CORA master contract by the Volpe Center.
Under CORA Task Order 1, iBiz will provide onsite services in the ORA areas of Systems Analysis and Policy Impacts; Industry Analysis; System Operational Performance; Technological Advances; Strategic Framework; Program Evaluation; and Engineering Support. Under Task Order 1, iBiz will also provide onsite CORA support services in the Communications areas of Writing and Editing; Graphics; Web Design and Development; Communications Strategy Development and Stakeholder Engagement; Conference Planning and Logistics; Financial and Administrative Program Support; and Printing and Production Support.
“This is a very significant new contract win for iBiz,” said Mike Wu, iBiz President and CEO. “We are absolutely thrilled to have an opportunity to support the Volpe Center’s mission of helping the transportation community improve by anticipating and addressing emerging issues and advancing technical, operational, and institutional innovations across all modes,” continued Wu.
The iBiz team includes two primary partners: Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT) and ICF International.
“Our team has just recently finalized the transition and are now moving full steam ahead,” said Wu. “Over the last several weeks, our subject matter experts have been working closely with all stakeholders including the Volpe Center government officials and the incumbent contractor to minimize disruption to current work while preparing to support new projects and challenges presented as a result of the ever-changing needs of the nation’s transportation system.”
About the Volpe Center
The Volpe Center is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration. The Volpe Center is a unique federal agency that is 100 percent funded by sponsor projects. The Volpe Center partners with public and private organizations to assess the needs of the transportation community, evaluate research and development endeavors, assist in the deployment of state-of-the-art transportation technologies, and inform decision- and policy-making through our comprehensive analyses.