Small Business Set-Aside Will Continue
Agency’s Ongoing cloud transformation
Cynerge Consulting, a Michigan-based IT consultancy providing digital products and business solutions that improve operations, services, and delivery of enterprise software, announced it has been awarded with a one-year, $4 million contract with the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) Chief Information Office (CIO). Cynerge will provide cloud operations and maintenance (O&M) services for CIO datacenters as it continues a large-scale cloud migration and digital transformation. This effort includes managing, modernizing, and transforming hosting and application support services.
The contract was awarded as a small business set-aside, leveraging Cynerge’s position as a HUBZone-certified company. HUBZone is a Small Business Association (SBA) program that recognizes companies that operate and employ talent in Historically Under-utilized Business Zones (HUBZones). Each year, 3% of all federal spending is mandated to be spent with HUBZone firms. Cynerge is headquartered in downtown Pontiac, Mich. and more than 35% of its employees reside in HUBZones.
The contract represents Cynerge’s first prime contract opportunity with the federal government. The focus of the contract will be expanding a pilot program for cloud migration to include a portfolio of more than 80 applications with goals of increased frequency of deployments, improved resiliency and availability of services, reduced costs, and enhanced security.
“This award is a tremendous achievement on a couple levels,” said Cynerge Consulting Founder, President, and CEO Matt Russell. “First, this opportunity isn’t possible without our team and all the dedication and exceptional work they’ve been delivering on behalf of the Forest Service for more than a decade.
“As a team, we set a goal this year to earn our first prime contract. I’m proud to say we’ve met that goal. I’m proud, too, of our HUBZone participation and what an award like this means for not only our business, but for cities like Pontiac.”
Cynerge has been a longtime federal subcontractor, including the last 14+ years providing agile software development, cloud computing, IT asset management, and DevOps-oriented digital transformation services to the USFS. At more than $4 million in value, the contract represents substantial revenue and team growth for Cynerge, which will be aggressively recruiting and hiring in the coming weeks around cloud computing and enterprise IT operations.
Established in 1905, the USFS employs more than 42,000 people and is responsible for managing more than 193 million acres of the nation’s forests and grasslands. The CIO is the Information Technology (IT) support branch of the USFS, with OSD providing the agency’s IT infrastructure, including hosting support services and enterprise operations.
For more than 16 years, Cynerge has helped clients in the private and federal sectors design and develop digital products and business solutions that improve operations and services. From application development to IT asset management, cloud computing, and DevOps-oriented transformation, we help improve the speed and quality of delivering enterprise software.
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