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Sevatec part of $265M DHS modernization BPA

When we talked to Sevatec in November, they promised more wins were on the way and now seem to be delivering on that promise.

The company announced this week that they are one of four companies that have won a $265 million blanket purchase agreement with the Homeland Security Department’s office of the chief information officer. Awardees will compete for task orders to help the CIO’s office develop new software applications to improve the efficiency of DHS business units.

Work includes modernizing existing applications and moving them off of platforms that are no longer supported. Companies will bid to implement cloud-based enterprise shared services, migrate applications to a software-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service models, and deliver new mission capabilities via automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Other winners of the BPA known as ADaPTS are Booz Allen Hamilton, Blackstone and TechFlow.

“We’re thrilled to be part of DHS’s comprehensive digital transformation and for the opportunity to play a significant role in improving the department’s business effectiveness while strengthening security around DHS data and infrastructure,” Sevatec founder and CEO Sonny Kakar said in a statement.

In November, Kakar described Sevatec's strategy to win new work as a combination of patience and focus. He was specifically excited about the company’s win of the General Services Administration's COMET IT modernization vehicle but it was an approach they were applying to all new customers.

The approach relied on forging relationships and communications, not about making a sale.

“There was nothing about selling. It was all about sharing lessons learned,” Kakar said.

Sevatec is working with customers to announce other deals it has won, including one in the defense sector where it is targeting growth.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Jan 08, 2020 at 8:45 AM

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