Groundswell wins $205M DIA human resource system contract / Alise Fox

This is the first of two awards the Defense Intelligence Agency plans to make for its larger human capital modernization effort.

Groundswell has won a 10-year, $205 million contract to help the Defense Intelligence Agency implement and roll out a new human capital management system.

DIA received six proposals in total for the contract that heavily emphasizes automation in what it wants, according to a Tuesday notice.

Solicitation documents released in August 2023 outline how DIA sought an original equipment manufacturer that can deliver and maintain the new system for the agency to use in its workforce development and management functions.

DIA cites some of the functional areas the new system will support as including talent acquisition and development, human capital strategy and policy, employee performance management, compensation and benefits, separation and retirement, and employee engagement and relations.

Groundswell's contract is for the OEM aspect of the agency's larger Human Capital Management System modernization initiative. The company is slated to begin the work on April 1, pending the debriefs and any protests thereafter.

DIA is in the process of putting together a separate contract to hire a systems integrator and collected responses over the summer for the draft solicitation. The timing for release of a final request for proposals is unknown.

Owned by the private equity firm Washington Harbour Partners, Groundswell centers its strategy and offerings around low-code/no-code application development and digital transformation.