Company Announcements

Summit wins Dept. of Education transformation services BPA award

July 11, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) – Summit Consulting (Summit), along with its analytics partner Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, announced today their latest win: a $50 million Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) Award for Transformation Support Services with the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

Summit Consulting Receives the ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Summit Consulting is excited to announce that DNV GL – Business Assurance has officially issued us its ISO 9001:2015 certification. This certification solidifies our dedication to quality management and customer satisfaction for our data analytics and quantitative management consulting services. We look forward to demonstrating these priorities in our current and future projects, as well as continuously elevating and improving our processes.

Thank you to the ISO 9001:2015 team, Antoinette Merrill, Olivia Hebner, and Laura Hoesly, and the entire Summit staff for their contributions to this effort!


DOL Publishes Summit's Analysis of Benefit Plan Auditors

In February 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a new Summit’s report: “An Analysis of Benefit Plan Auditors.”

This report presents findings from a trend analysis of CPA selection and switching behavior over time through examination of Form 5500 filing data and audit reviews conducted by EBSA between Plan Years 2011 and 2015. 

Evidence suggests that the population of CPAs is changing and that the more benefit plan audits a CPA firm performs, the more likely that auditor is to stay in the market. These findings may benefit plan CPA population may be helpful for informing future outreach, monitoring, and research efforts by EBSA.

DOL Publishes Summit's Analysis of Return-to-Work Outcomes


In January 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a new Summit’s report: “Return-to-Work Outcomes for Federal Employees in the Office of Worker's Compensation Disability Management Program.”

Summit Wins DOL ADRA

October 2018 (Washington, D.C.) – Summit Consulting (Summit) is proud to announce our latest win: a five-year Administrative Data Research and Analysis (ADRA) Project with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Chief Evaluation Office (CEO). The purpose of this contract is to analyze administrative datasets from various agencies within DOL to answer programmatic research questions. This will be Summit’s third iteration of the ADRA contract to support CEO and other DOL agenciesThis new ADRA projectallows Summit to continue using data analytics to help DOL support workers, job seekers, and retirees. Previously published reports under this contract, as well as other projects funded by DOL CEO, can be found on DOL CEO’s website https://www.dol.gov/asp/evaluation/CompletedStudies.htm 

With this award, we bring a new partner to complement our team’s strong analytical skillset. Mathematica Policy Research (Mathematica), who also previously held its own ADRA contract, bolsters our team with seasoned staff from its Employment Research practice https://www.mathematica-mpr.com/our-focus-areas/employment.  

Summit’s health and employment director, Oswaldo Urdapilleta, Ph.D., states,“We are honored that CEO continues to trust our team with projects that answer the challenging research questions posed by agencies using their existing administrative data. We look forward to using our partnership with Mathematica to solve new data challenges and continue to contribute to the evidence-based culture that CEO has fostered within the Department.” Manager Heather Brotsos adds, “We look forward to applying our deep and broad knowledge of DOL’s administrative datasets to answer new questions and inform critical policy decisions.” 

Summit Attends 2018 Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Conference in Chicago

October 2018 (Washington, DC) – Summit’s mission-oriented finance team will attend the 2018 Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Conference October 8-11 in Chicago, IL. OFN is a coalition of mission-oriented lenders who gather to discuss best practices and innovative techniques. They work hard to improve the lives of the poorest Americans by lending where conventional lenders are reluctant to invest.

Summit Wins $4.2M Contract for GSA-USDA Business Modernization Support Services

October 2018 (Washington, D.C.) – Summit Consulting (Summit) is proud to announce another new win: a GSA-USDA Business Modernization Office (BMO) Centers of Excellence (CoE) opportunity worth $4.2M over two years. Summit (prime) will partner with Grant Thornton.

Summit Continues to Support the CDFI Fund Bond Guarantee Program

October 2018 (Washington, DC) – Summit Consulting (Summit) is proud to announce that it has won an additional task order for the CDFI Fund Bond Guarantee Program (BGP). With this task order, Summit will continue to support portfolio monitoring and credit risk management efforts. Our team will also continue development of previously delivered analytical tools, which are used by every business unit in the BGP.

Summit, in Partnership with Grant Thornton, Wins USDA Financial Management BPA

October 2018 (Washington, D.C.) – Summit Consulting (Summit) is proud to announce our latest win: a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to provide financial support services to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) with our teaming partner Grant Thornton.

SEC Awards 3 QRADS Contracts to DAS-Summit Team

September 2018 (Washington, D.C.) – Summit Consulting (Summit) is proud to announce their selection into three different contract channels at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Quantitative Research Analytical Data Support (QRADS) initiatives. With our partner DAS, Summit will support SEC in conducting external research, developing analytical tools, and designing reports and analytics.