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.

Task orders under this BPA enable USDA to procure a wide range of financial services in which Summit has expertise, including grant management, financial reporting and analysisand fiscal operations such as budget formulation and execution and credit re-estimates and modeling. In combining our services with Grant Thornton’s, we build upon our financial management work at USDA’s Farm Service Agency, Foreign Agriculture Service, and Rural Development to bring our blend of client service, mission knowledge, and quantitative proficiency to other USDA entities.  

Summit Senior Manager Sandy Vicente adds, “We are delighted that USDA has chosen the Grant Thornton-Summit Team as a trusted and reliable partner. USDA has been a client of Summit’s since 2007, when we were an 8(a) firm, and we are proud that we have evolved and expanded our services to support an ever-wider range of USDA’s financial management needs.”

About Summit

Summit is a specialized analytics advisory firm that guides federal agencies, financial institutions, and litigators as they strive to understand their most complex analytical challenges. Summit’s staff of economists, econometricians, and research scientists use quantitative techniques to assist our clients as they model risk, evaluate program performance, and predict future performance.
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