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.

This award expands Summit’s role at the USDA and highlights Summit’s expertise in business process modernization using a data-driven, quantitatively rigorous approach.

“This is an exciting win for Summit,” said Jennifer Folsom, Summit’s Chief of Corporate Development. “The USDA BMO CoE opportunity allows us to be front and center at one of the most exciting places in Federal Government IT modernization. We’re proud to be working with Grant Thornton to support this USDA-GSA partnership.”

For more info on the GSA CoE Modernization effort, visit GSA will bring the CoE model to HUD next year.

The GSA-USDA CoE awards were covered by several news outlets:

  • GSA Opens IT Deals to New Services, Contractors (Law360)
  • GSA Issues Phase II Awards for USDA’s IT Modernization Centers of Excellence (
  • 12 Companies Tapped For Phase II of Agriculture’s Centers of Excellence Journey (Nextgov)
  • GSA Unveils 12 Awardees for USDA’s Centers of Excellence Phase II; Emily Murphy Quoted (GovConWire)
  • GSA makes Phase II awards on 'Centers of Excellence' IT modernization effort (Washington Technology)

Kate Lynch Machado, Director of Client Development

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