On March, 12, 2012, SBA doubled the small business size standard for our industry; therefore, GRA, Inc. is now classified as a small business. We are excited with this new status, and the opportunities this will bring. From 1998 to 2006, GRA was classified as a small business and we enjoyed the streamlined contracting procedures available to Federal agencies that chose small business contract providers.
We look forward once again to compete in the Federal marketplace as a small business. Whether classified as a small or large business, GRA continues to maintain the same level of performance by providing high quality, competitively-priced management and human resources consulting and training services. GRA is still listed under two GSA Federal Supply Schedules with contracts GS-22F-8084H (HR/EEO) and GS-23-8119H (MOBIS). Our services and price lists are available on our website and on the GSA Advantage website. For further information, please call us on 1-800-472-0959.
GRA is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Labor Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management recently awarded GRA a Department-wide five year blanket purchase agreement contract to provide Management Services under our GSA MOBIS schedule. GRA’s partner in this win and subsequent services to the DOL is FYI – For Your Information, Inc. of Calverton, Maryland. This BPA, valued at $102 million over five years, enables the GRA/FYI Team to provide a wide range of management support services to any DOL component.
GRA, Inc. was recently awarded a contract to provide position classification and staffing services to the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, one of the few agencies that has its headquarters outside the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, in Chicago, Illinois.
A total of 16 companies bid on this project, and GRA brought several strengths to this project, including the following:
- Our outstanding record of service
- The quality of our proposal
- A competitive price structure
- The quality of our associates
- Our past performance with the Railroad Retirement Board
- Our ability to provide local associates who live in the Chicago area
The contract is a multi-year contract that will extend through April 2014. Several current GRA associates with backgrounds in staffing and classification who are located in the Chicago area will be available for this effort.
The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is an independent agency in the executive branch of the Federal Government with over 1,000 employees. The RRB’s primary function is to administer comprehensive retirement-survivor and unemployment-sickness benefit programs for the nation’s railroad workers and their families, under the Railroad Retirement and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Acts.
GRA is the sub-contractor to Job Performance Systems (JPS) on a contract recently awarded under the OPM TMA vehicle. Under this contract, the JPS/GRA Team will support the DHS Office of Health Affairs during administration of the OPM Leadership 360 assessment, provide extensive group and individual executive/manager coaching, orchestrate a leadership speakers’ series, conduct a manager team retreat, and lead various team-building exercises. The contract is for one year.