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Maher Awarded GSA HCaTS Contract Schedule

Dec. 1, 2016

Neptune, NJ – Maher & Maher, the New Jersey and Washington, D.C.-based specialized training and talent development consulting firm, today announced the launch of their promotion of a new award of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Human Capital and Training Services (HCaTS) contract schedule.

A partnership between GSA and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was formed to address the need of providing the Federal government with human resource training and development, and human capital management services more efficiently and effectively using industry best practices.

According to GSA, HCaTS will provide tailored training and development, human capital strategy, and organizational performance improvement services to all federal agencies. The solution represents an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (MA-IDIQ) task order contract vehicle with a $11.5 billion ceiling. Maher is one of only 37 small business contracts awarded. 

workforceGSA will be responsible for contract administration, while OPM will be responsible for HCaTS program management. The period of performance for the contracts include an ordering period of 10.5 years (5-year base, one 5-year option period, and one 6-month option period), plus an additional 5-year period to allow for task order completion.

“For nearly thirty (30) years, both in government and in the private sector, we have been involved in helping clients solve their talent development challenges,” said Richard D. Maher, the Company’s President & CEO. “This award was very competitive and GSA was very selective … so we are very gratified to be among the small list of partners GSA and OPM deemed worthy of this award. The recent release by GSA allows us to begin promoting our services to Federal agencies and we are ramping up to introduce this exciting new vehicle to our clients and prospects with great anticipation!”

HCaTS will allow contract officers across the federal government to access expert help in training design and development, human capital consulting, and related services more easily. Standard labor categories and rates have already been negotiated, so agencies can get to the support they need much faster and more efficiently than ever before.

“We have been pioneers in our work – innovators – throughout our history,” continued Maher. “We did the first webinar in government and pioneered the virtual classroom for our private sector clients. We did the first online university in broadband communications and the first for the U.S. Department of Labor, as well. More recently, we’ve piloted the first ever Massive Open Online Classroom (MOOC) course for the Department of Labor, and have been helping our clients deploy Lean management and work to build more resilient cultures. HCaTS will accelerate our growth and make it easier for federal agencies to engage with us. We could not be more thrilled about this new GSA award!”

About Maher & Maher:

Maher & Maher is a specialized change management and talent development consulting firm based in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. The firm is U.S. Department of Labor’s national technical assistance provider supporting the Employment and Training Administration’s implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and a number of other priority initiatives of the administration that advance and promote the public workforce system. Maher is also currently involved in a number of sector strategy, regional planning, organizational strategic planning and training initiatives in multiple state and regional areas. For more information about our services, visit our website or call us at 1-888-90-Maher.