The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) executed the third option year for Chevo's Total Information Processing Support Services (TIPSS-4) contract, for Program Management Support services on the Electronic Fraud Detection System (EFDS) Program. Under this contract, Chevo provides Program/Project Management, Requirements Management, Systems Integration, and Risk and Issue Management services to the EFDS Program Office. Chevo is honored to continue our support of the IRS on this important program.
Community is important to Chevo; we are always striving to give back to the place we call "home" --Montgomery County-- through our local business needs and localized charitable giving.
And, we were very pleased to be nominated for this year's Montgomery County Small Business Award, presented through the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development. While we didn't win, we appreciate being in the company of many wonderful, community-engaged small businesses in our community, the opportunity to share information about our great, hard-working employees, and showing what makes Chevo a great member of this community.
Chevo Consulting, LLC (Chevo), a provider of Strategic, Portfolio, Project, and Financial Management consulting services, has been awarded the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Business Management Office (BMO) Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The SEC BMO IDIQ is a 5-year, $250M contract, providing business and project management professional services across all of SEC.
“Chevo is honored to be one of the 9 awardees of the SEC BMO contract vehicle. This win is a direct reflection of our outstanding customer service combined with a targeted expertise and focus on delivering Management Consulting services through seasoned and expert consultants,” stated Phil Sahady, President of Chevo. “This contract award, coupled with our prior GSA OASIS award, validates our leadership in the management consulting industry.”
Nine companies, four small and five large, were selected as prime contractors on this multiple award contract vehicle, from a large pool of competitors. They will be providing comprehensive Portfolio, Program, and Project Management; Requirement Management; Business Process Management; Strategic Planning; Capital Planning; Budget Cost Management, and other related management support services across 12 task areas for SEC Programs, Projects, Acquisitions, and Enterprise Service.
Chevo was once again pleased to sponsor the CPIC Conference; the eighth annual conference was held May 18-19th at the Washington Marriott in DC. Chevo is proud to have been a sponsor of this event every year since its inception, and we're glad to lend our expertise in shaping the success and maturity of this forum. Over the course of two days we met and spoke with fellow CPIC members and made great connections. Also, our own colleague and CPIC industry expert Cyndy Iwan (a past CPIC award winner), together with Janelle Moore and Lorri Leporatti, presented a session called "Reaching for the Stars --CPIC Survey Results and Opportunities."
Visit http://www.cpicforum.org/ for information about this year's conference, and for information regarding next year's!
For a fourth year in a row, Chevo Consulting, LLC (Chevo), a woman-owned small business providing management consulting services to the federal government, has been honored with the Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE). The Alliance recognizes the Washington, D.C. area’s best places to work; the Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval is a highly sought-after award and recognizes Chevo’s accomplishments in creating an outstanding workplace.
Award Specifics: The Workplace Excellence and Health & Wellness Trailblazer Awards highlight businesses that promote professional fulfillment and personal wellness at work, at home, and in the community.
From AWE: “All award recipients undergo a rigorous assessment process led by an independent review panel of business professional and master’s and Ph.D. level students in the fields of business, industrial and organizational psychology, human resources, environmental science, and public health.”
“Since our founding, Chevo has understood that our employees are the ones who reinforce our brand and exemplify our culture. They work with our clients day in and day out,” says Zaina Sahady, CEO of Chevo. “Thus, we do our best to provide an environment conducive to work-life balance, ensuring our employees are happy and able to convey that enthusiasm to our clients.”
The Alliance for Workplace Excellence will host its Annual Awards Luncheon on May 21, 2015, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.
The Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1999 by Montgomery County, MD and Discovery Communications. Over the past 16 years, AWE has been dedicated to empowering employers to build excellence in the workplace as a means of supporting the quality of life for employees, their families, and the community at-large. AWE is dedicated to increasing the number of excellent workplaces within the business community through education and recognition, as a means to enhance the quality of life of its citizens and empower economic growth. For more information, please visit http://www.excellentworkplace.org/.
For a second year in a row, Chevo’s President, Phil Sahady, donated his time and experience to support Junior Achievement (JA), a non-profit organization dedicated to educating students about financial literacy through programs taught by volunteers, at a local area school (this year's JA day was held March 18th). Using structured, JA-provided material tailored to middle school students, Mr. Sahady and other volunteers spent the day in classrooms teaching students about job occupations, credit and credit scores, insurance, and other critical fundamental financial and economic principles. In all, several hundred students took part in the program, which reaches millions of students across the nation.
Please visit Junior Achievement for more information about this wonderful organization.
Dan Rubenstein, a director of Financial Services at Chevo Consulting, spoke at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on March 10th, providing a webinar that covered Project Management Principles for Shared Service and reviewed how the Project Management Office's (PMO’s) understanding of key project management disciplines impact the success of these projects. The presentation was designed to give people a better understanding of the role and skills that a PMO brings to shared service projects.
Mr. Rubenstein specializes in project management associated with the modernization of federal financial accounting systems. He brings Chevo clients practical skills gained from over 20 years working in Financial Systems implementations and support. Over the past 3 years his focus has been helping agencies improve their financial operation through the use of Shared Services. His work at cabinet-level agencies includes providing pre-solicitation support, development of alternative analysis, discovery phase support, and operating financial systems in Shared Service environments.
Chevo Consulting, LLC (Chevo), a provider of Strategic, Portfolio, Project, and Financial Management consulting services, has been awarded a Contract Purchase Agreement (CPA) for Project Scheduling and Earned Value Management (EVM) support for the Department of Energy (DOE) by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). This 5-year CPA was issued via the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS), Small Business (SB) contract in Pool 1 by the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide support across SNL.
“Chevo is excited to provide our expertise in Project Scheduling and EVM to DOE and Sandia. This contract builds upon our history of delivering our award winning Scheduling and EVM services to other clients including the IRS, Treasury, DOL, and Navy,” stated Zaina Sahady, CEO of Chevo. “It provides us the ability to perform work within DOE, a new client.”
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) executed the second of three option years for Chevo's Total Information Processing Support Services (TIPSS-4) contract, for Program Management Support services on the Electronic Fraud Detection System (EFDS) Program. Under this contract, Chevo provides Program/Project Management, Requirements Management, Systems Integration, and Risk and Issue Management services to the EFDS Program Office. Chevo is honored to continue our support of the IRS on this important program.
Chevo was honored with a top award at the 7th Annual Federal CPIC Conference held in Washington, DC. Chevo’s Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs team, comprised of Cyndy Iwan and Kris Hassinger, have won the CPIC Innovative Approaches Award.
The annual conference, held August 25th and 26th at the Washington Marriott, brought together government and industry professionals to learn about Federal CPIC trends, regulatory compliance issues, best practices, and other topics. Of the 13 awards, Chevo obtained one of the highest awards presented to the consulting industry. Winners were nominated by clients and peers, based upon achievements in the CPIC field over the past year. The CPIC Forum Executive Steering Committee selected the award recipient for each category based upon the nomination that most highly satisfied the award criteria and had the greatest impact within the CPIC field.
Winners of the CPIC Alliance Award for Earned Value Management, Chevo’s IRS Customer Account Data Engine 2 (CADE 2) team implemented and customized their Schedule and EV Management (S&EVM) process to lead the program to better Earned Value Management. Taking a bottom-up approach, the Chevo team utilized their insight and lessons learned from various disciplines, including CPIC, portfolio management, schedule management, Earned Value Management (EVM), cost estimation, budgeting, and expenditure reporting to craft an S&EVM process to assist the IRS to improve management of the program and multiple contractors. Over the past few years,Chevo has refined and tailored its S&EVM process to fit the culture, embedded methodologies, standards, and legacy systems of the IRS. This process is utilized across four programs, including the IRS’ strategic top three: the Customer Account Data Engine (CADE), CADE 2, and Affordable Care Act (ACA) programs (the fourth is Enterprise Security Audit Trails (ESAT)).
“Industry recognition and validation is an honor, and a tribute, to the hard work and dedication shown by this team,” said Matt Rock, Account Manager to the CADE 2 team.