Octo Consulting Group, based in McLean, Va., announced Dec. 1 that the company has been awarded a fixed price per sprint agile development contract to support the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency‘s (NGA) IT Services Directorate.
“This type of contract structure allows NGA to see what it is paying for as progress is made, ensuring that the deliverables meet the needs of the agency and fulfill its mission requirements,” Octo CEO and founder Mehul Sanghani said. “We wouldn’t be surprised if more agencies look towards this approach moving forward as they seek ways to reduce wasteful spending and keep both agencies and contractors on the same page on critical projects.”
The “fixed price per sprint” is an innovative contract vehicle for the NGA’s AWP program and federal government as a whole. The contract emphasizes the purchase of development capacity instead of the typical delivery against finite, fixed requirements. This flexibility affords NGA greater efficiency, cost savings and ensures deliverables that meet mission requirements.
Valued at $34 million over five years, the contract provides software engineering, infrastructure, as well as operations and sustainment support to the NGA’s Agile Web Presence (AWP) program.
The AWP program develops and sustains NGA’s internal and external web presences including NGA’s .mil website as well as multiple websites on NGA’s unclassified and classified networks.