BA-ZAI JV, LLC Awarded FDA CTP Data Support Services IDIQ Contract
The Food and Drug Administration (via the Federal Procurement Data System, or FPDS) recently announced the award of a $75 million, five-year contract to BA-ZAI JV, LLC to provide Data Support Services for the Center of Tobacco Products. BA-ZAI JV, LLC is a Small Business Administration approved joint venture between BarnAllen Technologies, Inc. and Zimmerman Associates, Inc. (ZAI).
The Data Support Services contract will support CTP’s Office of Compliance and Enforcement (OCE) by providing data collection, review, compilation, and analysis services to enable OCE staff to effectively focus attention on the decisions and actions required to enforce tobacco regulations.
The first task order under the IDIQ will be Receipt, Review, and Processing of Retailer Compliance Check Inspection Data and Associated Documents.
FDA protects public health by assuring foods (except for meat from livestock, poultry and some egg products which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture) are safe, wholesome, sanitary and properly labeled; ensuring human and veterinary drugs, and vaccines and other biological products and medical devices intended for human use are safe and effective; protecting the public from electronic product radiation; assuring cosmetics and dietary supplements are safe and properly labeled; regulating tobacco products; and advancing the public health by helping to speed product innovations. CTP, specifically, oversees implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, to include compliance and enforcement; policy, rulemaking, and guidance; public education; and research. FDA's responsibilities extend to the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and other U.S. territories and possessions.
About BA-ZAI JV
BA-ZAI JV, LLC is an 8(a) joint venture formed in compliance with SBA’s Mentor‐Protégé Program by partners BarnAllen Technologies, Inc. (BarnAllen) and Zimmerman Associates, Inc. (ZAI), and approved by the SBA in December 2015. BarnAllen is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, and a fast growing SBA-certified 8(a), Minority-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) providing professional services to both public and private sectors. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Rockville, MD, BarnAllen provides technical and management services to clients in the areas of records management, information technology, administrative support, and help desks/call center services. Headquartered in Northern Virginia, ZAI is an ISO 9001:2008 certified and CMMI Level 3 assessed company with 39 years of experience providing the Federal Government with a full range of library services, information management and technology services, including records management, systems integration, administrative support services, and the infusion of technology into document processing operations for Government agencies.