The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded the FDA On-Site Records and Information Management (RIM) contract (# HSHQDC-14-D-E2041) to BZ-JV, LLC, a Small Business Administration approved joint venture between BarnAllen Technologies, Inc. and Zimmerman Associates, Inc. (ZAI).
The On-Site RIM contract is a follow-on to the successful Document Control Rooms contract on which ZAI partnered for the past five years. The mission of the On‐Site RIM Project is to: (1) operate FDA’s DCCs, processing records material and information in direct support of FDA’s Reviewer community, managers, and administrators; (2) maintain the integrity and security of FDA’s records across the entire RM lifecycle; (3) support FDA’s RM initiatives to improve compliance; and (4) support FDA in achieving its business objectives.
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. 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.
BZ‐JV 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 July 2013. BarnAllen is 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 37 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 and distribution center operations for Government agencies.