US Department of Transportation (DOT) Competitively Awards Acquisition Policy Support Contract to Working KnowledgeCSP

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The Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), Office of the Senior Procurement Executive (OSPE), competitively awarded a one year plus four option year contract for Acquisition Policy support to the team of Working KnowledgeCSP, Vysnova Partners, and Cadre Acquisition Group. The successful team comprises three Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). Cadre Acquisition Group is also a woman owned small business (WOSB). The principal consultants, Bill Kaplan (Working KnowledgeCSP), Dr. John Fallon (Vysnova), and Karen Bruce (Cadre) have over 80 years of combined Federal acquisition experience.

The primary effort is focused on supporting DOT’s acquisition policy development, implementation, and measurement efforts.  The major tasks will be driven by changes in the acquisition process, dollar thresholds for review, guidance from OFPP and other directives.

In addition, the team will support DOT acquisition and rule making processes as well as updating the Transportation Acquisition Regulations (TAR) and the Transportation Acquisition Manual (TAM).

About Working KnowledgeCSP

Working KnowledgeCSP (, a CVE verified service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) based in Great Falls, VA, is a knowledge management consulting company with an expanding profile in knowledge driven acquisition management solutions.  We operate internationally, within the public and private sectors, to help organizations "Create Value from their Knowledge."  Through our client co-delivery model, we provide practical, experience based knowledge management solutions and training from the simple to the complex.

Working KnowledgeCSP was founded in 2009 by Bill Kaplan, a 25 year Air Force veteran with over 40 years of public and private sector Federal acquisition management, procurement, and program management experience and 18 years of practical knowledge management experience.

About Vysnova Partners

Vysnova Partners Inc (Vysnova), ( based in Washington DC, is a unique, fast growing, firm that partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional and technical services on a worldwide basis. We provide a broad range of professional and institutional support services across multiple areas which include: Health Sector, Government Acquisition programs, Education and training and Program Management.

About Cadre Acquisition Group

Cadre Acquisition Group, LLC, ( based in Alexandria, VA, a service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) and SBA registered Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) concern, was founded in 2008 by Karen Bruce, a retired USAF contracting officer and former Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Professor of Contract Management. Cadre brings to its client’s great depth in acquisition expertise, acquisition experience, and proven performance across the acquisition spectrum.

Cadre has attained growing recognition as a premier provider of acquisition support services and professional development training and is routinely hand-selected by large and medium sized firms as key subcontractors and strategic teaming partners on complex acquisitions across the Federal government.  Cadre currently offers extensive services across three core competencies:  program/project management; acquisition and contracting management and support; and professional development and training.

Source: Working KnowledgeCSP

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