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VA Direct Access Program - Accenture Federal Services Analytics Virtual Information Session: Leveraging Commercial Best Practices in the Public Sector

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET Location: Virtual session powered by Cisco Webex

Virtual Session Recording: To access the session recording, please click the link below. The access password is: vMkRZt@3

Accenture Federal Services, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Direct Access Program, is conducting a virtual information session. Similar to a roundtable, during this session Accenture and a panel consisting of a VA Program Manager and Woman-Owned business will highlight the benefits and future of analytics in the government space, as well as Accenture’s collective Applied Intelligence capabilities.

Interested small businesses will have the opportunity to hear from a VA Program Office about the importance of analytics and how the analytics are being applied within the Department. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight about pursuing partnership conversations with Accenture regarding upcoming analytics opportunities in support of clients.

Company Opportunities

Accenture is seeking small businesses to prime and subcontract to clients for the following Business Sectors, Capabilities, Agencies, Contract Vehicles, Socio-economic classifications and NAICS codes as outlined below, as the company is seeking to partner with small businesses to support current and future opportunities within both Data Analytics and Applied Intelligence at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Business Sectors: Accenture Federal Services targets companies associated with the following business sectors:

· Defense, Security & Justice

· Federal Health

· Civil Government

· State & Local/Higher Education

· Commercial

Applicable NAICS: Accenture Federal Services targets companies that specialize in operations related to the following NAICS codes:

NAICS Description

541511 Custom Computer Programming Services

541512 Computer Systems Design Services

541513 Computer Facilities Management Services

541519 Other Computer Related Services

541611 Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services

541612 Human Resources Consulting Services

541613 Marketing Consulting Services

541614 Process, Physical Distribution, And Logistics Consulting Services

541618 Other Management Consulting Services

541620 Environmental Consulting Services

541690 Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services

Capabilities: The following trades are of interest to Accenture Federal Services:

· Artificial Intelligence

· Automation

· Data Science

· Analytics

· Robotic Process Automation

· Data Architecture

· Machine Learning

· Software-as-a-Service

· IT Agile and DevOps

· Healthcare/clinical

Agencies: Accenture Federal Services targets companies that have past performance or current operations with the following Federal agencies:

· Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

· U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

· United States Army

· Dept. of Health Human Services (HHS)

· General Services Administration (GSA)

· Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

· Department of Transportation (DOT)

· Small Business Administration (SBA)

· Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

· Defense Security Service (DSS)

· U.S. Department of Education

· U.S. Department of Energy

· United States Air Force

· United States Navy

Contract Vehicles: (Optional) Accenture Federal Services is interested in companies with current or past operations related to the following contract vehicles:


· STARS II 8(a)

· Alliant SB

· Alliant 2SB


· VETS 2

· GSA IT70

Desired Federal Socioeconomic Classifications: Accenture Federal Services encourages companies with the following federal socioeconomic classifications to participate in this opportunity:

· Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

· Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)

· 8 (a)

· Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)

· Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

· Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones)

· Alaska-Native Corporation (ANC)

Desired State & Local/Higher Education Socioeconomic Classifications:

Accenture Federal Services encourages companies with the following state & local/higher education socio-economic classifications to participate in this opportunity:

• SBE - Small Business Enterprise

• DBE - Disadvantage Business Enterprise

• SDBE - Small Disadvantage Business Enterprise

• MBE - Minority Business Enterprise

• WBE - Women Business Enterprise

• MWBE - Minority - Woman Business Enterprise

• GLBT - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender

If you have questions about the virtual event, please contact the Direct Access Program by e-mail at or by phone at 202-461-4694.

About Company

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network— Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, Accenture Federal Services, brings over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 8,700+ dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation\'s priorities in defense, intelligence, public safety, health, and civilian. We are a trusted partner to US Government on multiple, mission-critical transformational enterprise programs.


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