The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Accenture Federal Services a $2 million, one-year contract to help the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) continue improving the system that tracks data critical to the nation’s meat and poultry food supply.
FSIS is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe and correctly labeled and packaged.
Accenture developed and first implemented the AssuranceNet system in 2005, helping the agency better record and share data, as well as standardize and streamline controls across the organization, focusing first on laws and regulations across the then-15 district offices. Since then, offices responsible for program evaluation, case management, violations of inspections laws and regulations across the then-15 district offices. Since then, offices responsible for program evaluation, case management, violations of inspections laws and the development of domestic food policy all have been integrated.
Enhancements under the new contract will enable FSIS to retire three legacy systems and consolidate all data into one, agency-wide enterprise solution.
Federal agencies are faced with the challenge of transforming and improving how they work in today’s challenging financial environment. Continued improvements will help FSIS drive operational efficiencies, improve performance, and help protect our nation’s critical food supply infrastructure,” said Ed Meehan, who leads Accenture Federal Services’ federal civilian agency portfolio.
Accenture Federal Services’ business serves every cabinet-level department and 20 of the largest federal organizations. The US federal portfolio spans across clients in civilian, defense, intelligence and public safety agencies.
Accenture’s work will focus on case management tracking and increased reporting efficiency to further streamline FSIS investigation, review and approval processes.
Contract Number: BPA AG-3A94-B-08-0009
Period of Performance: 9/29/2008 - 9/28/2013
Who is Eligible: USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS)
Vehicle Type: Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA)
Award Type: Single Award
Contracting Agency: USDA
Accenture Role: Prime
Task Order Types: Time & Materials, Firm Fixed Price