Under Contract

The Office of Personnel Management, which runs a philanthropic organization to which federal employees can donate called the Combined Federal Campaign, has awarded a total of nearly $37.9 million in contracts. The OPM outsources “outreach coordinator” positions, the subject of the contracts, that are responsible for “campaign marketing, event and activity Support” and “charity education” for employees. Business consulting firms and nonprofit marketing firms Kaptivate, Maguire-Maguire, Inc., Penngood, the Nolan Group and Tribal Tech all got a piece of the contract.


The State Department awarded a $532,000 contract to the Colombian company Constructora Marago to build a “police station in a box” for the Colombian National Police. It will support a program run by the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, within the State Department, focused on combating drug trafficking, among other things.


The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office within the Department of Homeland Security awarded a contract worth up to $525,000 to Senior Executive Results to provide “executive coaching.” About 15 senior officials are expected to participate, and the goal is “improved leadership, awareness of participant’s actions as a senior leader, and how the senior leader is being perceived by others.”


he Commerce Department’s Office of the Secretary is spending $82,000 to renew a contract aimed at preventing “phishing” hacks, which occur when hackers attempt to gain access to sensitive information through legitimate-looking emails. K2Share, a security management firm, won the contract to provide the training from PhishMe, which developed the training program that, among other things, “[conditions] employees to recognize and report threats.”


The Treasury Department awarded a $94,314 contract to Made Rite Bedding Company for dozens of mattresses and box springs. The beds are for the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C.


Contract information compiled from General Services Administration data and government press releases. Send announcements about government contracts to mwilson@thehill.com.