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Awarded Contract at NIH - Office of AIDS Research (OAR)

9/19/2017 – Team TISTA/Highrise has been awarded a $6.7MM contract to provide IT Systems and Application Development Support to the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR).  Our team is tasked with supporting the technical needs of the OAR staff, analyzing needs and requirements for application enhancements, providing technical support for the shared server environment, maintaining existing applications, and developing new applications and services to support ongoing applications migration effort.

Awarded Prime Contract at NIH - OD - DPCPSI – Dashboard (re-compete)

05/11/2017 - The Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), Office of the Director (OD), a component of the Office of Director (OD) within the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), has again acquired professional services from Highrise Consulting, Inc. to continue providing on-going technical support to the DPCPSI SharePoint portal

Awarded Prime Contract at NIH - OB - Office of AIDS Research (re-compete)

05/11/2017 - Highrise Consulting Inc. has again been awarded a contract to continue development and support of AIDS Budget System (ABSII) at the Office of AIDS Research (OAR). The original award to build this system was awarded to Highrise in 2013.

On a winning team with Leidos (Lockheed Martin) – NIH – ORWH Systems Support

03/28/2017 - The Office of Research in Women’s Health (ORWH) at Health and Human Services engaged Professional and Subject Matter Expertise services of Leidos, Inc (a former Lockheed Martin division), together with Highrise Consulting, Inc. to provide assessment of the existing ORWH SharePoint environment, migrate ORWH sites to SharePoint 2013, redesign the ORWH SharePoint site, enhance collaborative teamwork, and optimize workflow and document management.  The team works with client stakeholders and subject matter experts to identify business areas where SharePoint solutions would improve internal business processes.

On a winning team with SCG, Inc. – NIH – DPCPSI – Various Systems Support

Scientific Consulting Group, Inc., together with Highrise Consulting, Inc. was awarded multiple contracts to support the following:

05/11/2017 - Support the infrastructure, applications, and processes of the Office of AIDS Research (OAR). SCG/Highrise team is tasked with assessing the entire OAR application suite, consolidating functionality to improve efficiency, and retire obsolete systems. Additionally, contractor provides technical support for the server environment, maintains existing OAR applications, and develops new applications and services to streamline OAR operations.

04/19/2017 - Automate the process of generating the annual Trans-NIH Collaboration report to the US Congress. The report aggregates data on various types of projects (grants, contracts, IAAs, intramurals) awarded in response to a collaborative funding opportunity.

04/19/2017 - Implement a web-based portal that supports budgetary activities for projects that require funding from two or more sources.  The project requires contractor to assess existing systems that are used for co-funding purposes, perform a requirements gap analysis, design and develop the technical solution, and perform demonstrations of portals functionality to various offices within NIH

10/05/2016 – For Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) - design and develop the Strategic Plan Reporter (SPReporter). Using a dashboard layout, SPReporter provides visibility into grant delivery schedules, budgets, reports, publications, and advanced data analytics, which allows ORIP management to evaluate performance against the Strategic Plan.

Awarded a prime contract at Denali Commission  - COE Grant program Support and Services for the HHS/ACF Grants Center of Excellence (CoE) - GrantSolutions.gov

2/22/2016 - Highrise Consulting, Inc. was awarded a prime contract with the Denali Commission to provide information technology and grants management business services to support GrantSolutions.gov, a federal shared service provider managed by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in partnership with the Denali Commission.  The CoE delivers end-to-end grants management products and services to support over 1,200 grant programs administered across eight federal departments.  Its mission is to provide comprehensive and cost-effective grants management solutions for grantors, grantees, and the public.  Highrise Consulting, Inc. will provide services that span across all of the COE mission critical business areas including planning, grants policy, requirements analysis, design and development, operations, grants management services, user support, security compliance, and research and development.

Awarded a prime contract at NIH/eRA - Biomedical and Related Research Grant Application Support Services
12/15/2015 - Highrise Consulting, Inc. was awarded the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Electronic Research Administration (eRA) Biomedical and Related Research Grant Application Support Services prime contract encompassing Service Desk, Communication, Documentation, Account Management, Partner Engagement Support, Functional Testing and Training support areas. eRA systems provide applicants, grantees and federal staff the tools necessary for electronic processing of grants. Used by NIH, AHRQ, CDC, FDA, SAMHSA and the VA, the eRA Commons and IMPACII systems support the full grants life cycle from receipt to award to closeout. Highrise Consulting, Inc. is committed to eRA’s mission success and to delivering outstanding eRA customer support.

Awarded a Subcontract at HHS - EWITS System Support

12/01/2014 - Offspring Solutions, Inc. has awarded a Subcontract to Highrise Consulting, Inc. to assist in implementation and customization of the BizFlow workflows to support Department of Health and Human Services program to aggregate human resources data from its 40 physical locations into a single Enterprise Workflow and Information Tracking System (EWITS). EWITS aims to improve and consolidate the efforts various HHS organizations have made to track more than 20 human resource-related processes. HHS oversees eight operating agencies, representing more than 68,000 employees.   EWITS is based on an earlier, similar effort by the National Institutes of Health. That system, called the Workflow Information Tracking System (WITS), tracks when HR personnel receive and send information.

On a winning team with Leidos - NIH eRA Software Development

10/01/2014 - Leidos together with Highrise Consulting, Inc. have successfully re-competed and were again awarded a large Software Development contract for the eRA Program of the National Institutes of Health (era.nih.gov). The NIH eRA Program provides electronic systems support to manage the receipt, processing, review, award, and monitoring of billions of dollars' worth of research and non-research grants awarded annually. These grants are funded by NIH in support of the mission of improving human health.
Under the contract, Leidos, together with Highrise, will provide IT services necessary to support eRA in the development, maintenance, and implementation of systems that are designed to accommodate NIH and Department of Health and Human Services initiatives.  Our Team will also provide design and development services to the government for all eRA program modules throughout the software development lifecycle.  The end products shall be modules of production quality, which will enhance and integrate with the existing eRA modules and provide substantial new functionality.

Awarded Prime Contract at NIH - Office of Director - OPEP - ESA Application Support Services
09/29/2014 - The Office of Program Evaluation and Performance (OPEP), a component of the NIH DPCPSI, procured professional services from Highrise Consulting, Inc. to develop a software solution that automates DPCPSI OPEP business processes, including the functions associated with processing, review and tracking of ESA funding applications, The solution provides a single repository for storing historic records and supporting documentation, and facilitates achieving a higher degree of operational efficiency for the business unit.
Awarded Prime Contract at NIH - Office of Director - DPCPSI - IT Systems Support Services
09/28/2014 - The Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), Office of the Director (OD), a component of the Office of Director (OD) within the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), acquired professional services from Highrise Consulting, Inc. to develop a several modern software tools that optimize internal business processes and improve operational efficiency within the division.
The scope of the projects includes:
  • Implementation of the Animal Research Use reporting system
  • Implementation of the S10 Reports system
  • Providing on-going technical support to the DPCPSI SharePoint portal
Awarded Subcontract at HHS - Program Support Center - Payment Management System
05/15/2014 - Highrise Consulting has been engaged by the HHS Program Support Center (PSC) to provide software development services for the Payment Management System (PMS) under the DMI Prime contract. Highrise services include application development, database administration, configuration management, deployment management, and application testing.
Awarded Prime Contract at NIH - Office of Budget - Office of AIDS Research

09/18/2013 - Highrise Consulting Inc. has been awarded a contract to develop AIDS Budget System (ABSII) to replace legacy system currently in place at the Office of AIDS Research (OAR). The new system provides highly flexible database and UI controls structure to accommodate unique aspects of OAR’s budget process as they relate to annual shifts in scientific areas of emphasis and priorities. The ABSII allows for dynamic creation of columns and rows on the data collection screens for specific Fiscal Years but also preserves historic data in its present format, and makes it available for reporting, and comparison purposes. The system delivers significant improvements in the areas of User Account Management, Fiscal Year rollover and Reporting.

On a winning team with ICF - NIH eRA Systems Engineering

07/01/2013 - ICF International Corporation (www.icfi.com) together with Highrise Consulting, Inc. was again awarded a large Systems Engineering contract for the eRA Program of the National Institutes of Health (era.nih.gov). Under this contract, our Team will support eRA's services to NIH's institutes and centers in addition to some HHS agencies and operating divisions that fund extramural research, with onsite customer-focused service. Some of the activities include configuration management services, information technology architecture support, business and requirements analysis, functional and performance testing, software design and development support, and documentation and training support to help eRA maintain and continually improve the eRA enterprise. eRA, a NIH mission-critical system, supports the function of end-to-end grants administration for NIH and other federal granting components. The more than 30 complex systems that comprise eRA process more than 128,000 grant applications per year and administer more than 60,000 research and non-research grants totaling more than $30 billion annually. eRA is used by more than 170,000 federal staff and applicants at more than 24,000 institutions worldwide.

On a winning team with Master Key Consulting - NIH eRA USB Support
01/2012 - Highrise Consulting, Inc., together with our Prime - Master Key Consulting, was awarded National Institutes of Health (NIH), Electronic Research Administration (eRA) User Support Services contract encompassing Service Desk, Communication, Documentation, Account Management, and Functional Testing support areas. eRA systems provide applicants, grantees and federal staff the tools necessary for electronic processing of grants. Used by NIH, AHRQ, CDC, FDA, SAMHSA and the VA, the eRA Commons and IMPACII systems support the full grants life cycle from receipt to award to closeout. Master Key/Highrise Consulting Team is committed to eRA’s mission success and to delivering outstanding eRA customer support.
Awarded Prime Contract at NIH - Office of Budget - Budgetary Matters

09/2012 -  Highrise Consulting Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide ongoing technical support to the NIH Office of the Director Office of the Budget on the federal budgetary matters.  The support encompasses technical assistance with budgeting, modeling and review of financial models based on the needs identified by the OB management. Highrise Consulting Inc. assists NIH OB in budget formulation and execution, facilitates review of internal financial controls, identifies and implements process improvements. Our team prepares and delivers training to the OB budget staff, and provides other financial, budget, and technical services as needed.
Awarded Prime Contract at NIH - Office of Budget - NBUD
09/2012 - NIH Office of the Director Office of the Budget has partnered with Highrise Consulting Inc. on the development of the NIH Budget Database (NBUD) project. The goal of the project is to design and develop an IT system that facilitates OB staff in all major budget activities related to the NIH Budget Formulation, Presentation and Execution phases of the annual Federal budget cycle. NBUD is aimed to serve as an effective intelligence tool that will facilitate NIH’s reporting  to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) , the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) , the United States Congress and assist in preparation of materials for the President’s Budget publications. NBUD will replace manual processes, provide automated means for collecting budgetary data from the NIH Institutions and Centers, put in place validation mechanisms, consolidate and persist data into a centralized repository, and deliver robust reporting capabilities. The tool is mandated to ensure efficiency, improve productivity and foster compliance with the Federal Law, OMB and DHHS directives
On a winning team with TISTA Science and Technology Corporation

05/12/2012 - TISTA Science and Technology Corporation (along with Highrise Consulting, Inc., Team TISTA) is awarded a $23.4M prime contract for 5 years to provide IT Infrastructure Operational Support to the NIH's electronic Research Administration - eRA Program (era.nih.gov). For eRA, Team TISTA will provide information technology solutions in the development and maintenance of mission-critical systems which include: System Administration, Database Administration, Mid-Tier Administration, Operational & Network Security Administration, Architecture Support, Testing & Performance Support, Deployment Support, and Disaster Recovery & Continuity of Operations Support. eRA supports the Grants business process for over $30 Billion in research grants awarded annually by NIH and other grantor agencies to include: the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Food and Drug Administration (FDA); the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA); and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

Awarded prime contract at NIH - Office of Budget - RBET

04/16/2011 - Highrise Consulting provides information technology services necessary to support the National Institutes of Health - Office of Budget (OB) in the development, maintenance, enhancement and implementation of systems that are designed to accommodate NIH and DHHS initiatives.  The objective is to provide design and development services and ongoing system maintenance services to the Government for all OB Systems, particularly the RCDC Budget Estimating Tool (R-BET) throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC).  R-BET performs estimation, validation and compilation of RCDC categories’ spending projection inputs from Institutes and Centers (IC) based on RCDC actual funding data. In addition to R-BET support, Highrise Consulting staff is working on the development of two new tools that are aimed at automating the OB internal processes, they are: Mechanism Table Data Management Tool (MTDMT) and IC Allocation Model (ICAM).

On a winning team with A-TEK - NIH NIGMS Intranet

09/30/2009 - A-TEK, INC. (www.a-tek.net) together with Highrise Consulting, Inc. was awarded a Task Order under CIO-SP2i vehicle to perform requirements analysis of National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) intranet. This project calls for evaluation of the intranet needs of all Institute staff, evaluation of current intranet, proposing new solutions, and documenting detailed requirements.

On a winning team with SAIC - NIH eRA Software Development

10/30/2008 - Science Applications International Corporation (www.saic.com) together with Highrise Consulting, Inc. was awarded a large Software Development contract for the eRA Program of the National Institutes of Health (era.nih.gov). This project touches on all aspects of software development to help NIH build their internal and external facing systems that support NIH Extramural Grants management business processes.

On a winning team with ICF/Z-Tech - NIH eRA Systems Engineering

07/01/2008 - ICF/Z-Tech Corporation (www.icfi.com) together with Highrise Consulting, Inc. was awarded a large Systems Engineering contract for the eRA Program of the National Institutes of Health (era.nih.gov). This project touches on all aspects of software development life cycle to help NIH build their internal and external facing systems that support NIH Extramural Grants management business processes.

Partnered with ICF/Z-Tech Corporation

01/02/2007 - Highrise Consulting, Inc. is pleased to announce today that it has partnered with ICF/Z-Tech corporation (www.z-techcorp.com) to provide IT consulting services to IBM Integration Team within the eRA Program of the National Institutes of Health (www.nih.gov). This agreement is to participate in all aspects of the software development life cycle to help NIH build their internal and external facing systems that support NIH Extramural Grants Management business processes.

Incorporated

05/15/2006 - Incorporated in the state of Maryland.


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