Four awarded Social Security Administration (SSA) Research & Evaluation BPAs

“September 2018 (Washington, D.C.) – Summit Consulting (Summit) is proud to announce our latest win: a five-year Social Security Administration (SSA) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to conduct short-term research and evaluation studies on behalf of SSA’s Office of Retirement and Disability Policy (ORDP).”

“The Deputy Commissioner, Retirement and Disability Policy (RDP) is the principal advisor to the Commissioner of Social Security on major policy issues and is responsible for all major activities in the areas of strategic and program policy planning, policy research and evaluation, statistical programs, and overall policy development, analysis and implementation.”

“This win—Summit’s first with SSA—allows us to bring our research and analytical skills to support SSA’s social science, medical, and vocational research requirements.  Through this BPA, we will provide SSA “with the necessary expertise to produce high quality, credible, independent, and objective assessments of policy options facing the agency.” We will bring our analytical expertise to SSA by:

  • Developing and conducting effective research to support policy decisions
  • Providing broad subject matter expertise and
  • Evaluating the validity and reliability of research…”

Read the full press release here. 

G2X TAKE: SSA recently awarded four new five-year Blanket Purchase agreements that are intended to provide the Office of Retirement and Disability Policy (ORDP) with the research and analytical skills to support SSA’s social science, medical, and vocational research requirements. 

The four known awardees are Abt Associates, Acumen, Battelle and Summit Consulting. See Summit’s press release above for more details as to the scope and focus of these new contracts.


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