The Strategic Action Center for the Department of Veterans Affairs announced the multiple award of the VA AVAIL, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ), contract to 17 vendors including the Irving Burton and ASG team.
The AVAIL contract serves as an opportunity to further VA’s long-standing tradition as a pioneer in medical innovation and VHA’s journey towards excelling as a learning organization. AVAIL identifies 5 major innovation task categories or “growth areas” in which ongoing efforts are focused on: (1) Personalized Care; (2) Data Transformation; (3) Digital Care; (4) Immersive Technology; and (5) Care and Service Delivery Models.
About Irvin Burton
Irving Burton Associations LLC, a DLH Holdings Corp company (IBA), founded in 1979 is a federal services provider specializing in technology, business solutions, training, research, and engineering. We have been providing innovative service solutions to meet the nation’s most pressing challenges. IBA has been a trusted partner with the Military Health System (MHS)/ Defense Health Agency (DHA) for almost 30 years. We are headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, with regional offices in San Antonio, Texas; Frederick, Maryland; Augusta, Georgia; and Washington, District of Columbia. Originally a leading audit and financial services firm, IBA expanded its capabilities into agile application development, IT security, information assurance, mobile apps, health informatics, education, and training. The IBA culture fosters growth and evolution that allows us to be responsive, agile, and remain on the cutting edge. IBA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DLH Holdings Corp. (DLH).
Founded in 2008, A Square Group LLC (ASG) is a mature minority Physician owned, Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) with multimodal CMMI/ML3 (Maturity Level 3) in Development and Services as well as certified in ISO 9001:2015, 20000:2018, and 27000:2018. Based in Frederick, Maryland ASG has over 14 years of experience in providing health, technology, and management services to the Federal Government. We bring a unique blend of practicing physicians, MD and Nurse Informaticist, Statistician, PhD’s in healthcare policy, regulatory, and healthcare technology experts to meet the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Procurement, Acquisition and Logistics, Strategic Acquisition Center’s domain-specific requirements related to the Accelerating VA Innovation and Learning (AVAIL) Request for Proposals (RFP).
ASG’s President, Sara Singh, MD, is a faculty member of Johns Hopkins Healthcare, Medical Director of Medpsych an outpatient clinic, and a member of multiple multi-specialty physician groups focusing on quality of care for urban, rural population, active-duty military, and veterans at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD). Dr. Singh started ASG as a “Health Management and Health Delivery organization” and embedded it within the continuum of healthcare delivery to offer healthcare business technology solutions that advance the federal healthcare mission. Recognizing the value of connecting the health management, Information Technology (IT), and healthcare delivery realms through data, Dr. Singh was a very early adopter of Health Information Technology (HIT) and utilized electronic data (eData) to understand the complex needs of her patients, veterans and civilian populations with life-limiting medical/mental health and substance use needs.
“ASG is looking forward to continuing to serve the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) through our new IDIQ with Irving Burton/DLH. ASG is an innovator in wearable technologies, big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and telehealth capabilities. We proudly affirm our dedication to improving the quality of life of our Veterans through these and many new innovations in healthcare.,” said Sara Singh, M.D., ASG’s Founder and CEO.