BGS is excited to provide sponsor support to East Tennessee PBS and the Tennessee Department of Education to provide daily instructional content for Tennessee students during COVID-19 school closures.
Starting April 6, East Tennessee PBS, along with Tennessee’s other five PBS stations will deliver two hours of programming with high-quality instructional content from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST. Four hours of content will also be streamed overnight, which viewers can watch live or record. This programming is made possible locally by Boston Government Services.
The content will be developed and provided by Tennessee educators in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education and meets a critical need to ensure all students have access to high-quality learning opportunities, regardless if their home has internet connectivity or capable devices.
“This is an incredible example of Tennesseans coming together to support kids,” said Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn. “We are so thrilled to be partnering with PBS stations across the state to make high-quality instructional content available to all students so they can continue learning during school closures. Families and students are hungry for content right now, and we are grateful our local stations have stepped up to help fill this need.”
Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. (TBE) awarded BGS a contract to provide Operations and Maintenance Support of the Teledyne Brown Engineering Test and Demonstration Facility (TDF) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The TDF performs testing and development activities for new technologies to be applied in client production processes. There are currently two technologies installed for testing, with other technologies slated to be installed at the TDF later this year. BGS staff members provide support services in the areas of security, engineering, and test equipment operations and maintenance.
On March 26, 2020 the BGS-led Joint Venture with Allegheny Science & Technology, Advanced Business Alliance, LLC, was awarded a Government-wide Multiple Award, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (MA-IDIQ) Contract through the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services – Small Business (OASIS SB) and 8(a) Subpool procurement. OASIS is designed to address agencies’ need for a full range of service requirements that integrate multiple professional service disciplines and ancillary services/products with the flexibility for all contract types and pricing at the task order level. The services to be provided under OASIS SB are intended to meet the professional service mission requirements of all Federal agencies, including all organizations within the Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security Community.
Areas of scope under the OASIS vehicle include:
BGS was awarded the Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services (HACS) Special Item Number (SIN) under our current GSA Schedule 70 (IT) contract. Bridgitte Mase, BGS Vice President of Cyber & Technology Solutions, led our team of Cyber Security experts (Dan Ciarlette, Jon Truan, Mike “Bo” Bowles, and Robbie Laney) in passing the required technical evaluation conducted by the GSA HACS Oral Technical Evaluation Team.
GSA developed IT Schedule 70’s HACS SIN 132-45 in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to make it easier for agencies to procure quality cybersecurity services.
HACS provides agencies quicker access to key support services from technically evaluated vendors that will:
- Expand agencies’ capacity to test their high-priority IT systems;
- Rapidly address potential vulnerabilities; and
- Stop adversaries before they impact their networks.
The scope of the HACS SIN includes proactive and reactive cybersecurity services. Assessment services needed for systems categorized as High Value Assets (HVA) are also within the scope of this SIN, including Risk and Vulnerability Assessments (RVA), Security Architecture Review (SAR), and Systems Security Engineering (SSE). Additionally, the scope of the SIN includes services for the seven step Risk Management Framework (RMF), and Security Operations Center (SOC) services.
BGS has been approved for all five subcategories under the HACS SIN:
- High Value Asset Assessments
- Risk and Vulnerability Assessment
- Cyber Hunt
- Incident Response
- Penetration Testing
BGS-Omega Joint Venture was awarded a 3-year Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract with URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) to provide staff augmentation support services. BGS will provide personnel to support a broad range of technical and professional services including, but not limited to: Engineering Services, Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H), Quality Assurance (QA), Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D), Management Services, Remediation and Waste Management Services, and Professional and Administrative Services.
BGS was awarded a 5-year Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) with Sandia National Laboratories to provide nuclear facility safety basis/radiation protection support. BGS is supported on this new award by its teaming partner, Spectra Tech, Inc.
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) awarded BGS a design/build contract to perform detailed design and construction of a gas capture system (GCS-A) to be utilized as part of a larger process at the laboratory. BGS was awarded the opportunity to execute the final design, fabrication, testing, and delivery of the new GCS-A module in accordance with the requirements of an ORNL-issued equipment specification. BGS is responsible for producing the design, reviewing the design prior to fabrication, and providing fabrication oversight of its subcontracting partners. An additional partner, Process Engineering Associates, provided process design support and input in accordance with the BGS Quality Assurance Program under a subcontract issued by BGS. Team member Vacuum Technologies Incorporated provided design input and is performing the fabrication of the GCS-A Module under BGS oversight.
BGS is proud to announce that we have been ranked on the Inc. Magazine 5000 list, posting a three-year growth of 59% and 2018 revenue of $15.2 million. Inc. Magazine recognizes the fastest-growing private companies in America and the list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the list. We are proud to have earned a position on the exclusive 2019 list which marks our first year among the top 5000 companies.
On July 31, 2019 BTP Services, LLC, (a BGS-led joint venture with Trinity Engineering Associates, Inc.) was awarded a $49.5M 5-year Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Environmental Management (EM) for consolidated technical support services (CTSS) throughout the entire EM complex.
The focus of this award is to provide the EM program offices with comprehensive technical support and subject matter expertise for Field Operations (EM-3), Regulatory and Policy Affairs (EM-4), and Corporate Services (EM-5). The CTSS master contract covers a broad range of technical support areas including but not limited to: safety management, quality assurance, safeguards and security, waste management, D&D, National TRU Program, nuclear materials management, packaging and transportation management, policy and guidance development, budget and planning, program planning, workforce management, acquisition and contract management, and project and program management.
On June 16th BGS will begin transition of the recently issued Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) consisting of a one-year based period and three one-year option periods with a not-to-exceed ceiling in the amount of $112M for Mission Oriented Technical Support (MOTS) services in support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).
“BGS is very proud to have been selected for this important work in support of our nation’s energy future,” said BGS President, Harry Boston. BGS is committed to working in partnership with EERE to provide scientific and technical support services that will contribute to DOE’s strategic objective to lower energy costs while expanding energy choices for all American communities, saving taxpayer dollars, making full use of domestic energy resources, boosting local economic development and job creation, cutting energy waste, improving energy independence and security, and furthering the development of energy infrastructure.
BGS was awarded a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) to provide Information Infrastructure Solutions and Support Services to Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. The focus of this BOA is to provide CNS with a wide range of Information Technology (IT) support services including:
- Hypervisor Design and Configuration
- Storage Design and Configuration
- Cloud Configuration and Implementation
- Network Design and Installation
- Cyber Engineering and System Design
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) awarded the BGS-led joint venture, MTAC, LLC a contract to provide Nuclear Safety Services. Under this 5-year contract MTAC will provide technical support for establishing and maintaining compliance with safety basis requirements for Category 2 and 3 hot cell nuclear facilities, an accelerator facility and numerous radiological facilities. In this role, MTAC will be performing, documenting, and maintaining technical safety analyses for new and existing ORNL hazard category 2 and 3 nuclear facilities and activities and accelerator facilities, including:
- hazard identification,
- hazard categorization,
- hazard analysis,
- accident analysis, and
- establishment of hazard controls and their functional requirements.
MTAC will also provide technical support to the ORNL Nuclear Criticality Safety Program.
BGS recognized by CIOReview Magazine as one of the 10 Most Promising Enterprise Information Management (EIM) companies in 2018.
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Don Scheve joined BGS as a Vice President of IT Solutions to deliver management, leadership, and oversight of ongoing projects, support for business development, and input to strategic direction for the BGS Information Technology business area. Don brings over 30 years of success planning, developing, and implementing complex technical solutions and leading change to align with business and cost objectives. Don has been successful in developing and maintaining executive-level relationships and community support. He brings robust IT leadership experience covering a wide range of environments and technologies. Previously Don served as the Chief Information Office (CIO) for SMSI on the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Offices (PPPO) Technical Support Services contract where he managed the IT and Cyber Security scope and functions at PPPO, providing consistent service and integration with three information systems across all PPPO sites.
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) awarded BGS a contract to provide regulatory support to ORNL related to the Transformational Challenge Reactor (TCR) Initiative. Working with the ORNL regulatory team, BGS will provide support to the reactor certification process for the TCR under DOE Rule 10 CFR 830.
N3B, the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contractor, awarded BGS a Master Services Agreement to provide Cyber Security support under the new DOE Los Alamos Cleanup contract. BGS Cyber Security subject matter experts will conduct assessments and provide recommendations for Certification & Accreditation/Authorization (C&A) packages for various technologies/systems.
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) awarded BGS a contract to provide process design support to develop a procurement specification for a gas capture system to be used in a larger process at ORNL. BGS design engineers and technical experts are developing a design/build procurement package and will assist in design review for detailed design and construction of the gas capture system.
Consolidated Nuclear Services, LLC (CNS), managing contractor for the DOE Y-12 National Security Complex and the Pantex Plant, awarded the Spectra Tech/BGS Team a basic ordering agreement (BOA) to perform task-based nuclear safety related analyses and calculations to support safety documentation for high priority projects at the Y-12 and Pantex plants.
Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership awards two contracts to BGS for nuclear criticality safety services at the DOE Paducah Deactivation and Remediation Project -- the Nuclear Criticality Safety Evaluation Upgrade Project and the Criticality Incredible Criteria Support Project.
BGS, as part of the MELEMAX Team, is awarded a DOE/NNSA Technical, Engineering, and Programmatic Services (TEPS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). The focus of this BPA is to provide DOE/NNSA with technical, engineering and programmatic support services to ensure the proper strategies are utilized to find, secure, and safely dispose of nuclear materials around the globe.
BGS begins providing comprehensive Cyber Security Program (CSP) services for the DOE DUF6 Conversion Project supporting both the general support systems and the Industrial Control Systems. The CSP included the certification and accreditation process where both protection zones successfully received an authority to operate (ATO). The DUF6 Conversion Project provides for the operation of facilities in Ohio and Kentucky to convert the stored DUF6 into depleted uranium oxide, a more stable chemical form that can be reused, stored, or disposed of.
DOE awards BGS a contract to provide Technical and Engineering Support Services to the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Services include technical and engineering expertise to support the evaluation and oversight of uranium enrichment technology; administration of various lease agreements between DOE and the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC); other programmatic activities for DOE NE; and technical/programmatic support services to identify the best strategy for acquiring Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) downblending services for the NNSA Domestic Uranium Enrichment Program.
Chris Dean joined BGS as a Senior Vice President to deliver senior business operations leadership, business development, oversight of projects, and overall strategic direction for the BGS Technical Services business area. Mr. Dean is a proven business leader and a widely recognized technical leader. Mr. Dean graduated from West Virginia University with a M.S. in Physics and from Marshall University with a B.S. in Physics. He has over 28 years of experience as a Hazard and Risk Analyst, Nuclear Safety Engineer, Nuclear Safety Manager, Security Analyst, and Program/Project Manager in the aerospace, chemical processing, and nuclear industries. He is an experienced fire and explosion hazards analyst, a qualified senior nuclear criticality safety (NCS) engineer, and an experienced nuclear facility safety engineer who has developed, implemented, and reviewed Safety Basis documentation at several DOE and commercial facilities. He also has significant expertise in the development and management of safeguards and security programs, including performing classification reviews, executing radiological sabotage assessments, and conducting security vulnerability assessments for critical infrastructure.
Fluor B&W Portsmouth, LLC awards B&P Solutions, LLC (a joint venture of BGS and Peak Solutions, LLC) a five-year contract valued at over $26M to provide Project Controls personnel; Project Support Managers; and Technical Writers.
DOE awards BGS an ID/IQ contract valued at up to $4M over four years to provide support services to the Office of Environmental Management (EM) Headquarters.
These services include: Technical & Administrative Support; Support to the Office of Packaging & Transportation; Facilities & Infrastructure/Asset Management Services; Program/Project Management & Analytical Services; Technical/Subject Matter Expert (SME) Support; Site Strategic Planning; Communications & Outreach; Quality Assurance; and Business & Administrative Support.
DOE awards BGS a contract to provide Professional and Technical Assistance for the Training and Development Group (TDG), Office of Science, Oak Ridge Office.
Services include providing professional and technical support services to the TDG in establishing and improving training systems at the DOE Oak Ridge Office. This contract supports all DOE programs at the Oak Ridge Office and the Office of Science Headquarters.
Fluor B&W Portsmouth, LLC (FBP) awards BGS a multi-year ID/IQ contract as a preferred subcontractor to the FBP team to provide: (1) Management Assistance in project activities; (2) Technical assistance in practices/procedures/training; and (3) Project Control/Estimating/Scheduling project activities.
The support services include Engineering; Waste Management; Project Management, Project Controls; Information Management, Quality, and other areas of the client’s mission activities.
BGS awarded the U.S. Department of Energy 8(a)/ Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) of the Year Award. This award recognizes the outstanding performance of a small business, certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration's 8(a) and/or SDB programs, for exceptional performance in activities contributing to core DOE mission accomplishments.
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) awarded its Rising Star Award to BGS for our outstanding performance and extraordinary service in our early years of subcontracting with ORNL.
BGS has developed DOE operational cost and feasibility assessments and has used technical advancements in software design and data analysis related to radiation detection to report critical information on issues and risk.
BGS was awarded a $3.5M Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) to provide software development support to the Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate at ORNL.