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HHS ONC Merit Review and Grants Management Support Contract

GOH is providing full grant lifecycle services supporting U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) grant programs.

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GOH is providing full grant lifecycle services supporting U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) grant programs. Under this government-site contract, GOH provides merit review, grants management, and closeout support to grant-making divisions across ONC – including reviewer training, reviewer solicitation and management, application receipt and review, panel review coordination, funding decision support, post-award grants management, and closeout support.​

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Support for the NSF EHR Evaluation and Knowledge Management Initiative

Since 2004, GOH has provided a range of administrative, analytic, technical, logistical, and outreach services supporting the administration and management of NSF grant programs and investment portfolios.

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Since 2004, GOH has provided a range of administrative, analytic, technical, logistical, and outreach services supporting the administration and management of NSF grant programs and investment portfolios, including support for the NSF Committee of Visitors (COVs) and the EHR Evaluation and Knowledge Management initiative (EKMI). COVs are expert panels charged with reviewing grant program administration, management, and performance to inform grants management policies and procedures, improve investment strategies, and enhance transparency. In support of EKMI, GOH provided pre- and post-award grant program and portfolio management, data analytics, tracking, assessment, outreach and technical assistance, and reporting support. This qualification demonstrates our experience with the full lifecycle of grants administration and management. In support of EKMI, GOH provided various portfolio management, data analytics, tracking, assessment, and reporting solutions and services to support post-award administration, monitoring, reporting, and high-level accountability. GOH conducted data entry; coded and analyzed data; and prepared internal and external reports, presentations, and outreach materials on grant program administration, investments, performance, and outcomes – including, but not limited to:  high-level assessments of grant program administration and fidelity of implementation, responses to ad hoc congressional inquiries and taskers, congressional reports and testimonies, quarterly performance reports, strategic reports, program assessments, and meta-evaluations. ​

NIH Conference, Administrative, and Travel Services III (NIHCATS III) IDIQ Contract

GOH is a proud NIHCATS III prime contract holder with a robust portfolio of existing work under the vehicle.

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Logistics and Acquisitions Operations (OLAO)  awarded an NIH Conference, Administrative, and Travel Services III (NIHCATS III) IDIQ prime contract to Guardians of Honor (GOH). The NIHCATS-III activity is a $100M IDIQ vehicle intended to help NIH and other federal agencies acquire high-quality contractor support for robust domestic and international event and travel requirements. The range of services supported under the NIHCATS-III scope includes, but is not limited to: domestic and international travel support and escort services; translation and preparation of program documents; accommodations; subsistence allowances for participants; logistical support for conferences, meetings, seminars, and workshops held in the United States and abroad; writing, production, and distribution of conference materials; website design, development, and management; and much more. ​

GOH has extensive experience supporting the entire event lifecycle – from venue selection, travel coordination, and agenda development through to onsite support, webcasting, technical writing, and proceeding report development. On an annual basis we execute hundreds of federal events ranging in size from 15 to over 900 attendees and coordinate travel for over 7,000 experts. In addition to our federal event experience, Team GOH boasts unique and specific qualifications supporting the scientific community through more than two decades of work supporting NIH clients.  Based upon this experience we have a thorough understanding the NIH mission and culture and we tailor our customer service approach and solutions to reflect this understanding​.

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Support for the U.S. Army Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) Grant Application and Merit Review Process

GOH was selected as the subcontracting small business partner to GDIT on a $120M contract effort supporting the U.S. Army Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP).

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GOH was selected as the subcontracting small business partner to GDIT on a $120M contract effort supporting the U.S. Army’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP). The team is responsible for scientific, technical, administrative, logistical, biomedical writing and editing, IT, and data management aspects of the receipt and scientific evaluation of over 10,000 research grant applications received by CDMRP and Joint Program Committees (JPCs) annually. We provide help desk support, support the solicitation and selection of more than 3,500 external experts and consumer reviewers annually, convene more than 200 onsite and remote review panels, coordinate travel, and process honoraria for over 3,500 review participants each year.​

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U.S. Department of Education Peer Review Support Services

Since 2013, GOH has supported U.S. Department of Education grant competitions.

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Since 2013, GOH has supported U.S. Department of Education grant competitions. We have worked with every office across the Department and assisted federal competition managers with the application receipt and review, reviewer selection, panel reviews, decision notification, and reporting aspects of the discretionary grant peer review process. During this time, our team has assisted with the review of more than 10,000 grant applications by panels of experts.

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LSAMP Digital Library

GOH served as a member of the Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence leadership team charged with communicating best practices, tools, and information garnered from grantee community to increase the use of proven LSAMP model strategies for attracting and retaining underrepresented minority students in STEM fields at non-LSAMP institutions.

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GOH served as a member of the Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence leadership team. LSMCE was charged with communicating best practices, tools, and information garnered from the grantee community to increase the use of proven LSAMP model strategies for attracting and retaining underrepresented minority students in STEM fields at non-LSAMP institutions. In this role, GOH led the three-phase development of a Digital Library to support the dissemination of best practices and what works to retain talented URM students in STEM and to increase uptake of these practices among the larger broadening participation community. The team developed a catalog system, digitized and coded thousands of historical artifacts, and developed the web-based content management system to house and maintain the files online.

OHS Conference Logistics Support Services

GOH is currently delivering a broad range of meeting support services to support the Office of Head Start’s national commitment to supporting school readiness; positive parental and familial relationships involvement; and cognitive, social, and emotional development of children from low-income and vulnerable populations.

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GOH is currently delivering a broad range of meeting and conference logistical support services to support the Office of Head Start’s national commitment to supporting school readiness; positive parental and familial relationships involvement; and cognitive, social, and emotional development of children from low-income and vulnerable populations. This is a multiple-event IDIQ type contract vehicle where we are tasked with executing multiple concurrent events throughout the base and option years. Scope requirements include but are not limited to: meeting site selection; registration website; travel coordination and reimbursement services; pre-event planning and coordination; speaker coordination and management, agenda development, meeting material development, AV/IT, webinar and webcast support, onsite support; note taking and facilitation, content expertise, graphics development, event evaluations, and post event reporting.

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FIMA Correspondence Management

GOH supported the assessment of the internal controls related to FIMA and NFIP correspondence management, which is a critical business function throughout FIMA.

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The Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) administers the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and is responsible for implementing internal controls processes and tools to support effective business management operations, including correspondence management. The overall objective of this requirement is to improve overall internal controls over the FIMA and NFIP correspondence management and operations.

GOH supported the assessment of the internal controls related to FIMA and NFIP correspondence management, which is a critical business function throughout FIMA. This internal control assessment identified internal control weaknesses and tool opportunities for remediation.

GOH also helped develop a FIMA-wide correspondence management and internal controls process with supporting SharePoint tools that included forms, workflows, views, and reports to enhance FIMA management oversight capabilities.

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Senior Corps Focus Groups

GOH executed a series of Senior Corps Focus Groups to collect information from Senior Corps program participants and leaders regarding performance measures, recruitment, cost reimbursement, expanding partnerships, and innovation. 

 

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The Office of Senior Corps provide funds to local and national organizations and agencies committed to using national service to address critical community needs across CNCS’s six focus areas: education, healthy futures, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, disaster services, and veterans and military families.  Senior Corps taps into the skills, talents and experiences of more than 300,000 Americans from the age of 55 and over to meet a wide range of community challenges through three programs: the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP), the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), and the Senior Companion Program (SCP). GOH provided logistical, facilitation, and technical writing support for the focus groups and completed a thematic analysis of the conversations. GOH executed a series of Senior Corps Focus Groups to collect information from Senior Corps program participants and leaders regarding performance measures, recruitment, cost reimbursement, expanding partnerships, and innovation. GOH facilitated dialogue and prepared a thematic analysis that CNCS is now using to help guide program and policy improvements and changes.

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EHR Strategic Communications and Content Development

GOH helped to develop the first NSF EHR Strategic Communications Plan – a guiding document of the Directorate’s vision, best practices, and approach for broadening participation in the agency mission and disseminating key outcomes through outreach.

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GOH helped to develop the first NSF EHR Strategic Communications Plan – a guiding document of the Directorate’s vision, best practices, and approach for broadening participation in the agency mission and disseminating key outcomes through outreach. Our team also developed talking points, original graphics and data visualizations, PowerPoint presentations, and background and briefing materials to support senior leadership testimony, presentation, and participation in high-level meetings. We also developed presentations, flyers, briefings, reports, and speech content as well as data visualizations and graphics to communicate the results of federal investments in highly scientific areas to diverse audiences including the White House, Congress, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as well as external advisory boards, institutions of higher education, students, scientists, educators, and the public. We developed infographics to convey programmatic progress toward performance benchmarks; identified investment impacts to highlight on public-facing websites; and managed databases and compendia of research findings, project impacts, and other grant outcomes used to communicate the relevance of federal investment portfolios to various audiences and the public.

Scientific Technical Writing

GOH has over two decades of experience specifically conveying highly technical, scientific, and research-based information in a manner that is useful and relevant to diverse audiences ranging from policy makers and administrators, internal agency personnel, external federal agencies, professional associations, research organizations, the higher education community, consumers, and the general public.

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GOH has exceptionally-rated past performance qualifications providing scientific technical writing, strategic communications, graphic design, and documentation support services to federal clients. We also have experience providing onsite notetaking, technical writing, and facilitation support in a variety of content areas and settings ranging from highly scientific working groups and external advisory boards to grant program management, focus groups, and training and technical assistance. For example, we currently provide science writers to support highly technical NSF and NIMH working groups and board meeting – such as NIMH Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) meetings. We also provide writing and editing support for panel review summary statements for highly technical panel reviews at agencies such as ED Institute for Education Sciences (IES) and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) at US Army. Based upon this large volume of writing and editing work in scientific fields, GOH maintains a vast pool of on-call writers and editors across an impressive array of domains.