SI, Orizon strike mentor-protg pact

The State Department has approved a mentor-protg agreement between SI International and Orizon, an 8(a) company.

The arrangement will expand the range of information technology and network services SI International offers to State, while providing Orizon help with its recruiting techniques, marketing tools, business development processes and proposal writing, according to the companies.

Orizon, based in Rockville, Md., holds prime contracts with customers including the State, Housing and Urban Development, and Treasury departments.

SI International also maintains a presence at State. Earlier this year, the company announced an $84 million contract to manage and operate the National Visa Center (NVC) and Kentucky Consular Center. The company has been prime contractor on the NVC program since 1994.

The Orizon pact is the second mentor-protg agreement SI International has announced in the last 5 months. In November, the company announced a mentor-protg agreement with iDoxSolutions, which was approved by the Department of Homeland Security. The companies pursue records management opportunities under that arrangement.


  • Telecommunications
    Stock photo ID: 658810513 By asharkyu

    GSA extends EIS deadline to 2023

    Agencies are getting up to three more years on existing telecom contracts before having to shift to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle.

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image ID: 569172169 By Zenzen

    OMB looks to retrain feds to fill cyber needs

    The federal government is taking steps to fill high-demand, skills-gap positions in tech by retraining employees already working within agencies without a cyber or IT background.

  • Acquisition
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA to consolidate multiple award schedules

    The General Services Administration plans to consolidate dozens of its buying schedules across product areas including IT and services to reduce duplication.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.