Human Capital and Training Solutions Small Business Pool One (HCaTS SB)

Summary

GSA’s Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) is a government-wide IDIQ contract for the next generation of training, human capital, and organizational improvement as well as related technology solutions.

The Human Capital and Training Solution (HCaTS) contract is the result of a partnership between The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the General Services Administration (GSA). The initiative creates the joint management of a new strategically-sourced, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) government-wide contract to support OPM’s Training and Management Assistance (TMA) program and provides customized human capital management and training services to all agencies. The HCaTS contracts provide federal agencies with a reliable, flexible, fast and efficient way to obtain best value solutions for their complex human capital and training service requirements.

General Info:

Tom Houser

HCaTs Program Manager:

Phil Freeze

HCaTS Deputy Program Manager:

Joe Eversole

HCaTS Contract Manager:

Charles Plott

Organizational Performance Director:

Why Whitespace?

Founded in 2014, Whitespace Innovations is a Human Capital provider for subject matter expertise and professional developmental training for 100 clients spread across 10 states, UK, and Sweden. Our firm provides a broad assortment of organizational performance services and tools for organizational assessment, leadership development, professional development training, employee engagement, and career development. These services and tools are an excellent complement to our business line in the mentoring of businesses to acheive profitable growth.

HCaTS is organized into three Key Service Areas:

KSA1: Customized Training and Development Services

This KSA covers many types of customized training and development requirements and their respective lifecycles, which can be performed at any level (e.g., enterprise, unit, individual). The level of customization may vary dependent upon an ordering activity's requirements. While training and development requirements that are not customized are generally, by definition, considered to be outside the scope of this KSA, the HCaTS SB CO reserves the right to permit consideration of limited customization efforts dependent upon the total solution required to meet a Federal agency's needs. An OCO is highly encouraged to request guidance on scope from the HCaTS PMO prior to task order solicitation/award to ensure a contemplated requirement is sufficient in its degree of customization to meet the requirements set forth herein and/or is appropriate for competition under HCaTS SB.

The scope of KSA 1 falls into two domains:

  1. Customized Training Services: Includes, but is not limited to, training that is developed and/or delivered to any Federal employee to enhance knowledge, skills and abilities related to a specific title, series and/or function on any subject matter, or general knowledge, skills and abilities. Customized training services may also include, as part of training management support, such support services as course or instructional program administration. Customized training services may also include training that is developed and/or delivered to a Federal agency’s constituency(ies) as a means of enabling the agency to carry out its mission, and
  2. Customized Employee Development Services: Includes, but is not limited to, services provided to any Federal employee to develop and/or enhance their general, mission-specific, management and/or leadership knowledge, skills and abilities. A service that is provided to any Federal employee to coach them throughout their transition(s) in the Federal government.

Training and development services can be provided at any level for any discipline and subject matter in any format and mode. As a part of an integrated and total solution, temporary services as defined by FAR Section 37.112 and information technology products and services are allowable provided they are ancillary and incidental to the in-scope work to be performed.

KSA2: Customized Human Capital Strategy Services

This KSA covers many types of customized human capital strategy services and their respective lifecycles, which can be performed at any level (e.g., enterprise, unit, individual). The level of customization may vary dependent upon an ordering activity's requirements. While human capital strategy services that are not customized are generally, by definition, considered to be outside the scope of this KSA, the HCaTS SB CO reserves the right to permit consideration of limited customization efforts dependent upon the total solution required to meet a Federal agency's needs. An OCO is highly encouraged to request guidance on scope from the HCaTS PMO prior to task order solicitation/award to ensure a contemplated requirement is sufficient in its degree of customization to meet the requirements set forth herein and/or is appropriate for competition under HCaTS SB.

The scope of KSA 2 is inclusive of, but not limited to, a broad range of human capital and human resources services. These services may include, as a part of talent management and human capital management, the following:

  • HR strategy
  • Organizational and position management
  • Staff acquisition
  • Performance management
  • Compensation management (excluding payroll)
  • HR Development
  • Employee relations
  • Labor relations
  • Separation management.

The scope of KSA 2 excludes payroll processing, benefits management, and personnel action processing, which are provided through Public and Private Shared Service Centers (SSCs).

Human capital strategy services can be provided at any level for any discipline and subject matter in any format and mode. As a part of an integrated and total solution, temporary services as defined by FAR Section 37.112 and information technology products and services are allowable provided they are ancillary and incidental to the in-scope work to be performed.

KSA3: Customized Organizational Performance Improvement

This KSA covers many types of customized organizational performance improvement services and their respective lifecycles, which can be performed at any level (e.g., enterprise, unit, individual). The level of customization may vary dependent upon an ordering activity's requirements. While organizational performance improvement services that are not customized are generally, by definition, considered to be outside the scope of this KSA, the HCaTS SB CO reserves the right to permit consideration of limited customization efforts dependent upon the total solution required to meet a Federal agency's needs. An OCO is highly encouraged to request guidance on scope from the HCaTS PMO prior to task order solicitation/award to ensure a contemplated requirement is sufficient in its degree of customization to meet the requirements set forth herein and/or is appropriate for competition under HCaTS SB.

The scope of KSA 3 is inclusive of, but not limited to, improved performance requiring changes in how people are organized around business processes, changes to the processes themselves and the tools created to support those processes, as well as changes in management practices.

Customized Organizational Performance Improvement services can be provided at any level for any discipline and subject matter in any format and mode. As a part of an integrated and total solution, temporary services as defined by FAR Section 37.112 and information technology products and services are allowable provided they are ancillary and incidental to the in-scope work to be performed.

Customer Benefits of HCaTS:

  • Streamlined ordering procedures through GSA
  • Broad work scope that can include ancillary non-IT professional services
  • Customer agency control of procurement and implementation
  • Flexibility in procurement approach and use of "other direct costs" (ODC)
  • Limited number of pre-screened, expert contractors with proven successful performance
  • Flexibility to use all contract types (FFP, T&M, CPFF, etc.)
  • Pricing at the task order level
  • Provides self-service (via a DPA) and assisted service (via OPM) access to human capital solutions

HCaTS Teaming Opportunities

Whitespace welcomes fellow small and large businesses with expertise in human capital, leadership development, and professional development training to connect with us for possible teaming on future HCaTS task orders. We seek collaborative partners with a common culture of trust, transparency, and employee engagement that fosters a “Best Places to Work” environment. Whitespace Innovations is committed to organizational performance and organizational health that are accomplished through human capital services and professional development training for our federal customers. If you’re interested in joining our team, please fill out the form below.

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