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OPM TMA Kickoff

August 2008

opm tma contract description
OPM TMA Contract Description
  • OPM TMA, an ID/IQ contract, was awarded to Sigmatech by the Office of Personnel Management on 29 October 2007 for a period of five years whose sole purpose is to create a comprehensive, end-to-end service model that Government agencies will find responsive to their needs.
  • Type of work required includes: analysis, design, development implementation, and evaluation of customized training programs, job aids, and enterprise-wide performance support strategies and tools.
  • Examples of products to be delivered include: classroom based training materials, print-based instructional materials, CBT, WBT, blended learning solutions, and learning, management and information systems development.

Sigmatech Proprietary

tma who we are
TMA: Who We Are
  • Established in 1982 as a reimbursable program in OPM
  • Contract vehicle for quick access to private-sector contractors with expertise in developing and implementing learning and human capital solutions
  • Current contract period is through 3/31/12
  • Manage 550+ projects annually
  • Support 140+ government customers
opm tma
  • Current OPM HQ staff of 25, includes a Leadership Team, 14 Project Managers and 2 Ordering Officers
  • Regional staff includes 2 Project Managers and 1 Program Assistant in Philadelphia
  • 32 pre-qualified commercial partners
  • Senior Performance Consultant under contract
  • Realized Inter-Agency Agreement (IAA) funding for FY 2007 was approximately $195M
opm tma benefits
OPM TMA Benefits

Feature: Simplified Procurement Process

  • Benefit: “Speed-to-Mission” Results

Feature: Flexible Funding Arrangements

  • Benefit: Manage Large Projects over Multiple Fiscal Years

Feature: Comprehensive Contract and Project Administration

  • Benefit: Paperwork Pain Relief

Sigmatech Proprietary

opm tma prime contractors
OPM TMA Prime Contractors
  • Allen Corporation of America, Inc.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
  • C2 Technologies, Inc.
  • Carney Interactive, Inc.
  • Colleague-Consulting, LLC
  • Computer Science Corporation
  • Deloitte Consulting, Inc.
  • General Dynamics
  • Human Technology, Inc.
  • HumRRO
  • IBM
  • ICF International, Inc.
  •  Windwalker Corporation

Information Experts, Inc.

Kadix Systems, LLC

Karta Technologies, Inc.

Performance Technologies

PerformTech, Inc.

Perot Systems Government

Services, Inc.

PowerTrain, Inc.

Serco, Inc.

SI International, Inc.

SRA International, Inc.


Vertex Solutions, Inc.

Sigmatech Proprietary

opm tma accomplishments
OPM TMA Accomplishments
  • Won our first task competition! Successful oral presentation to FDA within a week.
    • Three tasks added to original SOO
  • Presented Capabilities Briefing to OPM Project Managers
  • Met with OPM TMA Project Managers Individually
  • Initial contact with all Sigmatech Partners to Discuss Capabilities and Answer Questions

Sigmatech Proprietary

what s next for sigmatech
What’s Next for Sigmatech
  • Manage Tasks
  • Visit Partner Sites in preparation for future bids
  • Identify potential customers to bring to the contract
  • Continue to visit OPM regularly to stay on PMs radar
  • Update OPM Website for Potential Customers
  • Establish Support Web Site for Partners

Sigmatech Proprietary

sigmatech corporate profile
Sigmatech Corporate Profile
  • Aerospace technical services and information technology corporation
  • Incorporated 14 July, 1986
  • Employee-owned
  • Diversified Government and commercial customers
  • Small business with $30M in annual revenue

Sigmatech Proprietary Information

why sigmatech
Why Sigmatech?
  • Small business with large company capabilities
  • Proven corporate business tools and skills
  • Division dedicated to e-learning
  • Custom collaborative developmentenvironment – SigmaRapid®

Sigmatech Proprietary Information

proven capability as a prime contractor
Proven Capability as a Prime Contractor

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basis of our success
Basis of Our Success
  • Senior leadership is engaged
  • History of customer satisfaction
  • Mature corporate processes
  • Dedicated Team
  • The right skills and tools
  • Ability to rapidly augment Team
  • Ethics and integrity are never compromised

Responsive to Customer Needs

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sigmainteractive technologies
SIGMAinteractive Technologies

Award Winning

  • Awards for our work over the past eleven years include:
  • Four (4) Gold CINDY (Cinema in Industry) Awards
  • Silver AXIEM Award (Interactive Media Category) for Excellence in Electronic Media
  • Honda Star Supplier Award
  • Macromedia People’s Choice Award Nominee
  • Huntsville Small Business of the Year Finalist

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SIGMAinteractive Technologies

Recognized Excellence

Sigmatech developed products

displayed on the back of the box

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SIGMAinteractive Technologies
  • Knowledge
  • SMEs
  • Books
  • Manuals
  • Etc.
  • Digital Media
  • Text
  • Graphics
  • Animation
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Professional Products:
  • Computer Based Training
  • Web Based Training
  • Interactive Courseware
  • Other
  • Technology
  • Macromedia
  • Streaming
  • QTVR
  • X3D



One Stop Shop


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web development
Web Development

Web application development

Web-searchable databases

Relational database development and management

Website development

GUI design

Performance testing, usability testing

Section 508 compliance

sigmainteractive demos
SIGMAinteractive Demos

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SIGMAinteractive Technologies

SigmaRapid is a web-based collabrative software tool for developing e-learning / e-commerce products

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SIGMAinteractive Technologies

Shared communication among stakeholders

Bug and Change Tracking


Version control


Staging Applications

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SIGMAinteractive Technologies

Quality Control Process

  • Build quality into our products
    • ADDIEMM software systems engineering
    • SCORM compliance
    • 508 compliance
  • Independently assure quality
    • Sigmatech products
    • Subcontractor products
      • Concurrence in project plan and subcontractors quality process
      • Periodic surveillance
      • Participation in BETA review process

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SIGMAinteractive Technologies

Quality Process

Quality Management


  • Technical Quality
  • Instructional Quality
  • Mechanical Quality
  • Quality Planning
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control

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sigmatech operations
Sigmatech Operations

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sigmatech operations approach
Sigmatech Operations Approach

Andy Pasternak

  • OPM/TMA Program Manager
    • 100% Dedicated to OPM TMA
    • Leads the Washington Office
    • Primary Sigmatech POC
    • Responsible for development and delivery of all products
  • Qualifications
    • 23 years of instructional design experience
    • MS in Education/Teacher certification
    • Nine years classroom instruction and training
    • TS/SCI security clearance
  • Experience
    • Managed/lead large scale projects
    • Senior Manager for Pal-Tech’s support to OPM

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Sigmatech Operations Approach

Toni Sepulveda

  • Customer Representative
    • Business Development
    • Alternate Customer Point of Contact
  • Qualifications
    • 26 years experience in program and personnel management
    • Business development
    • Contracts
    • Customer relations
    • Quality Assurance
    • TS Clearance
  • Experience
    • Government and commercial sectors
    • Executive VP for Digital Fusion
    • VP and GM for L3 Communications
    • Senior Associate to the President for Customer Relations

Sigmatech Proprietary Information

sigmatech opm team
AO Concepts

BP-Tech, LLC


HGM Management and Technologies, Inc.


L3/SY Coleman Corporation



North American Management


Simpler Consulting

Tec-Masters, Inc. (TMI)




Sigmatech OPM Team

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seamless integrated team
Seamless Integrated Team

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Sigmatech OPM Team
  • Team members need to keep their Capabilities Matrix information current
  • When we are invited to a Task Order Competition (TOC). We will notify team members and gauge interest in the opportunity
  • We will partner with team members to determine which team members have capabilities
  • Team Members should pre-register for opportunities to receive first consideration for tasking
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Sigmatech OPM Team

Pre-registration requirements are:

  • Opportunity is well defined
  • Client is being actively marketed for the opportunity and/or is a current customer
  • Must be accomplished prior to draft/formal announcement of a TOC
  • Team Member has existing capability and resources to support opportunity
  • Customers may bring business formerly conducted under another contract vehicle to TMA for re-competition
task order competition
Task Order Competition

For Straight Pass Through Proposals Sigmatech will:

•Provide advice and assistance

•Perform a Quality Control review of the proposal

•Complete and package the final submission

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Task Order Competition

OPM Selects Contractors for TOC based upon:

  • Capabilities Manuals
  • Client Agency’s Recommendation
  • Contractor’s Knowledge of the Agency
  • Contractor’s Related Past Performance
  • Client Agency’s Budget
  • Other Relevant Factors

Note: Initially, at least one Contractor new to the business line will be invited to participate in each TOC.

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Task Order Competition

OPM Prepares TOC Invitations to Include:

  • Name of Client Agency
  • TOC Date, Time, and Location
  • Length of presentation
  • Transmittal method for various documents, as appropriate
    • Statement of Objectives (SOO)
    • Statement of Requirements (SOR)
    • Additional documents
  • Unique Evaluation Factors for TOC
  • Contractors invited to participate in a TOC will be told if the competition includes an incumbent contractor
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Task Order Competition

Contractor should:

  • Research client agency
  • Assemble project team
  • Develop presentation (PowerPoint)
  • Update staff resumes
  • Provide printed copies of materials for clients
  • Provide electronic copy of materials for TMA PM
  • Determine equipment needs
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Task Order Competition
  • TOC Format:
  • Corporate and technical capabilities
  • Understanding work requirements
  • Technical approach
  • Subject matter knowledge
  • Key staff and resources
  • Past performance
  • Cost estimate
  • Questions

Sigmatech Proprietary Information

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Task Order Competition
  • Understanding the Work Requirements
    • Research Client Organization
    • Don’t Just Parrot the SOO/SOR
    • Validate Assumptions
  • Technical Approach
    • Keep it Simple
    • Solutions that Meet SOO/SOR Requirements
    • Methodology Linked to Past Successes
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Task Order Competition

Subject-Matter Knowledge

  • Internal Experts or Individuals Who Understand the Discipline
  • Teaming Partners/SMEs Already Under Contract

Key Staff Resources

  • Key Team Members in Room, Especially Project Manager
  • Consider Size and Diversity of Team
  • Not Everyone Required to Present
  • Include Slide with Proposed Project Team
  • Team Dynamics are Important
  • No Bait and Switch
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Task Order Competition

Past Performance

  • Similar Projects/Products
  • Quality Samples/Demos with a Connection
  • Prototype Works Well


  • Written estimate or range, not firm price
  • Allows comparison among contractors
  • Include description, justification and assumptions
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Task Order Competition

Quality of Presentation

  • Demonstrated genuine interest
  • Quality of slides and materials
  • Speakers were articulate and highly engaged with one another and client
project management
Project Management
  • Kick-off Meeting
  • Management Plan
  • Management Plan Review
  • Project Management Plan is approved
  • Task Orders are issued according to Plan schedule
  • Invoices and Deliverables
  • Monthly Reporting
what is the process
What is the process?
  • A Deliverable Receipt Form (DRF) will accompany work and task orders generated by TMA and sent to the TMA prime contractor
  • Contractor includes a DRF with the deliverable to the Client
  • Client completes (sign and date) and returns the DRF to Contractor
  • If the deliverable is accepted, the Contractor submits an original proper invoice and completed DRF to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and a copy of the proper invoice with the completed DRF to TMA
  • Once the TMA project manager has validated both the invoice and the DRF, payment will be authorized
contact info
Contact Info
  • Contact the TMA Contract Officer Representative (COR) at (202) 606-5256 for invoice inquiries (ex: receipt of invoice and payment status, etc…)
  • The COR will provide the requested information or direct you to the CFO point of contact (POC) in a timely manner

Proven provider of quality training systems

Top Performing Small Business

Outstanding E-Learning Capabilities

Proven Prime Contractor

Team provides a full spectrum of training development capabilities


Sigmatech is Ready to Meet OPM’s Customer Requirements in a Timely and Cost Effective Manner with Quality Performance and Services

For further information, please contact

Jack Conway, President

Sigmatech, Inc.

4901-C Corporate Drive

Huntsville, AL 35805

Telephone: (256) 382-1188

Andy Pasternak


(703) 785-2600

(703) 416-0003 x103

[email protected]

Toni Sepulveda

Customer Representativefor OPM TMA

(703) 338-0423

[email protected]

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