Team VersaTech and CRGT Win HHS FDA Contract to Support Food Applications Regulatory Management (FARM) System Upgrade

Award Includes Operations and Maintenance in Support of CFSAN

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Versatech is excited to lead FDA’s CFSAN initiative to upgrade the FARM system to achieve its mission of assuring food safety, supporting scientific analysis and regulatory policy. Our team is committed to the success of this mission critical program.

Reston, VA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), awarded a five-year, single-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract and the first two task orders: “FARM V Operations and Maintenance” and “Development, Modernization and Enhancement (DME) for FARM VI” to the team of VersaTech and CRGT.

Overarching contract objectives include:

  •     Upgrade FARM platform from Oracle 10g to Oracle 11gR2
  •     Improve master data management of firms and food master data, resulting in enhanced content management
  •     Improve data governance, quality, profiling and integration between FARM data sets and Scientific Information Retrieval Exchange Network (SIREN) to facilitate search and retrieval and data sharing
  •     Optimize FARM content management moving current FARM workflow processes towards Intelligent Business Management
  •     Manage IT configuration, upgrades and software programming processes related to front-end processing and back-end integration with FARM workflows.

The FARM System is a mission-critical system supporting CFSAN’s core responsibilities of reviewing pre-market submissions for substances added to food under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act as well as petitions and notifications submitted under the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA). It further functions as the data repository for over 50 years of regulatory data, indexed and searchable by the scientific staff for the purposes of analysis and approvals.

Jason Peay, VersaTech’s President, said, “Versatech is excited to lead FDA’s CFSAN initiative to upgrade the FARM system to achieve its mission of assuring food safety, supporting scientific analysis and regulatory policy. Our team is committed to the success of this mission critical program.”

CRGT will support VersaTech as subject matter experts, providing both technical and functional Oracle 11gR2 upgrade, master data management and FARM system specific expertise. As an integrated team, we will deliver FARM system enhancements, advanced search capability and data analytics allowing the FDA to more effectively meet their mission of protecting public health by assuring the safety and effectiveness of the nation’s food supply.

“CRGT is glad to be part of an important FDA Program that ensures Americans live healthier lives,” said CRGT President Tom Ferrando. “Team VersaTech has our full support as we combine our expertise to support this important customer.”

This award, with a ceiling value of $25 million, is part of CRGT’s strategic partnership with VersaTech to expand CRGT’s healthcare market-related, IT expertise with Oracle Technology Platforms, Master Data Management, Data Analytics, and Infrastructure Optimization into the Health IT systems solutions arena.

About CRGT Inc.
CRGT is a full life-cycle IT services provider and expert in emerging technology solutions for the Federal Government, offering customers agility and flexibility in today’s dynamic market place. Working as a partner with government agencies that span national defense, domestic security, and civilian services, CRGT has earned a record of success with integration and operations of large-scale, high-volume solutions that connect these vital agencies to their diverse constituencies. Over its 28 years, CRGT has become known for its work across numerous innovative technology domains, including Big Data and Data Analytics, Infrastructure Optimization, Enterprise Mobility, Cyber Security, and Agile Development Services/Consulting. CRGT’s customer base includes the Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, United States Postal Service, and more. CRGT is a portfolio company of Veritas Capital. For additional information on CRGT, please visit http://www.crgt.com.


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