Wilco wins contract to study interior firefighting and rescue aviation


Wilco said it was awarded a three-year, $3.2 million 8(a) sole-source contract with the US Department of the Interior’s Interior Business Center to conduct an aviation mission evaluation.

The scope of work is focused on the assessment, analysis and evaluation of approach and acquisition processes for the DOI’s aviation mission, as well as those processes within the DOI that are closely linked or interdependent to aviation services and supplies, in Alexandria, Virginia. Wilco said in a statement.

Across all 50 states, more than 6 million acres burned from Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, 2022, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in record heat. Firefighters employed by the Home Office seek to control the spread of a fire by removing fuel and applying water or fire retardant to the ground or by air using helicopters and airplanes.

“We are excited to work with our colleagues at DOI IBC to analyze DOI’s broad aviation mission – which includes fighting wildfires and performing rescue missions, make recommendations to streamline acquisition processes, and achieve business efficiencies,” Janis Garcia Keating, CEO and Founder of Wilco Group LLC, said.

In addition to assessment and analysis, the scope includes recommendations for streamlining efficiency, process improvement strategies, and potential implementation of recommended improvements. Wilco will perform an initial documentation of requirements, current strategies and interrelated functions, followed by a proposed plan for a detailed analysis of most, if not all identified functions that can be improved.

Founded in 2010, Wilco is an 8(a) disadvantaged small business and economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business, SBA certified, providing consulting services with management and technology consulting capabilities.


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