Just months after winning the Domestic-State Technical Administrative Management Professional Services (D-STAMPS) contract, the Columbia-based Kenjya-Trusant Group is supplying dozens of expert workers to carry out the mission of the U.S. Department of State (DoS).
In February, Kenjya-Trusant began work as the sole Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) prime contractor on D-STAMPS — a single award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract that was initially awarded at a $103 million ceiling, with a lifespan of five years.
Under the terms of the contract, Kenjya-Trusant will provide contract employees to deliver a wide range of services in Department of State offices throughout the Continental United States.
Placing those contractor employees to provide support to Department of State employees is proceeding at a rapid pace. In the first six months of the contract, Kenjya-Trusant received more than 214 Task Order Requests for Proposals (TORPs) that requested anywhere from one to 15 contractor employees per TORP. Filling positions with incumbents who are currently contracted through other companies, or individuals referred by the DoS must be completed within five business days. If Kenjya-Trusant has to recruit an employee to fill a position, the company aims to complete that process within 12 business days.
“We are moving fast every single day on this contract,” said Richard Kubu, a Principal with The Kenjya-Trusant Group.
Robust human resources, recruiting, finance and project management practices are key to successfully delivering on D-STAMPS requirements, Kubu said. The project team, he added, maintains a Corporate Application Tracking System, updates its detailed tracking of D-STAMPS TORPs daily, and conducts a one-hour huddle every weekday about ongoing D-STAMPS work.
Kenjya-Trusant, which began in 2016 with about 60 employees, expects to grow to more than 300 employees by early next year, largely due to D-STAMPS. Consequently, the company is also redoubling its efforts to stay closely connected with all of its employees, even though they are scattered throughout client sites. Those efforts include regular, direct contact with Kenjya-Trusant principals and executives, and regular gatherings in the District of Columbia of Kenjya-Trusant employees working in the National Capital Region.