US Census Bureau Awards Multi-Million Dollar Contract to Woman-Owned Gunnison Consulting Group
September 19th, 2017 - by Gunnison Consulting Group | Share on:
Gunnison Consulting Group, an Alexandria-based woman-owned small business, is pleased to announce that it has received a 6-year, $4 million contract from the U.S. Census Bureau to expand their Geographic Update Partnership Software (GUPS).
The contract scope covers the Census Bureau's 2020 Census Count Question Resolution Program, 2020 Census Count Review Operation, the Geographic Area Reconciliation Program, the 2020 Census New Construction Program, the Participant Statistical Areas Program, Public Use Microdata Areas, and the School District Review Program. Gunnison will support the design, development, and testing of GUPS to support these new partnership programs through August 2023.
Gunnison has an extensive history of GIS software development and related activities on a number of major projects for the Census Bureau including the current GUPS work which received the 2016 Bronze Medal Award for its intuitive design.
Gunnison supported the initial design and development of GUPS starting in October 2014 which leverages the open source QGIS framework, which has proven to be a cost effective, efficient solution for the geographic partnership program participants. Geographic program participants using GUPS have praised the software's intuitive design for all levels of GIS users.
The success that our team has achieved in all our Census Bureau projects, including the GUPS project, has been the direct result of our close partnership and collaboration with the Census Bureau over the past 22 years.
About Gunnison Consulting Group, Inc.
Gunnison Consulting Group, Inc. is a woman owned small business with a 20-year history of strong project performance in the development and implementation of advanced IT systems, providing software engineering, integration and architecture services, executing manual and automated system testing, and tackling the most ambitious survey research data collection efforts, including projects such as the only national statistical study of the health of Americans and the massive decennial census. Gunnison development expertise includes mobile applications, content management systems, GIS applications, record linkage solutions, data warehouses, and survey information systems. Gunnison has had extensive experience partnering with clients in the adoption of an Agile Methodology for software development. We have taken clients who have no background in agile development to fully integrated agile project teams using DevOps, continuous integration and automated testing.