QTC Medical Services, a subsidiary of Leidos, has been awarded four prime contracts by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue to provide medical disability examinations for the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA).
The value of the contracts could rise to US$7 billion, if all options are exercised in the multiple award, fixed-unit-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity agreement.
The contract has a one-year base period with nine option years.
“Our veterans deserve an expedient, efficient and reliable system to provide medical disability examinations,” said QTC senior vice president Grant Kim.
“We have a long history of supporting the VA – 20 years and over 7 million exams – and are honoured they’ve entrusted us to continue to provide these important services for our veterans.”
The agreement is in addition to the previous award of VBA's "only nationwide contract supporting disability examinations for separating and retiring Department of Defense Servicemembers".
The contract awards are part of VA's drive to improve disability examination experiences for veterans through an "efficient and streamlined process", with the new process set to ensure national and international coverage of examination requirements meet veterans' needs.
QTC said it will "apply its more than 35 years of expertise in providing high-quality, technology-driven exam solutions to continue to provide the VBA with medical disability examination services under the new contracts".
The Leidos company will use its customised operational workflow to "manage operations and help VA achieve efficiency and accuracy goals".