Ajanta Consulting Acquired by Chenega Corporation

December 3, 2018


Chenega Corporation is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska and bases its Medical Services Division in San Antonio, Texas. The division is part of the Environmental, Healthcare, and Facilities Strategic Business Unit under the Leadership of Mr. Leonard Karge, President, and Mr. Ted Terrazas, Senior Vice President of Medical Services. In October 2018, Chenega acquired Austin-based Ajanta Consulting, LLC, an Information Technology company providing Accounting and Financial support services to the Government. In November, Ajanta Consulting, moved its corporate offices to San Antonio. Moving the company to San Antonio aligns the business management and leadership to the Chenega regional headquarters located there. The acquisition fills a strategic capability for Chenega to provide financial and accounting services to the government . This 8(a), Small Disadvantaged (SDB), and Texas Historically Underutilized (HUB) company is under the leadership of Mr. Anil Patel, the former owner.

Ajanta’s IT Services include Business Process Analysis and Engineering,; IT Transformation & Governance; Comprehensive Full-cycle Change Management Support Project Management; Software Development; ERP Implementation; and Security Administration and Audit Services. These services support Financial Management and Accounting Agencies that include, Financial Management, Accounting Services, Budgetary, and Accounting Support Functions. Ajanta is in the hunt for top talent!

Ajanta Consulting Awarded Work with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

August 28, 2015

Ajanta Consulting won a contract to provide IT project management oversight to the State of Texas Agency respnsible for ensuring 60% of Texans attain a college degree by 2030.  Ajanta will provide project oversight to the Information Services and Solutions Group.

  • In charge of managing project development tasks via use of Innotas Agile project portfolio management system
  • Managing phase development via SCRUM methodology
  • Concurrently managing a team of developers, DBA’s, and business analysts in requirements gathering and implementation of the following application development and technology projects
        Migration of the State of Texas Loans system HELMS to a VBNET solution with a SQL Server backend
        Custom ColdFusion web application for recording and tracking of Fraudulent Education Institutions
        Implementation of a custom ColdFusion application management, user management, and sign on system
        Custom .NET portal system used to track institutional accountability
       Implementation of new Identity Access Management system and Microsoft Azure product line
    o    Conducting exploratory requirements gathering and process documentation for transition to State of Texas enterprise CAPPS ERP solution

Ajanta has recently converted this work to a DIR ITSAC award as a result of its contract win with the State of Texas.

Ajanta Consulting and ASJV Awarded Coveted Navy SSP Financial Management Support Contract

The Ajanta Consulting joint venture company ASJV has been awarded a prime contract after responding to a solicitation by the US Navy's Strategic Systems Program.  ASJV was selected after a proposal process to be the prime contractor for the SP13 Financial Management Support Contract.  In support of this contract Ajanta will be providing the following services:

  • Assist comptroller and program management offices in budgetary supports
  • Cost management and fund control approvals via advanced data analytics
  • Funds control and execution process and gap analysis
  • Development/support of financial management software applications
  • Institution of systematic controls to full audit compliance and readiness
  • Program/project management support in the areas of allotments and funding
  • Appropriation accounting and analysis
  • Budget control and execution
  • Fund, audit, and cost tracking reporting and analysis
  • Travel management

This is ASJV's first Prime Federal contract with the Navy.  This is Ajanta's second contract with the Navy.  Ajanta will serve as a subcontractor to ASJV. Ajanta is teaming with Spry Methods as well as Systems Planning and Analysis to provide contractor support. This is multiyear engagement that concludes in 2020, with a five year option following 2020.

SBA Approves Ajanta Consulting and Spry Methods Joint Venture Company

The SBA has formally approved a joint venture company called ASJV.  With the approval of this JV Ajanta and Spry can jointly pursue prime contracts as well as 8(a) contracts.  Via the JV each company can use it's combined credentials to prove experience and fulfill requirements for each contract proposed on.

The joint venture company comes after Ajanta and Spry had agreed to a partnership and Ajanta earned it's 8(a) status in late 2013.  Both companies will look to still continue individual contracts and jointly pursue those that require strengths of both companies.

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Systems Planning and Analysis Selects Ajanta Consulting as Software Developer for US Navy

Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA) one of the largest privately held government contractors in the DC metropolitan area has recently contracted Ajanta Consulting after a proposal process to develop custom database software for one of their clients.  

The US Navy Strategic Systems Program has consistently used complex Excel workbooks and spreadsheets to track their funds control and execution information.  The capacity and capabilities of Excel began to be pushed to its limits, so SPA sought a better solution.  Ajanta chose a simple and eloquent database solution that has a simple user interface with powerful algorithims and validation controls to eliminate repetitive entry and manual calculations.

Ajanta is developing on an accelerated timeline to accomodate the needs of SPA and the Navy and hopes to continue the relationship and provie support and enhancements as necessary.

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Ajanta Consulting Chosen as Prime Contractor for US Navy Transportation and Logistics Contract

After responding to a solicitation by the US Navy's Strategic Systems Program, Ajanta Consulting was selected after a a proposal process to be the prime contractor for the SP206 Transportation and Logistics contract.

This is Ajanta's first Prime Federal contract with the Navy as a part of the SBA 8(a) program.  Ajanta is teaming with Spry Methods to provide contractor support.  Ajanta also will provide its own personnel on this multiyear engagement that concludes in 2016.  Ajanta will have an opportunity to recompete the contract at it's conclusion.

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Ajanta Consulting Chosen to Subcontract on Navy Contract

Ajanta Consulting has been chosen as the primary subcontractor on the US Navy Strategic Systems Program SP13 contract.  This contract is currently primed by Spry Methods in order to serve the commands comptroller as the main arm of Financial Management Services.  This accounting and budgetary support employs several highly qualified consultants to serve the high volume of financial data and reporting demands that are required.

Ajanta will also employ Systems Planning and Analysis as a subcontractor to help the command's needs.  Ajanta's contract will continue until early 2015.

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Spry Methods selects Ajanta Consulting as 8(a) Partner

Spry Methods and Ajanta Consulting have agreed to a partnership that would pair the two companies in future 8(a) opportunities.  Spry Methods is a consulting and professional services company based in Crystal City, Virginia.  Spry specializes in utilizing its deep industrial knowledge in it's support of federal government agencies.

Spry has a large group of talented and experienced professionals that drive the results driven environment that makes it one of the best places to work in Washington DC in 2014 as named by the Washington Post.

With this partnership the companies hope to pursue various 8(a) contracts including several that will boost the growth and potential of both firms.



Ajanta Consulting Receives SBA 8(a) Status

After a rigorous application and proposal process Ajanta Consulting has received the Small Business Association's (SBA) 8(a) status.  The SBA has established the 8(a) certification for the purpose of assisting small businesses that are classified as historically disadvantaged to do business with federal government agencies.

This program allows these small businesses to compete with their larger counterparts.  This allows certified business to receive sole source contracts and to form joint ventures to bid on contracts.

Roughly 23% of federal cr ontracts are site aside to these 8(a) certified businesses.

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Texas Department of Transportation Select Ajanta Consulting as ERP Security Integrator

After it's recent HUB status certification Ajanta pursued and was awarded a contract through Cooper Consulting to provide Security Administration services to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

TxDOT is is undergoing one of the largest PeopleSoft ERP implementations in US history to integrate the current Human Capital Management (HCM), Financial Supply Chain management (FSCM), and Enterprise Learning Management (ELM) systems.  Ajanta will serve as the primary security administrator for the implementation and established a system of controls and measures to assist in audit readiness.  Additionally, Ajanta will be a critical player in change management by conducting the role mapping for the entire organization.

With this opportunity Ajanta is looking forward to expanding into future work with the State of Texas as well as TxDOT.

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Ajanta Consulting earns Texas HUB Status

Ajanta Consulting recently applied and received its State of Texas Historically Utilized Business (HUB) status.  With this certification Ajanta will have access to roughly 25% of projects that other firms that do not have the status.

Ajanta has recently become more involved in state agency projects. The State of Texas is experiencing explosive growth, and quite a budget surplus that is allowing State Agencies to accomplish several IT related needs they have had for quite some time. Consider the following:

  • State will have a jaw-dropping 10.4 billion to spend in 2014-2015
  • In 2013 Texas spent a whopping 2.4 billion on professional services
  • In 2012 Texas spent 2.8 billion on Technology a steady peak growth from 2007 at just 2 billion. This is 3.3% of Texas's total expenditures
  • $553 million of the above was spent on contract services
  • Comparatively the federal government spend $74 billion on IT expenditures, however roughly 25% of which is mismanaged spending

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