August 29, 2017 – Gunnison Awarded Contract to Continue Geographic Update Partnership Software


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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.