The Department of Transportation (DOT) used General Services Administration's (GSA) “professional services” schedule in conducting a competitive procurement process to select an independent organization to perform a cultural assessment of the USMMA. The specific GSA schedule used, “integrated consulting services”, contains several hundred companies with the desired professional expertise ideally suited for the purpose of a cultural assessment. Quotations from interested companies were received mid-September 2016, and DOT convened a Technical Evaluation Panel to conduct in depth evaluations. In addition to DOT personnel, the selection committee was comprised of two external people with knowledge of SASH issues. Upon the Technical Evaluation Panel’s recommendation, the company was selected.