Science and Health Policy Consulting Consortium (SHPCC)

Government agencies depend on the skills, expertise, and knowledge of skilled consultants and contractors to help accomplish their missions. Ripple Effect has created a path for those agencies to access high-quality, credentialed and niche science and health policy experts.

Many consultants and small companies lack the past performance, business development expertise, and resources necessary to access and navigate the complexities of government contracting. Ripple Effect has established the Science and Health Policy Consulting Consortium (SHPCC) to address that gap—by using our resources to bring together and build a community of independent science, science policy and health policy consultants. Together, SHPCC members will share knowledge, skills, and expertise as a unified network to solve the biggest challenges of government agencies.

WHY JOIN SHPCC?

  • Want to do more business with the federal government?
    Join our consortium to market your expertise, grow your business, and support crucial missions of federal agencies.
  • Is your subject matter expertise desirable to government agencies but you don’t have access to contracting vehicles?
    Work with government clients via Ripple Effect’s contracting mechanisms and deep networks.
  • Seeking the collaboration and cooperation of a larger company?
    Join a community of small businesses, boutique companies, and independent consultants, supported by Ripple Effect’s resources and infrastructure.
  • Want to help shape a new community of science and health policy experts?
    Become an inaugural member and help influence where SHPCC can make its biggest impact.

WHO CAN JOIN?

Independent consultants and small or ‘boutique’ businesses (<5 employees) who are:

  • Based in the general Washington DC Metro (DMV) area
  • Have past experience working with the federal government (as a contractor, former employee, or consultant)
  • Have subject matter expertise in one of our target areas

WHAT ARE OUR TARGET AREAS OF EXPERTISE?

  • Health Policy
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Science Policy​
  • Biomedical Research
  • Scientific Research​
  • Marine and Aviation​
  • Fisheries​
  • Ocean Services​
  • Weather
  • Environmental Satellite Data/Information Systems​
  • Environmental Health
  • Grants Policy and Management​
  • Health Communications
  • Science Writing
  • Public Health​
  • Bioterrorism​
  • Diversity in STEM​
  • Scientific Peer Review

ARE THERE MEMBERSHIP FEES?

  • $100 Annual SHPCC Membership Fee
  • We are waiving the first year’s fee for inaugural SHPCC members as a thank you for helping us to establish this unique consortium
  • Fees will be reduced or waived if a member works on a Ripple Effect contract during that calendar year

WHAT IF I DON’T MEET THE CRITERIA?

We still want to meet you! Reach out to us via the contact information below and we’ll explore how we can work together to meet your needs.

Ways to Work with Us

GSA Schedules:
Visit our Government page to learn about Ripple Effect’s contract vehicles

Agency-Specific Contracts:
Reach out to us! Email SHPCC@rippleeffect.com and let’s discuss your goals.

Contact

Jessica Escobedo, PhD
Director of Science Policy
626-354-1102
jescobedo@rippleeffect.com