PLEASANT HILL, CA, July 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Textmunication Holdings, Inc. (OTC PINK: TXHD; OTC PINK: TXHDD), a cloud-based mobile SMS and RCS marketing platform provider, announces Aspire Consulting Group LLC (“Aspire”) has been awarded a prime contract with the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE). Textmunication has a minority stake in Aspire, an IT Services consulting firm located in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Aspire was placed on the multi-award IT Consulting and Technical Support Services Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) for a period of three years plus the possibility of two additional option years. The new contract kicks-off in July and presents Aspire its first prime contract vehicle. Aspire was awarded in all 10 Functional Areas:

Functional Area 1 - Enterprise Service Provider (ESP)
Functional Area 2 - Web & Internet Systems
Functional Area 3 - Electronic Document Management
Functional Area 4 - Software Engineering
Functional Area 5 - Systems Management & Maintenance
Functional Area 6 - Information System Security
Functional Area 7 - Application Service Provider
Functional Area 8 - IT Auditing, Testing & QA Service
Functional Area 9 - IT Management Consulting Services
Functional Area 10 - Documentation/Technical Writing

This contract provides MHBE with the flexibility of obtaining IT resources quickly and efficiently by issuing Task Order Requests for Proposals (TORFP) or Requests for Resumes (RFR) specific to MHBE’s needs. The goal of the MHBE is to make health coverage affordable and more accessible for Marylanders. The agency is responsible for Maryland Health Connection, the state’s health insurance marketplace, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). MHBE works with Maryland Department of Health, Maryland Insurance Administration, Department of Human Services and stakeholders statewide.

MARYLAND THINK PROGRAM

Aspire was also selected as a subcontractor on the Maryland Total Human-Services Information Network (THINK) Agile SCRUM Team Resources program. MD THINK is a new shared health and human services platform – a system of modular, interconnected components, a common data repository, shared service elements and resources, and mission specific applications capable of supporting multiple programs and missions. Aspire has it first consultant starting on this program this month. The MD THINK Agile Scrum Team Resources program is a three year contract.

Aspire is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Aspire has spent the past two years building its contract portfolio of both federal and state contracts with emphasis on Healthcare IT and IT Services.

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About Aspire Consulting Group LLC

Aspire Consulting Group LLC, a Maryland-based IT Services firm with headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland, specializes in innovative IT and Health IT solutions in Federal, State and Commercial programs.

Aspire delivers cutting-edge solutions with purpose, sound judgement, vision and investment value. We team with global leaders leveraging our core competencies in Engineering Services, Cyber Security, Systems Integration, Cloud Migration, Software Development, Health IT and Business Process Reengineering. Aspire partners with leading Digital Transformation experts, Healthcare innovators, Technology integrators and Engineering leaders as we continue leveraging our offerings to mission-critical Federal, State and Commercial programs. 

Aspire is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) by the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs - Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE). Aspire is active with the Maryland Small Business Reserve (SBR) program. Several System Integrators have chosen Aspire as strategic partners due to our flexible approach, competitive business model and ability to apply quality staff resources on mission-critical programs. To learn more about Aspire, visit our website at www.aspire.consulting

About Textmunication Holdings, Inc.

Textmunication Holdings, Inc. (“TXHD”) (“TXHDD”) is a leading mobile marketing solution provider helping thousands of clients across North America improve engagement, retention and loyalty with their members. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Textmunication leverages its dynamic SMS software platform delivering robust APIs and integrated mobile marketing solutions in markets such as health and fitness, beauty salons, sporting events, hospitality, entertainment and digital marketing firms. The company’s new software platform named “Smart Automated Messaging” (SAM) - provides a powerful non-intrusive and valued-added engagement tool capable of delivering more than one billion SMS per month. CIOReview Magazine honored Textmunication as one of the “Top 20 Most Promising Digital Marketing Solution Providers” in its annual 2018 edition. Textmunication offers cutting-edge technology with upcoming solutions such as Rich Communication Services (RCS). Textmunication was chosen as an early adopter of RCS by a​ leading SMS aggregator which will create a paradigm shift in the text messaging world with rich images, videos, chat box features and multi-media in a single text. Textmunication is minority owner of Aspire Consulting Group LLC, a government consulting firm located in the Washington, D.C. area. To learn more about Textmunication, visit our website at www.textmunication.com 

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Contact:
Wais Asefi, CEO
Textmunication Holdings, Inc.
(800) 677-7003
wais@textmunication.com