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About The Summerill Group, LLC

We negotiate fixed price contracts, cost reimbursement contracts, and intergovernmental service agreements between local county governments and the Federal government. We research and analyze the federal bed-space market in your jurisdiction, and then develop a plan to lease your jail bed-space to U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). We prepare and submit your proposal to the Federal government, and then partner with you to negotiate new higher per diem rates.

The Summerill Group, LLC
1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

Our Team

Joseph Summerill is the Managing Principal Director of The Summerill Group, LLC. Joe specializes in working with the Department of Justice’s BOP, USMS and the Department of Homeland Security’s ICE.  Before entering the private sector, Mr. Summerill was the chief contracts attorney for the DOJ’s Federal Bureau of Prisons, advising the agency on various commercial issues, including the negotiation, award, and administration of contracts and Intergovernmental Service Agreements for prison services and construction.  Joe has over fifteen years in experience negotiating Federal government contracts.

Michele Sharpe is the Executive Director of The Summerill Group, LLC.  Michele specializes in the submission and negotiation of proposals for both Intergovernmental Service Agreement and procurement contracts with BOP, USMS and ICE.  She is an expert in the rules and regulations, including A-87 Cost Principals, governing the calculation of federal per diem rates based on allowable and allowable jail and law enforcement operating costs. Michele is also well versed in wage and benefit rates both under collective bargaining agreements and the Department of Labor Wage Determination.  Finally, Ms. Sharpe also serves as the Office Manager for The Summerill Group, LLC.

Robyn Green is a Director and Senior Business Analysis for The Summerill Group, LLC.  She holds both a Bachelors in Business Administration and a Masters of Accountancy from American InterContinental University, and specializes in cost accounting.  Robyn prepares and submits proposals for Intergovernmental Service Agreement and procurement contracts with BOP, USMS and ICE, assisting our clients develop strategic negotiating positions.  She lives with her family outside Pittsburg, PA.