8(a) STARS II GWAC Award
The AMTIS-HeiTech (AH) Joint Venture (JV) announced today that it was awarded a Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) from the General Services Administration (GSA) for SBA Certified 8(a) businesses. AH received the award in four areas in both Constellation I and Constellation II including North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) functional areas: 541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services, 541512 – Computer Systems Design Services, 541513 – Computer Facilities Management Services, and 541519 – Other Computer Related Services. The 8(a) STARS II GWAC program has a five-year base with one five-year option. It has a $10 billion program ceiling and facilitates sole-source, also known as directed award, task orders up to $4 million each.
The 8(a) STARS II GWAC is designed to promote small business utilization when purchasing information technology (IT) services or IT services-based solutions for the federal government. This program is reserved exclusively for 8(a) small business concerns. Federal agencies can issue task orders under the $4 Million competitive threshold on a sole-source basis.
Benefits of using the GSA 8(a) STARS II GWAC include:
• 8(a) socioeconomic credit transferrable to the agency
• Access to prequalified 8(a) small, disadvantaged businesses
• Shortened procurement lead time
• A low contract access fee (0.75 percent) built into the ceiling prices
The AMTIS-HeiTech JV is an SBA approved JV under the 8(a) Mentor-Protégé program. The JV team includes AMTIS, Inc (protégé) located in Orlando FL (www.amtisinc.com) and HeiTech Services, Inc. (mentor). located in Landover MD (heitechservices.com). HeiTech Services, Inc. is a federal programs and technology solutions provider specializing in delivering Business Processing and Information Technology Services. AMTIS, Inc. provides professional and business processing services, leader development and training services leveraging technology-based solutions through a highly talented, knowledgeable, flexible, and credentialed workforce.
This award provides our JV an opportunity to rapidly support our Federal clients with a simpler method for procuring IT services through this efficient, flexible contracting vehicle.