ActioNet, Inc. announced today the award of a General Services Administration (GSA) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services II (8(a) STARS II) Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) Contract. The 8(a) STARS II GWAC has a five-year base period with a single five-year option period, a $10B contract ceiling and is comprised of two constellations (tiers) based on industry accreditations. Constellation I includes industry partners with competitive pricing and technical proficiency. Constellation II adds an additional industry credential including CMMI and/or ISO 9001. Each of the 8(a) STARS II constellations includes four functional areas designated by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). These NAICS functional areas are: (1) 541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services, 2) 541512 – Computer Systems Design Services, 3) 541513 — Computer Facilities Management Services, and 4) 541519 – Other Computer Related Services.
About GSA 8(a) STARS II
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. The 8(a) STARS II program is reserved exclusively for qualifying certified 8(a) small business concerns as the prime contractors per Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 19.8.
The benefits of 8(a) STARS II to utilizing agencies include the following:
- 8(a) socioeconomic credit transferrable to the agency
- Pre-competed, easy to use contracts
- Access to proven 8(a) small business technology providers
- Shortened procurement lead time
- Directed Order Authority: Directed task orders up to $4 million each are allowed for federal civilian and Department of Defense activities
- A low user access fee (0.75 percent) built into contractor’s ceiling prices
About ActioNet, Inc.
ActioNet, Inc., headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, is a SEI CMMI® Level 3, ISO 20000, ISO 9001:2008, 8(a) and woman-owned IT Services Firm with strong qualifications and expertise in Program Management, Infrastructure Solutions, Information Assurance, Software Engineering and IT Business Governance. As a process-oriented company, ActioNet also follows the Project Management Institute (PMI) methodology as well as Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) standards. ActioNet has outstanding past performance, as evidenced by our “Exceeds Customer Expectations” rating from Dun & Bradstreet and a 92 out of 100 rating from Open Ratings. ActioNet holds the highest 3A1 Financial Rating from Dun & Bradstreet. ActioNet was named one of Virginia’s Fantastic 50 winners in 2011 for the eighth year in a row. For more information, please visit our website at www.actionet.com
Michelle Barnes, Marketing Department, 703-204-0090 Ext.102, BD@actionet.com