The General Services Administration, an independent agency of the United States government, was established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies. GSA supplies products and communications for U.S. government offices, provides transportation and office space to federal employees, and develops government-wide cost-minimizing policies and other management tasks.
The Best-in-Class 8(a) STARS III GWAC is a small business set-aside contract that provides flexible access to customized IT solutions from a large, diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners.
The 8(a) STARS III GWAC:
Expands capabilities for emerging technologies,
Supports both outside of the continental United States (OCONUS) and CONUS requirements,
Features limited protestability up to $10M, and offers expert guidance from the GSA team, including free scope review services and market research
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Geospatial Technical Support Services (GTSS) Department-Wide Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) provides capability for supporting programs throughout DHS with geospatial and common operating picture technology requirements. This includes delivering critical geospatial mission aid in the areas of emergency management of natural and manmade disasters, planning for National Special Security Events, support of border security, immigration and customs enforcement, maritime security and other law enforcement missions, and essential infrastructure protection such as contributing situational awareness capability to DHS Operations that rely on location-based technologies. The BPA provides a full range of geospatial technical support services including solutions engineering, system design and implementation, applications development, analytics and data processing activities, enterprise and technical architecture actions, operations and maintenance, and program and project management services. DHS requires access to these types of geospatial resources to produce maps of natural hazards such as floodplains, to assess critical infrastructure risk and vulnerabilities, to trace and monitor law enforcement activities and support reconnaissance operations in a wide range of scenarios. This BPA allows the DHS community an efficient and effective vehicle for contracting with proven, vetted resources for meeting geospatial missions..
The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Warfare Centers established the Seaport Enhanced (SeaPort-e) Multiple Award Contract (MAC). This contract vehicle utilizes a web-based, e-business procurement portal, to facilitate performance-based service acquisition, leverage buying power, improve business intelligence, and reduce cycle time. The ordering community of SeaPort-e has expanded to include all Virtual Systems Command (SYSCOM) activities. Other activities, including the Military Sealift Command, Strategic Systems Programs, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and the United States Marine Corps have also chosen to use SeaPort-e.