8(a) STARS II is a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract engineered to provide cutting-edge technology solutions from award-winning 8(a) small businesses to federal agencies. Using 8(a) STARS II will enable you to access 8(a) firms through an established contract vehicle instead of traditional, open market methods – saving time and taxpayer money.
The scope of the 8(a) STARS II Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is centered on four functional areas (FAs), derived from the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS). The contract offers simple to complex IT service solutions such as: IT help desk support, information assurance, cyber-security, virtualization, IPV6, Web 2.0, and more.
The 8(a) STARS II GWAC is structured with two tiers, known as constellations. The constellation design is new to the 8(a) STARS II GWAC, and offers additional features and benefits. Constellation I includes prime contractors who are technically proficient and offer competitive pricing.
Constellation II prime contractors provide the same strengths as Constellation I, plus the added benefit of either a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level II+ Services or Development credential, or an ISO 9001:2000 or 9001:2008 credential.
Prior to issuing orders under 8(a) STARS II, federal contracting officers are required to receive training on the use of the 8(a) STARS II contract and be granted a written delegation of procurement authority from the GSA Small Business GWAC Center. Training is offered at no cost via:
8A STARS II Features and Benefits
Ryan Consulting Group, Inc. (RYAN) is an 8A STARS II Prime Contract Holder. RYAN professionals bring decades of diverse expertise in project management, software engineering, IT consulting, data management, and technical training. Projects are designed and managed by highly qualified professional engineers to ensure the most appropriate, cost-effective solution possible.
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Chief Information Officer Solutions & Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Small Business is a $20 billion, 10-year, Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) sponsored by the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) for IT services/solutions that can be used by any federal civilian or DoD agency to fulfill IT requirements and socioeconomic goals.
The scope of CIO-SP3 Small Business covers everything ITSM including cloud computing, security/cybersecurity, data center consolidation, biomedical information services, health IT, imaging, mobility solutions, software development, enterprise data management, systems engineering, identity and access management, ERP IT infrastructure, workforce management, capital planning and investment, and more.
Ryan Consulting Group, Inc. (RYAN) is a CIO-SP3-SB Prime Contract Holder. RYAN Team professionals bring decades of diverse expertise in project management, software engineering, IT consulting, data management, and technical training. Projects are designed and managed by highly qualified professional engineers to ensure the most appropriate, cost-effective solution possible.
Whether it’s implementing a business intelligence solution, developing a web-based application, or training clients to get the most out of their business intelligence tools, our experts work directly with our clients from the requirements phase to beyond the completion of the project to ensure long-term success. Benefits of utilizing RYAN's CIO-SP3-SB contract include:
RYAN’s CIO-SP3-SB Contract
The Electronic Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Accelerated and Simplified Tasks (eFAST) is the FAA's preferred contracting vehicle for small business contracts. eFAST streamlines the procurement process for all stakeholders using a web-based acquisition tool and automated workflows compliant with applicable FAA standards. eFAST supports the following contract types: Firm-Fixed Price, Cost Reimbursable, Time and Materials, Labor Hour and others as appropriate.
Note: The eFAST contracting vehicle is not a Government Wide Acquisition Vehicle (GWAC). It is for exclusive use of the FAA.
The Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) contracts provide the Air Force with a primary source of netcentric and IT products, services, and solutions. Use of the NETCENTS-2 contracts (except ITPS) is mandatory for Air Force organizations as the contracts are awarded.
The goal of the overall NETCENTS-2 program is to support missions that require voice, data, and video communications, information services, solutions, and products to deliver the right information, in the right format, to the right place, at the right time efficient in peace, effective in war, and ensuring success across the spectrum of operations. NETCENTS-2 supports the IT lifecycle to include legacy operational and sustainment activities, reengineering of legacy capabilities into target architectures and environments, and future service oriented capabilities. NETCENTS-2 is an enabler to meet Air Force IT transformation goals to allow for innovation with the ability to more rapidly provision and field capabilities. NETCENTS-2 enables the ability to segregate aspects of full system lifecycles into more granular components that can be composed into integrated capabilities for the warfighter. Furthermore, NETCENTS-2 enables different solution providers to participate over the course of the program lifecycle. For example, the solution providers for development may be different from those that accomplish deployment, operation, and support.
The NETCENTS-2 ID/IQ contracts will provide a wide range of IT Network-centric and Telephony products, services and solutions covering the full spectrum of netcentric operations and missions, including existing legacy infrastructure, networks, systems and operations as well as emerging requirements based on the AF Chief Information Officer’s (CIO’s) SOA construct. The contracts will provide Network-Centric Information Technology, Networking, and Security, Voice, Video and Data Communications, system solutions and services to satisfy the Combat Support (CS), Command and Control (C2), and Intelligence Reconnaissance and Surveillance (ISR) Air Force and Department of Defense (DoD) requirements worldwide. These contracts will provide users the capabilities to find, access, collaborate, fuse, display, manage, and store information on the Department of Defense (DoD) Global Information Grid (GIG). AF sites may include commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) National Security Systems (NSS), intelligence data handling equipment, C2 equipment, Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN), secure and non-secure video, voice and data systems, and/or mission equipment. The equipment processes information of varying security classifications and may include sites that are Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs).
All effort supported under this contract shall be provided in accordance with Department of Defense, United States Air Force, or DOD Intelligence Information Systems (DoDIIS), and National Security Agency standards as applicable to the task order. Efforts under this contract will support industry best practices when not proscribed by aforementioned standards.
NETCENTS-2 Acquisition Strategy
NETCENTS-2 consists of various related IDIQ contracts in an effort to meet the above-stated goals. There are functions where performance on one task order may limit, because of dependencies or type of activity (e.g., support to the Government), work on other task orders. Total solutions will potentially be composed of combinations of subsets of the contract. NETCENTS-2 comprises the following suite of contracts:
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SeaPort-e is the Navy's electronic platform for acquiring support services in 22 functional areas including Engineering, Financial Management, and Program Management. The Navy Systems Commands (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, SPAWAR, NAVFAC, and NAVSUP), the Office of Naval Research, Military Sealift Command, and the United States Marine Corps compete their service requirements amongst 2400+ SeaPort-e IDIQ multiple award contract holders. The SeaPort-e portal provides a standardized, efficient means of soliciting offers from amongst the diverse population of large and small businesses and their approved team members. All task orders are competitively solicited, awarded and managed using the SeaPort-e platform. Since nearly 85% of its contract–holders are small businesses, the SeaPort-e approach to acquiring services provides opportunity that fuels the Nation’s engine of job growth.
SeaPort Multiple Award Contracts (MACs) are designed to include all aspects of professional support services (SeaPort-I MAC) and Engineering, Technical, & Programmatic Support Services (SeaPort-e MAC) as required by the Virtual Systems Command, its related Program Executive Offices (PEOs) and field affiliates. These contracts are not intended to nor will they be used to procure any personal services or services which are inherently governmental.
Generally, SeaPort MACs provide vehicles to procure engineering, technical, programmatic, and professional support services for authorized users through all phases of ship and weapon system life cycle - technology development, concept exploration, design, specification development, construction/production, test and evaluation, certification, operation, maintenance, improvement/modernization, overhaul and refueling, salvage and disposal. The scope of the contracts also includes professional support services to assist in the development, review and execution of search and salvage, diving, underwater ship husbandry, and pollution control program areas.
The objective of the MACs is to provide government managers with timely high quality services for a reasonable price maximizing innovation and cost reduction initiatives. All Task Orders placed against a MAC contract must fall within the general scope defined in the basic MAC contracts. There are currently two sets of MACs, SeaPort (SeaPort-I) and SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e).
Ryan Consulting Group, Inc. (RYAN) is a Seaport-e Prime Contract Holder. RYAN professionals bring decades of diverse expertise in project management, software engineering, IT consulting, data management, and technical training. Projects are designed and managed by highly qualified professional engineers to ensure the most appropriate, cost-effective solution possible.
RYAN’s Seaport-e Contract