Rapid, Acquisition Vehicle Offers Sole Source Options under $4 Million
Washington DC – June 13, 2017 – NextStep Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce its award of the 8(a) STARS II Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). This broad and flexible contract vehicle will make it easy for NextStep’s Defense and Federal customers to exercise rapid contracting actions, including sole source.
STARS II is a pre-competed, small business set-aside, multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ), 10 year, information technology (IT) contract (five year base, plus one five year option) GS-00Q17-GWD2217. It draws from a large, diverse pool of industry partners. The small businesses on the contract were competitively selected and have been closely vetted by GSA officials to ensure they are qualified and deserve GSA’s “stamp of approval.”
NextStep specializes in delivering custom IT solutions and services. It has significant expertise and proven performance in the areas of: World Leading Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Enterprise Resource Management (ERP), Customer Relationship Management/Help Desk (CRM), and Business Intelligence/Reporting (BI) from SAP (GFEBS, GCSS-Army, LMP, Navy ERP…), Oracle (DEAMS, GCSS-MC, IPPS-A…) and Microsoft (Dynamics, Sharepoint…) along with DoD legacy systems, Business Analytics/Big Data Solutions, Program Management and Customer Support-related Services for new and modernizing IT programs.
Based on Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637 and FAR 19.8), STARS II task orders under the $4 million competitive threshold may be awarded on a sole-source basis (also referred to as a Direct Order). The current STARS II base option can be exercised through August 30, 2021, and order performance may go through August 30, 2024.
Additional information about this contract vehicle is available at the GSA 8(a) STARS II Website. The site includes an Ordering Guide and step-by-step procedures. For more information about NextStep Technology service offerings and capabilities, and how to access them, please contact us with your requirements, and we will help guide you through the process.
About NextStep Technology, Inc.
Since 1997 NextStep Technology, Inc. has been recognized as an expert in providing business and technology solutions for its customers with Business Intelligence and Analytics, Mobile App Development, Social Media Analytics, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, Budgetary Resources (SBR) Audit Readiness, Financial Improvement, Audit Readiness (FIAR) and IT Portfolio Management.
Our COTS software experience includes Business Intelligence tools such as Microsoft BI, Oracle OBIEE Tools, Oracle BI, Hyperion, SAP BI, Cognos BI and Army ERP financial and logistics systems such as SAP GFEBS, Navy SAP N-ERP and Oracle DEAMS. Over our past 20 years, we have supported well over 150 customers worldwide (CONUS & OCONUS including contingent areas) and have experience processing SOFA and SPOT accounts.
Our objective is to bring private sector experience, methodologies and to deliver strategic solutions that add significant value and cost efficiency to the government.
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