Unissant awarded 8(a) STARS II Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC)
August 1, 2011, Reston, Virginia – Unissant, Inc. (8a, SDB, CMMI Level 3) has been awarded the 8(a) STARS II Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC).
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 and has a five-year base with one five-year option. In addition, it has a $10 billion program ceiling and facilitates directed task orders up to $4 million each.
Unissant has been selected under Functional Area (FA) 1 – Custom Computer Programming Services; FA2 – Computer Systems Design Services; and FA3 – Computer Facilities Management Services. Unissant was selected based on cost and non-cost factors including the Contract Administration Plan (CAP), Marketing Action Plan (MAP), Past Performance, Price and Responsibility.
Commenting on the contract award, Manish Malhotra, President and CEO of Unissant said, “We have been anticipating this award for quite a while. We have heard and read many success stories about companies that have prospered by using this GWAC effectively. Unissant is ready to capitalize on this contracting vehicle and to leverage the streamlined procurement path to better serve our federal customers. We applaud government leaders for the foresight to bring contract vehicles like the 8(a) STARS II to assure small business continues to lead innovation in meeting government technology challenges.”