Knowesis, Inc. (Knowesis) was awarded short list positioning to serve federal agencies with their information technology (IT) needs under the General Services Administration (GSA) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services (STARS) III contract.
STARS III is a multiple-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (MA-ID/IQ) contract designed to provide federal agencies with innovative IT services-based solutions from award-winning 8(a) small businesses.
“Using 8(a) STARS III enables federal agencies access to 8(a) firms through an established contract vehicle instead of traditional open-market methods – saving time and taxpayer money,” said John Broughton, Knowesis Director of Business Development. “Knowesis supported five IT engagements providing innovative solutions to several federal agencies over the last several years. We look forward to supporting more agencies’ IT requirements through STARS III engagements.”
STARS III was awarded to small, disadvantaged prime contractors participating in the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Businesses Development program. 8(a) businesses are those “owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.”
The 10-year contract will build on the preceding STARS II by focusing more on emerging technologies and performance outside of the continental United States (OCONUS), GSA stated in a recent announcement. With the available monies at $50 billion, STARS III is more than twice the size of STARS II, which has a $22 billion ceiling after the GSA recently raised it from $15 billion.
Knowesis is a Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), providing a full range of professional consulting services to federal and state government agencies to include Scientific and Medical Research, Computational Sciences, Information Management, Technology and Security, Operations and Management, Policy and Program Evaluation, and Strategic Communications. We currently support multiple entities within the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, and the National Institutes of Health.
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