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GSA IT Schedule 70

The General Services Administration (GSA) Information Technology (IT) Schedule 70 is the largest and most widely used acquisition vehicle in the Federal Government. It is a Multiple Award Schedule which grants agencies direct access to commercial experts who can thoroughly address the needs of the government IT community. All agencies within the Federal government can use GSA Schedule Contracts. IT Schedule 70 contract delivers federal, state, and local customer agencies the tools and expertise needed to shorten procurement cycles, ensure compliance, and obtain the best value for innovative technology products, services, and solutions. GSA IT Schedule 70 awards contracts through Special Item Numbers (SINs).

Tkacz’s IT Schedule 70 contract includes the following SIN awards:

    SIN 132-51: Information Technology Professional Services – Includes resources and facilities management, database planning and design, systems analysis and design, network services, programming, conversion and implementation support, network services project management, data/records management, and other services relevant to 29CFR541.400.

Under SIN 132-51 we are able to provide the following IT-related professional services:

  • IT facility operation and maintenance
  • IT systems development services
  • Automated information systems design and integration services
  • Programming services
  • IT backup and security services
  • IT data conversion services
  • IT network management services
  • Automated news services, data services, or other information services
  • Other information technology services, not elsewhere classified
  • IT systems analysis services

IT Schedule 70 gives federal agencies the ability to use a single contract to procure simple to complex fixed-price or labor hour IT professional services. When using IT Schedule 70 to acquire the professional services, agencies can:

  • Use simplified acquisition procedures to issue a Request for Quotation (RFQ) using either your agency’s solicitation system or GSA’s eBuy solicitation system, or issue an RFQ directly to contractors using your agency’s procedures.
  • Allow unique Contractor Team Arrangements to bring a wide variety of industry partners to the negotiating table.
  • Customize terms and conditions in task orders – or through Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) – to meet specific requirements.
  • Be assured that required FAR terms and conditions are incorporated into the contract.
  • Ensure adequate participation by small businesses, including setting aside RFQs for various socioeconomic subgroups.
  • Save time by using the streamlined procurement procedures of FAR Subpart 8.4.

Tkacz Engineering GSA IT Schedule 70 Price Sheet: GS-35F-287CA

Point of Contact:
Contracts Chief, Mandy Zenhari

State Contracts:

    N.C. IT Staff Augmentation
    S.C. IT Staff Augmentation

Other:

    NATO International Competitive Bidding (ICB) Program

Info:

    NATO ICB requires that qualified firms be nominated to the bidders list by their governments. In order to participate in the NATO ICB program, the US Department of Commerce (Bureau of Industry & Security) requires a one-time application. The application requires supporting documentation in the form of 1) a company resume indicating contracts completed as a prime contractor and 2) an annual report or set of financial documents indicating compilation, review, or audit by an independent CPA.

Tkacz Engineering LLC was admitted into the NATO ICB program in June 2017.

For more information regarding the NATO ICB program, contact Ms. Lee Ann Carpenter.

HUBZone Certification

Tkacz Engineering is an SBA-Certified HUBZone business with registration details as follows:

Date of Certification: 2 Jan 2015

Registration Number: 52400

The HUBZone Program

The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. The program was enacted into law as part of the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997 and is operated by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Three percent of all Federal prime contract dollars is targeted to HUBZone-certified businesses. Companies are required to be a small business by SBA standards, be owned and controlled at least 51% by U.S. citizen, located within a HUBZone area, and at least 35% of the company’s employees have to reside in a HUBZone.

Information for Contract Officers 

A contracting officer can determine what type of contract to use when awarding to a HUBZone certified company:

  • Competitive HUBZone Set-Aside Contract: can be awarded if the contracting officer has a reasonable expectation that at least two responsible HUBZone small businesses will submit offers and that the resulting contract can be awarded at a fair market price.
  • Sole Source HUBZone Contract: can be awarded if the contracting officer does not have a reasonable expectation that two or more qualified HUBZone small businesses will submit offers, determines that the qualified HUBZone small business is responsible, and determines that the contract can be awarded at a fair price. The government estimate cannot exceed $5.5 million for manufacturing requirements or $3.5 million for all other requirements.
  • Full and Open Competition Contract: can be awarded with a price evaluation preference for HUBZone firms. The offer of the HUBZone small business will be considered lower than the offer of a non-HUBZone/non-small business-providing that the offer of the HUBZone small business is not more than 10 percent higher.

Tkacz Engineering can support federal agency requirements for software development services as a HUBZone small business.

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