HERNDON, VA – KHS Technologies, a Karsun Solutions and Mindcubed 8(a) Mentor-Protege Joint Venture, announced it was awarded a spot on the Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services III (STARS III) contract by the General Services Administration (GSA). A Best-in-Class (BIC), government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC), STARS III has a $50 billion ceiling over up to eight years. This second wave of awardees adds over 500 small businesses to the pool of vendors. The vehicle is designed to increase agency access to emerging technology via small businesses.
The STARS III GWAC saves time and money by reducing procurement lead time. Federal agencies may sole-source task orders up to the 8(a) competitive threshold. It is a pre-competed, easy-to-use contract with streamlined ordering procedures based on FAR 16.505. Under the GWAC there are no protests on orders under $10 million, except on the grounds that the order increases the scope, period or maximum value of the GWAC.
Leveraging exceptionally qualified 8(a) small-business industry partners, STARS III gives agencies quick access to emerging technology such as machine learning/artificial intelligence and robotic process automation (RPA). Through STARS III task orders agencies may now access experts in the Karsun Innovation Center, Karsun’s CMMI V2.0 Level 5 (DEV) methodology GoLean and MindCubed’s GRID™ enterprise-scale Big Data platform. From quickstart Cloud Runways toolkits to full data engineering solutions agencies may use STARS III to rapidly introduce emerging technology from KHS.
The simple five-step ordering process is outlined at https://www.gsa.gov/technology/technology-purchasing-programs/governmentwide-acquisition-contracts/8a-stars-iii
- Attend training
- Request a delegation of procurement authority
- Issue the task order
- Report contract actions
- Review past performance
To learn more, download the KHS Technologies GSA 8(a) STARS III Fact Sheet.
About KHS Technologies
KHS Solutions, LLC is an SBA approved 8(a) Mentor Protégé Joint Venture between Karsun Solutions (Mentor) and Mindcubed (Protégé). Karsun Solutions is a fast-growing enterprise modernization firm delivering modern software development, cloud and data solutions. Mindcubed is an SBA 8(a) certified information technology software and services company headquartered in the District of Columbia.
About Karsun Solutions
Karsun Solutions modernizes enterprise systems enabling agencies to make the next technological advancement their next opportunity to elevate mission capability. IT solutions from Karsun are tailored to meet agencies’ unique needs and optimize operations. These solutions adapt and stay relevant to current trends while using secure, digital architecture built to last. It is a proven modernization partner whose expertise elevates agency capabilities and ensures every next opportunity is within reach.
Mindcubed thrives on and excels at delivering creative quality solutions quickly and cost-effectively in the areas of Big Data Analytics, Mobile Apps Development, Agile Systems Engineering, and Cybersecurity. Mindcubed’s GRID™ software offering is a cloud and mobile enabled, enterprise-scale Big Data platform. GRID provides a unique combination of agile analytics, business compliance, and statistical simulation capabilities, enabling organizations to understand trends, predict outcomes and make data-driven decisions. Mindcubed is appraised at CMMI Level 3 DEV and its Quality Management System (QMS) MindPROVE is ISO 9001:2015 certified.