Conceras is competitively priced with a track record of excellent performance across broad-based engineering and information technology consulting services. We have DCAA-approved cost accounting system. We are well versed in different types of contracts whether it's firm, fixed price, fixed price incentive fee, cost plus fixed fee, cost plus incentive fee, and Time and Material. We can make our services available to you quickly and with minimal paperwork. We provide superior labor talent and oversight. We believe personnel oversight is crucial to providing quality services to the customer.
Conceras Prime Contracts
8(a) STARS II is a multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract engineered to provide cutting-edge technology solutions from award-winning 8(a) small businesses to federal agencies. Using 8(a) STARS II enables government agencies to access 8(a) firms through an established contract vehicle, bypassing traditional, open market methods to save time and taxpayer money.
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. For further details regarding this program, (https://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/105243).
The scope of the 8(a) STARS II (GWAC) is centered on four functional areas (FAs) derived from the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS). The 8(a) STARS II (GWAC) provides agencies with the ability to award directed task orders in the following functional areas (FA):
FA 1: NAICS 541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services
FA 2: NAICS 541512 – Computer Systems Design Services
FA 3: NAICS 541513 – Computer Facilities Management Services
FA 4: NAICS 541519 – Other Computer Related Services
The 8(a) STARS II GWAC is structured with two tiers, known as constellations. Constellation I includes prime contractors who are technically proficient and offer competitive pricing.
Constellation II prime contractors provide the same strengths as Constellation I, plus the added benefit of either a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level II+ Services or Development credential, or an ISO 9001:2008 credential.
Conceras holds both Constellation I and Constellation II.
8(a) STARS II Features & Benefits
- Ten billion dollar program ceiling and five-year base period with one, five-year option
- Directed task orders up to four million dollars with multiple-year timeframes
- Other direct costs procurement permitted when considered necessary to the IT effort
- Multiple contract types—fixed price, labor hour, and time and materials terms
- Pre-competed, easy-to-use contracts with streamlined ordering procedures, based on FAR 16.505
- No protests on orders under $10 million dollars, unless the order increases the GWAC’s scope, period, or maximum value
- Simple, easy-to-complete contract delegation authority training
- Allows for long term planning of large scale program requirements
- Facilitates integrated IT solutions
- Offers flexibility of contract types to mitigate risk
- Reduced procurement lead time, saving time and money
- Access to proven 8(a) small business technology providers
- Offers access to a pool of contractors with additional industry credentials
- Federal clients earn 8(a) socioeconomic credit, transferable to the agency
- Promotion of contract compliance and reduced risk of adverse audits
- FAR 16.505 Fair Opportunity process supports best value awards
- Minimization of protest risk and optimal mission support through timely order award
GSA 8(a) STARS II Contact
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What is the Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Program?
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program was designed to simplify the federal procurement process for certified business participants, such as Conceras. The 8(a) Program was developed to enable federal government Procurement Officers to save time, effort and cost in the procurement process and to protect the interests of small business concerns.
With projects up to $4 million, the 8(a) Program permits directed contracting without a lengthy competitive process. This allows a project to begin in a timely manner. In speeding up the process, time sensitive projects can get started in days instead of months.
Why Use an 8(a) Contract Vehicle?
Choosing Conceras allows your organization to work directly with a company that is both experienced and efficient in consulting to develop and implement business, technology and engineering initiatives. The benefits of using an 8(a) contract vehicle include:
- Simplified and accelerated procurements
- Direct negotiated contracts
- Lower overhead costs
- Streamlined approach
The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, has awarded Conceras a multiple Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for a broad range of systems engineering, technical, and systems solutions.
|Clients:||The Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift Command, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Strategic Systems Programs, Office of Naval Research, and the United States Marine Corps.|
|Scope:||All aspects of professional support services required by the contract-specified clients.|
|Task Orders:||Task Orders issued to Conceras under Seaport-e will be posted to this website as they are awarded.|
|Task Order #:||N00178-10-D-6353-0001|
|Award Date:||July 15, 2010|
Under the scope, Conceras will be providing the military a wide range of engineering support services in the National Capital zone including systems engineering and Research & Development support, in four functional areas.
Conceras is focused and committed to providing our customers with innovative, cost effective information technology (IT) solutions tailored to each specific mission. With an in-depth knowledge and vast experience in cutting-edge technologies in a wide range of IT systems and environments, our team truly understands our customers' challenges. We offer solutions that are tailored to specific tactical and strategic requirements, performance and scalability needs, and full circle security specifications.
Conceras provides support in our core competencies that include data center modernization and consolidation, virtualization, clustering, N-tier design, high availability and disaster recovery, life cycle management, power and cooling systems.
Points of Contact
1616 Anderson Road, Suite 228
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 703.989.8696 | Fax: 703.563.9387
Thomas G. Woodward
1616 Anderson Road, Suite 228
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 703.786.8529 | Fax: 703.563.9387
Seaport-e Quality Assurance
Conceras' well established quality review and audit processes involve multiple personnel throughout our organization and our team, aligned with a common goal to ensure that all of the Navy's Seaport-e task order objectives are fully achieved.
As applied to Seaport-e, our Quality Assurance procedures are defined in the Conceras Quality Management Plan (QMP). Contract-specific requirements, processes, and procedures are developed to augment and enhance the QMP. In addition, individual Seaport-e task orders (TOs) and delivery orders (DOs) often have unique needs requiring specific standards, processes, or procedures. These are defined by our Navy customer or developed by the Conceras Team to ensure quality requirements are achieved. Should a conflict exist between the QMP and specific Seaport-e requirements, contract-specified requirements take precedence. However, internal standards are never lowered below those in the QMP.
Our QMP is designed as a model for compliance with the following documents: Seaport-e contract and TO documents; ISO 9000/ANSI Q9000, Quality Management and Quality Assurance Standards-Guidelines; ISO 9004/ANSI Q9004, Quality Management and Quality Elements-Guidelines; ISO 8402/ANSI A3, Quality Terminology; and ISO 20000 IT Service Management Standard.
Conceras' subcontracts portfolio enables us to deliver IT, engineering and program management professional services to various agencies across the Federal government.
Conceras personnel have been supporting the diplomatic mission globally with a range of enterprise-wide IT support services. Our team works internationally and domestically to support development and logistics initiatives. Conceras' portfolio includes: network architecture, systems engineering, e-mail and messaging services, information security, information assurance, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), enterprise mobile platforms, project management and IT logistics.
Over the past ten years, Conceras has provided national security and law enforcement customers with effective IT solutions to address their most critical mission requirements and federal information sharing initiatives. Conceras successfully leverages IT investments to build robust, scalable and secure platforms, modernizing redundant legacy systems, and minimizing cost and risk to our customers. Conceras' portfolio includes: data center consolidation and optimization, network modernization, Agile software development frameworks, systems engineering and administration, and database management.
Supporting consolidated watchlisting and threat activities, Conceras provides analytical and evaluative techniques for the identification, consideration, and resolution of identity issues and data integrity.
Conceras provides a wide range of services including Information Technology and Mission Support, to include: SharePoint Knowledge Management (SKM) and Business Process Re-engineering (BPR).