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AVR Enterprises Awarded GSA 8(a) STARS Contract

HERNDON, VA (PRWEB) June 5, 2004

AVR Enterprises, Inc. AVR) has been awarded a contract by the General Services Administration (GSA) to supply maintenance and support services to Federal agencies. AVR is one of multiple prime contractors awarded the Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services (8(a) STARS ) contract by the Federal Supply Services Small Business GWAC Center..

Atul Kumar, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AVR, attributes the contract award to AVR’s history as an information technology (IT) solutions provider. “AVR has a solid track record with our clients within the Federal government. We have proven our ability to procure and deliver quality hardware, software, and peripherals and to support those products with a wide variety of services. We are pleased that GSA recognizes this by awarding us an 8(a) Stars contract.”

From GSA.GOV’s press release:

The new 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services (STARS) GWAC is a small business set-aside contract for technology solutions. Announced last summer as 8(a) Federal Acquisition Services for Technology (FAST)2 Solicitation No. 6FG-03-RAV-0002 and recently renamed to 8(a) STARS, this new contract vehicle is the replacement contract for the current 8(a) FAST small business contract scheduled to expire October 31, 2004.

8(a) STARS is a multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract vehicle and contains the following features:

• 3-year base with two, two-year option periods;

• AVR Enterprises,Inc. is awarded two Distinct Functional Areas

• Directed task orders up to $ 3 million each for federal civilian agencies are allowable pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 253(c)(5);

• Directed task orders up to $ 3 million each for Department of Defense activities are compliant with Section 803 of the 2002 National Defense Authorization Act;

• 8(a) credit can be transferred back to client agency via Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS)

• Program ceiling: $ 15 billion

• Non-protestable

• Order placement: GSA FTS Client Support Centers or Delegation of Authority from Procuring Contracting Officer

• Geographic coverage: Continental United States, some Worldwide


• Hardware, software, and services may be procured as part of an integrated solution

• Support small business and meet procurement preference goals

• Pre-competed, easy to use contracts

• Availability and access to proven small business and 8(a) technology providers

• Short procurement lead time

• Low user fee, 0.75 percent

• Small Business GWAC Center provides information technology (IT) specialty contract administration

About AVRAVR Enterprises, Inc. is an IT solutions provider. AVR’s business is specifically tailored to meet the IT requirements of the Federal government. In partnership with leading manufacturers and distributors in the IT industry, AVR can provide hardware, software, peripherals, and support services across a variety of platforms. Headquartered in Herndon, VA, the company was founded in 1987.


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