O'FALLON, Ill., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Culminating a nearly two-year-long evaluation process, Veteran Corps of America has been named as an awardee by the General Services Administration (GSA) for its STARS (Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services) II GWAC (Governmentwide Acquisition Contract), a major governmentwide small-business IT contract. The company scored a rare double win by capturing two coveted spots in the Stars II roster of approved vendors through selection in its own right and in conjunction with their business partner, DSD Laboratories, as Veteran Corps JV (Joint Venture).
STARS II is a five-year, $10 billion program prequalifying and selecting firms who meet stringent criteria including competitive pricing, technical proficiency, and industry credentials. The result is designed to be a streamlined acquisition process for federal agencies seeking information technology (IT) equipment or services. The design consists of two tiers, or "constellations," depending on industry accreditations, each with four functional areas across computer programming, systems design, facilities management and other computer-related services. As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration as an 8(a) Disadvantaged Business (SDB) with an exceptional track record in supplying IT equipment and services, Veteran Corps of America already enjoyed a strong competitive advantage in the selection process, competing and winning in the Constellation I Category in all four functional areas. Seeking a partner to best complement their success profile in addressing the additional requirements of Constellation II, Veteran Corps paired with the deep technological expertise and resources of DSD Laboratories to create a partnership distinguished by over 30 years of IT experience in providing IT solutions, services, and products to DoD and the Federal Government. The Veteran Corps JV partnership successfully landed a highly selective spot in Constellation II across all four functional areas.
"We are very excited with this tremendous opportunity to leverage the technological expertise and resources of Veteran Corps as a GSA STARS II provider, both in our own right, and with DSD Laboratories, through our Veteran Corps JV partnership. We look forward to a long, successful record of directly partnering with government agencies to strategically address their short- and long-term IT equipment and service needs," said Bill Wheeler, President of Veteran Corps.
Veteran Corps (http://www.veterancorps.com/), based in O'Fallon, IL with offices in Fairfax, VA and Edgewood, MD, is a premier provider of high quality Information Technology (IT), Homeland Security, and Office-related services and products. Under the leadership of William Wheeler, President, and John Wheeler, Vice President, the company has established an enviable track record of performance and growth. 2011 will mark the company's second consecutive year on INC. Magazine's roster of the 500 fastest-growing, privately held companies in the U.S.; last year Veteran Corps was number 30 overall and number 8 in their industry. If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Bill or John Wheeler, please call Suzanne Murdoch at 618/537-5271 or email Suzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE Veteran Corps of America