VETS GWAC

On April 21, 2016, GSA posted the VETS 2 Request for Proposals (RFP) on FedBizOpps (FBO). The RFP is available under Solicitation QTA0016AWA0001. All future updates pertaining to VETS 2 will be provided through FBO under this solicitation number. Questions pertaining to the VETS 2 GWAC should be sent to vets2@gsa.gov.

Features

Veterans Technology Services (VETS), a small business set-aside GWAC, provides flexible access to customized IT solutions from a qualified, diverse pool of service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses.

With a $5 Billion program ceiling and a five-year base period with one five-year option, VETS allows for long-term planning of large-scale program requirements while strengthening opportunities for service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses.

VETS features
  • Ceiling – 5 Billion
  • Period of performance - February 2, 2007, to February 1, 2017. Orders may be awarded through February 1, 2017. All orders should be completed by February 1, 2020.
  • Systems Operations and Maintenance
  • Information Systems Engineering

GWACs have the same low fee as GSA Schedules.

VETS offers fixed price, time and materials, labor hour, and blended task order types, providing greater flexibility in procuring different types of IT products and services and meeting your mission requirements.

 

How federal agencies have used VETS

How federal agencies have used VETS

An ongoing project has provided the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with a wireless location-based infrastructure that delivers secure wireless communication across 300 VA sites around the nation. Through VETS, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business installed and verified the network for a broad range of data and telecommunications needs.

The Department of Defense awarded a task order through VETS to enable the Air Force Air Mobility Command, the Air Combat Command, and other flight planners to generate wind-optimized Computer Flight plans with flight profiles and routes for different aircraft configurations. VETS support entails fielding user trouble calls, updating system flight information data, loading and verifying organized track data, validating and resolving customer support issues, and assisting customers with flight planning operations.

The Department of Defense issued a memo on July 14, 2011, encouraging the use of Alliant Small Business, among other small business GWACs, to meet the Department’s small business contracting and information technology needs. Read the memo [PDF, 145KB].

The National Weather Service, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Air Force awarded the 10-year, $97 Million Mission Support information Technology Services task order to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business through VETS. Next Generation Radar consists of a network of 167 weather radar sites, forming the foundation of all national weather forecasting and collecting data for extreme weather notification and safety systems, military operations, and emergency management systems. The small business awardee will support ongoing base operations and maintenance to the nation’s weather radar infrastructure.

A veteran-owned company received a task order through VETS to assist the Treasury Department with a data center infrastructure migration. The industry partners in the teaming arrangement will develop strategies and an execution plan to physically relocate their data center equipment to a new facility.

 

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Last Reviewed 2016-04-25