Assisted Acquisition Services
The Heartland Region now has Assisted Acquisition Services (AAS) and offers federal agencies and the Department of Defense (DoD) value-added customized acquisitions designed to provide solutions to meet their agency goals. Many agencies and the military do not have contracting staff or have too much work for their existing staff to handle. AAS provides this niche service for those who are not able to do the procurements themselves. AAS's focus is on creative, yet compliant solutions for the information technology and professional services business lines.
AAS provides full-service and far-reaching capability that supports the procurement life cycle from market research to closeout leading to agile acquisition techniques. AAS offers expertise in formulating and executing large and/or complex Information Technology and Professional Services solution.
- Professional Engineering Services (e.g. mechanical, chemical, electrical engineering)
- Business Consulting (e.g. non-IT program management or other consulting services)
- Human Resources and Administrative Services
- Training Services
- Financial and Accounting Services
- Advertising and Marketing, and Public Relations Services
- Languages Services
Integrated IT Projects
- Integrated services that combine services, software, and hardware into a single solution
- Software Development
- Systems Support and Software Development (e.g. planning, designing, programming and integrating COTS, GOTS, etc.)
Other IT Services
- Program Support
- Help Desk Support (e.g., data/call centers)
- IT Infrastructure (service and products)
- Enterprise Architecture
AAS delivers value through trained and certified acquisition, project,and financial management excellence. Customer agency’s funding will be spent in accordance with appropriation, authorization and bona fide need rules. The Heartland Region also ensures compliance with all applicable Federal Acquisition Regulations, including agency specific acquisition and financial management regulations/policies. AAS works with the agency program to award requirements on-time, within budget, and at reduced risk resulting in best value solutions.
Solutions may include the use of Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) such as Alliant and OASIS, open market competition, Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs), Multiple Award Contracts, GSA Schedules, Single Award or Agency-Specific Contracts. This suite of solutions provides customer access to thousands of commercial partners, and an unlimited variety in Information Technology and Professional Services solutions. Additionally, AAS can also help meet small, disadvantaged business goals by offering solutions such as 8(a) STARS II, Alliant 2 Small Business, VETS and OASIS Small Business contracts.
AAS's focus on financial management ensures a customer agency’s money will be spent in accordance with appropriation, authorization and bona fide need. AAS also ensures compliance with all applicable Federal Acquisition Regulations, including agency specific acquisition and financial management policies.
Doing business with the AAS in the Heartland Region
Heartland AAS works through Interagency Agreements to establish the service level expectation, schedule and funding mechanism. As a cost-reimbursable, non-appropriated organization, services are offered on a fee-for-service basis. The fee which is a percentage as it relates to a sliding scale, is based on a combination of factors such as contract type, level of effort and overall project value. AAS experts help federal agencies identify acquisition solutions to IT, Non-IT and professional service requirements and then procure, deploy, and manage the desired solutions on behalf of the customer with the customer's close cooperation.
How to get started
We can help provide the information we need to get started. Ultimately, we will need a Performance Work Statement or Statement Of Work or Statement Of Objectives (PWS/SOW/SOO), Signed Interagency Agreement (SIA), Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) and a funding document. A project manager and contracting team will be assigned to work with your agency to award and administer your contract.
Email or give us a call and let us help you through your acquisition. Contact the experts in the Heartland Region using the contact information provided on the upper right-hand side of this page. We look forward to supporting you as our customer.