GSA STARS II GWAC
DynaGrace Enterprises, Inc. (8a, WOSB, SDB), a trusted partner with the Federal Government, has been awarded the 8(a) STARS II Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC).
The 8(a) STARS II GWAC is a competitive multiple award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) set-aside contract vehicle for small businesses that participate in the Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) program. The efficient, flexible way to order Information Technology services and solutions worldwide, while accruing 8(a) socioeconomic credit, provides Federal agencies a simpler method for procurement of services. Because DynaGrace Enterprises is also a 100% Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), the agencies get credit in multiple areas.
The 8(a) STARS II GWAC program has a five-year base with one five-year option. It has a $10 billion program ceiling and facilitates sole-source, also known as directed award, task orders up to $4 million each.
DynaGrace Enterprises has been selected under Functional Area NAICS codes; (FA1) NAICS 541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services, (FA2) NAICS 541512 – Computer Systems Design Services, and (FA4) NAICS 541519 – Other Computer Related Services. DynaGrace Enterprises was selected based on cost and non-cost factors including the Contract Administration Plan (CAP), Marketing Action Plan (MAP), Past Performance, Price, and Responsibility.
Linda Rawson, President, and CEO of DynaGrace Enterprises said, “We have been anticipating this award for over two years. We have heard and read many success stories about companies that have prospered by using this GWAC effectively. DynaGrace Enterprises is ready to capitalize on this contracting vehicle and to leverage the streamlined procurement path to serve our federal customers better. We really appreciate the General Services Administration (GSA) for creating contract vehicles like the 8(a) STARS II GWAC to assure small business continues to lead innovation in meeting government technology challenges.”
DynaGrace Enterprises is an advanced IT services company delivering high-quality, high-value solutions to the Federal Government in the areas of Information Technology, System Integration, Cybersecurity and Writing services. DynaGrace Enterprises has the vision to provide pristine service while making the contracting process simple. The company was founded on the belief that in service to the Federal Government and Commercial clients, we have a critical obligation to the American people, to perform at the highest level for the good of the country.
Customers can learn more about DynaGrace Enterprises by visiting the company’s website at DynaGrace.com or by calling the company directly at 800-676-0058.
The official press release is here -> http://www.pr.com/press-release/720563
Writing a good case study
If done right, your marketing can enjoy a great deal of benefit from writing a good case study.
Although they cost a great deal of effort and time to create, case studies can be used to pull new customers into your business. Case studies are a great way of telling the world how awesome and valuable your products and/or services are. They are not mere testimonials; case studies include real-life examples of how your services or goods were able to help your customers achieve their aim. With impeccable case studies, you’ll be able to convert a potential client into a real client as you’ll be highlighting your success in a way that will make them become convinced that you and your business are the real deal.
Unfortunately, a lot of people do not know how to go about writing a case study, much less, a great one. If you find yourself in this category of people, this guide is here to help you create case studies that will change the face of your business. Below are some fantastic tips that will ensure that your case studies become significant resources to the success of your business.
TIP #1 – ENSURE THAT YOUR TOPIC IS RELATIVE TO YOUR IDEAL CUSTOMER
First, you need to determine who your ideal customers are, only then can you create a case study they can relate to. Your case study needs to convince your ideal customers that you are conversant with their industry, the needs of that industry, and how to offer the industry the desired solution to that need. Case studies are not general posts that everyone can relate to. On the contrary, a case study should be for a specific set of people in a particular industry. For instance, if your ideal customer is someone in the automobile industry, you need to create a case study that surrounds the automobile industry; it can be about auto accessories or parts manufacturers. Let your topic be something your ideal client can relate to; something they will feel is specifically created for them.
TIP #2 – MAKE YOUR STORY COMPELLING, JUMP NO PART
When writing a case study, you need to ensure that your story omits no part. Tell your story from the beginning down to the end. Most people enjoy reading great stories. You need to let your ideal customers (readers) know who your case study customer really is. Anyone reading your story should be able to identify
- Who your sample clients are and what they do
- What the customers’ goals were
- What the needs of the customers’ were
- How you were able to help your customers, satisfy their needs, and have their goals met.
In other to make this more compelling, you can always go back to your case study and provide more updates on how your customer is doing with your services/products. This will make your ideal customers/readers see that your aim is to provide them with long term satisfaction to their needs. The update can be done every two months or so.
TIP #3 – CREATE AN EASY TO READ FORMAT
Don’t just create a huge chunk of text and call it a case study; give it some good formatting. The thing is, no matter how interesting or informative your story is, if it looks cluttered, no one will be willing to go through it. So make it look readable like you would with a blog or article. Include images, headers, bullet points, italics, etc.
TIP #4 – DIFFERENT LEARNING FORMATS FOR DIFFERENT LEARNERS
Not everyone likes reading. Some prefer watching while others prefer listening. This means that you must create different learning formats of your case studies. Make them into video and audio formats, including podcasts, YouTube videos, infographics, etc.
TIP #5 – INCLUDE REAL NUMBERS
Including real numbers will make your case study clear and precise. Instead of saying you were able to double your traffic over the course of some months, leaving your clients to wonder what the “doubling” range was and how many months, you can tell them your traffic doubled from 1,000 visits to 2,000 visits over the course of 2 months. Real numbers give your ideal customers the scope of how and when you began, and when you achieved the end result. Real numbers serve as proof as to how your products or services work. You can also make use of pictures in order to make your proof clearer.
Named for Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act, this program was created to help small and disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace.
It also helps these companies gain access to federal and private procurement markets. The program is designed for socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. You can read more here in the article titled “What is 8(a)?” which is an excellent article describing the 8(a) program.
Why use the 8(a) program?
Contracts can be directly awarded to an 8(a) firm, under $4M for Services and $6.5M for Manufacturing, without much of the normal contracting process overheads:
- A qualified 8(a) firm is considered to be a lock-tight sole source justification which means Justification & Approval (J&A) is not required for contract award per FAR 6.204, FAR 6.302-5(b)(4), and 15 U.S.C. 637
- 8(a) contracts are one of the exceptions listed in FAR 5.202(a)(4), which waive the requirement to publish the synopses of contract actions for section 8(a) of the Small Business Act
- Can continue to use same 8(a) company for follow-on contracts per FAR 19.805-2(d).
- 8(a) contracts can be issued much quicker than other processes, even IDIQ type task orders
- Even over the $4M/$6.5M threshold, SBA may accept sole source if there is not a reasonable expectation that at least two eligible and responsible 8(a) firms will submit offers at a fair market price per FAR 19.805-1(b).
What are the advantages for using DynaGrace Enterprises as an 8(a)?
As a small business, we have low overhead structure and costs. With technical competence and competitive rates, we strive to provide the best service and support to our clients.
Is the contracting process really that easy?
8(a) Procurement Process
- The government customer has a requirement that could be awarded to an 8(a) firm. For sole source awards the amount will be under $4M for Services and $6.5M for Manufacturing.
- The government customer drafts a Performance Work Statement (PWS) and meets with the Small Business Office (SBO) or contracting agency.
- The Purchase Request (PR) is coordinated through the normal approval process, including base/agency small business office and contracting. On block 12, REMARK section of
the PR, the statement “Recommend sole source award to 8(a) firm, DynaGrace Consultants, Cage Code 4KM96” is added.
- Base/Agency contracting office sends an “offer letter” to the SBA, and SBA sends an “acceptance letter” to base/agency contracting office.
- Request For Proposal (RFP) is sent to DynaGrace Enterprises where they present an oral or written offer. The rates and cost are negotiated.
- The Base/Agency contracting office negotiates directly with DynaGrace Enterprises for the contractual terms.
- The order is issued to the SBA.
How long does the contracting process take?
Typically between 30 and 60 days.
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