VETS Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC)
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.
Ceiling: $5 billion
Period of performance: February 2, 2007 to February 1, 2017.
Two contract scope areas to meet your mission requirements
- Systems Operations and Maintenance
- Information Systems Engineering
Low 0.75 percent contract access fee
GWACs have the same low contract access fee as GSA Schedules.
Access to multiple types of task orders
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
Growing and securing wireless networks across Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities
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.
Around-the-clock customer help desk support for the Air Combat Command Advanced Computer Flight Plan
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.
Encouraging maximum small business utilization in contracting
The Department of Defense issued a memo on July 14, 2011, encouraging the use of VETS, among other small business GWACs, to meet the Department's small business contracting and information technology needs. Read the memo (PDF, 145 KB).
Comprehensive life-cycle support for the Next Generation Radar network
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.
Migrating a data center for the Treasury Department
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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