The Veterans Technology Services (VETS) government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC) is the first GWAC set aside for service-disabled, veteran owned small businesses in response to President Bush’s October 2004 Executive Order, which directed the General Services Administration to create a GWAC for service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses (SDVO). The VETS GWAC, valued at $5 Billion over 10 years, has a five year base with five options. The contract was awarded to Team ASI and other SDVO small business teams on August 25, 2006.
VETS GWAC will promote opportunities for SDVO small businesses to provide information technology (IT) services for federal government agencies. The VETS GWAC will have two functional areas -- Information Systems Engineering and Systems Operations and Maintenance – and both will include IT security.
The VETS GWAC contract vehicle is expected to be a particularly useful tool for agencies to quickly and efficiently satisfy a broad range of agency IT requirements while at the same time helping agencies achieve the 3 percent SDVO small business goal set by Section 15(g) of the Small Business Act [15 U.S.C. 644(g)]. The VETS GWAC is available for use by all federal agencies including the Department of Defense.