A Successful, Streamlined Procurement
Contract vehicles can be powerful tools in the planning and execution of a project – whether large or small. They provide both customer and integrator with a starting point based on previously negotiated contract terms and conditions, simplifying acquisition in even the most complex endeavors. The right contract vehicle can be an invaluable time saver and, by extension, can save you money throughout the project lifecycle.
Small Business Enterprise
As a small business enterprise, IST is poised to bolster the government’s small business contracting goals and streamline the procurement process. Whether as a prime contractor direct to government or a specialized sub-contractor on opportunities that fit our core competencies, government agencies rely on IST’s proven experience to get the job done while utilizing a small business enterprise.
IST’s SWaM (Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business) certification (#712626) was approved. The SWaM procurement program is a state initiative that was established to enhance business opportunities for Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned businesses in the Commonwealth of Virginia. A SWaM business is a business that has been certified by the Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise (DMBE) and is listed in the SWaM business Directory.
Long-term Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts were created by the U.S. General Services Administration, or GSA, to streamline the procurement process for federal, state and local government organizations. These schedules benefit both the government organizations as well as the approved vendors, outlining compliance parameters, standardizing pricing, and creating strong partnerships.
GSA contracts provide these same efficiencies and cost savings to government organizations on the state and local levels, with programs designed to enable cities and town to leverage the buying power of the federal government for their own procurement needs.