Energetics’ federal government clients now have a new vehicle through which to reach us: the General Services Administration’s 8(a) STARS II Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). The contract was awarded to the joint venture Energetics established with Heartland Consulting, a small business that provides expert technical, scientific, and engineering support to energy programs and electric utilities.

Energetics and Heartland have long had a productive mentor–protégé elationship, approved by the Small Business Administration. This pairing evolved into the Heartland–Energetics Joint Venture, LLC. The companies’ complementary capabilities provide a deep knowledge source for our clients.

In June 2017, the Joint Venture was awarded the GSA 8(a) STARS II GWAC, a five-year contract designed to provide the federal government with cutting-edge information technology (IT) solutions while promoting small business utilization. Using this mechanism, federal civilian and U.S. Department of Defense agencies requiring IT services or IT service-based solutions—whether as the sole objective or as part of a larger effort—can contract with Heartland–Energetics through sole-source task orders.

“We’re pleased to have received the GSA GWAC with our partner Heartland. It will provide a new way for us to help our current clients and serve new ones,” says Energetics Vice President Thomas Perrot. “With IT now required in nearly all solutions, the 8(a) STARS II contract makes it easy for our federal clients to access that support.”

To learn more about 8(a) STARS II or the Heartland–Energetics Joint Venture and to download the brochure, visit the website at www.he-jv.com.