Orlando-based Carter Solutions awarded GSA 8(a) STARS II GWAC

ORLANDO, Fla. — Carter Solutions, a client of the UCF Business Incubator in Central Florida Research Park, has been awarded the GSA 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services (STARS II) Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC).  The STARS II GWAC provides federal agencies with ready access to sources of IT services as well as new technology solutions from award-winning 8(a) small businesses.

A Governmentwide Acquisition Contract, such as STARS II, is a pre-competed award made to multiple companies.  It dramatically reduces the time, cost and barriers for federal agencies in securing bids for products and services and making purchases from a “pre-approved vendor” pool.

“We are thrilled to have been awarded the GSA 8(a) STARS II GWAC and we are even more excited to take full advantage of the abundance of opportunities that this contract provides,” said Tony Carter, President of Carter Solutions, a full-service IT services company focusing on ecommerce and web development.

Over 3,200 task order awards and $5.3 billion in sales have been transacted under the 8(a) STARS II GWAC since 2011, thereby making it a great source of opportunity for small businesses.

The 8(a) STARS II has a $10 billion program ceiling and offers fixed price, time and materials, and more, providing flexibility in gaining IT service solutions. The contract also allows for sole source purchases up to $4 million each.

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For more information media should contact:

Tony Carter, President, Carter Solutions, Inc.; 407-308-0046; tony@cartersolutions.com

Carol Ann Dykes, Site Manager, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-207-7426, carolann.dykes@ucf.edu;

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142 or LvershelCo@aol.com 

About Carter Solutions

A leading IT company with more than 20 years of experience, Carter Solutions specializes in highly effective web development and they are experts in DotNetNuke, SharePoint and Mobile developments. Carter Solutions’ ability to consistently deliver comes from the many years of experience on project management, computer system and database development, software design, development, and integration.

About the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program

The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs.  Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51B on regional sales and $2.48B on regional economic output. During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1 invested in the program. For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu