Rockville, MD – October 26, 2011 – Turning Point Global Solutions, a software engineering and Information Technology (IT) professional services firm, today announced that it has been recently awarded as a Prime Contractor under the 8(a) STARS II program through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).
8(a) STARS II is a five-year, $10 billion program prequalifying and selecting firms who meet stringent criteria including competitive pricing, technical proficiency, and industry credentials. 8(a) STARS II consists of two tiers or constellations based on industry accreditations each with four functional areas across computer programming, systems design, facilities management and other computer-related services. Constellation I includes industry partners with competitive pricing and technical proficiency, while Constellation II includes industry partners who also have an additional industry credential, which can include Capability Maturity Model Integration II+ (services or development), ISO 9001: 2000 (replaced by ISO 9001:2008), or ISO 9001: 2008.
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TurningPoint was awarded a STARS II contract for all functional areas in both Constellations I and II.
“8(a) STARS II makes it easy and fast for federal civilian and defense clientele to procure our cutting-edge information technology (IT) services or IT services-based solutions,” explained TurningPoint Managing Partner David Hughes. “The contract allows for 8(a) socioeconomic credit transferrable to the agency, pre-competed, easy-to-use contracting, with access to proven 8(a) small business technology providers,” added Mr. Hughes.
“With shortened procurement lead times and a low user access fee (0.75 percent) built into contractor's ceiling prices, this contract vehicle makes it easier for existing and new government clients to leverage our innovative services and solutions to meet their strategic objectives quickly and cost effectively,” explained TurningPoint’s STARS II Business Development Lead Marguerite Rogers. “The STARS II contract award will enable TurningPoint to continue its history of partnering with GSA to help Agencies in meeting mission needs by delivering cost effective, value-added business solutions.”
Headquartered in Rockville, MD, TurningPoint is a CMMI Maturity Level 3, independently appraised software engineering professional services firm that serves a diversified group of commercial and government customers, enabling them to generate value from their IT investments. TurningPoint achieves these results through the successful planning, development, integration, and maintenance of IT solutions and by driving operational efficiencies into infrastructure operations. TurningPoint’s focus is on providing high availability business applications that improve bottom-line results by streamlining high-transaction-volume, mission-critical business processes. For more information, visit www.tpgsi.com.