Macfadden Awarded GSA Alliant Small Business Contract as Partner in A3IS, LLC Joint Venture
Wednesday, 05 March 2008
Macfadden announced today that it has been awarded GSA Alliant Small Business Contract in partnership with A3IS, LLC joint venture. In 2006 Macfadden joined forces with Seidcon, Bay State Computers and Applied Solutions to form a small business joint venture, Alliant Across America Information Services (A3IS), to provide federal government agencies with innovative, cost-effective integrated information technology solutions through the GSA Alliant Small Business contract vehicle. On December 17, 2007, GSA announced A3IS was one of 62 firms selected for this award.
After successfully completing a Small Business Administration review, we are now in the final stages of contract award and anticipate final award by March 31. We are currently in the process of formalizing the joint venture and partner roles. In addition to the joint venture partners, A3IS has assembled a group of teaming partners to further enhance our service offerings. Recognizing the strategic importance of the Alliant Program, this unique joint venture will play an important role in bringing new opportunities to Macfadden by expanding the contract vehicles we are able to market and provide services under to our Government clients.
"A3IS brings together a group of small businesses with a history of providing superior integrated information technology solutions to federal agencies," said Russell Hall, President and CEO. "The GSA Alliant Small Business Contract Vehicle is an excellent vehicle for enabling federal agencies to meet their small-business contracting goals and we are excited to be able to offer Macfadden's expertise through this partnership."
Under the Alliant SB Governmentwide Acquisition Contract, the A3IS team will provide services in the following areas:
- Information Assurance
- Security Engineering
- System Administration
- Database Management and Administration
- Help Desk
- System Engineering and Integration
- Test and Evaluation
- Enterprise Solutions
- Simulation and Modeling
- Research and Development
- Implementation, Installation, and Configuration
- Quality Assurance