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Contract Vehicles

US Government agencies can access and leverage Ark's services and the full range of capabilities and technology solutions, through our government contract vehicles. Our contract vehicles allow the government to purchase our services at competitive prices. Ark's contract vehicles include General Service Administration (GSA), Multiple Agency Contracts (MAC), Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), and Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract (IDIQ).


SBA (8a) is an ownership/diversity certification sponsored by the Small Business Association (SBA) of the United States government. The 8(a) program is a nine-year business development program that provides business training, counseling, marketing, and technical assistance to small businesses that have been certified. The first four years of the program are the developmental stage and the last five years are the transition stage. 

The Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Sole Source vehicle enables agencies to engage in direct buy contracts with certified contractors, streamlining and simplifying the acquisition process for Contracting Officers and federal agencies. This acquisition method provides for direct negotiations in clarifying scope and budget, allowing both the federal government and 8(a) contractors to reduce risk in delivery. It also provides a streamlined process for rapid acquisition and is a recommended vehicle of choice for time-sensitive projects with complex (and sometimes incomplete) requirements.

The Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program includes the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedules. The VA has delegated authority from GSA to establish Federal Supply Schedules for medical products and services. Under the MAS Program, GSA issues long-term governmentwide contracts that provide federal, state, and local government buyers access to commercial products, services, and solutions at pre-negotiated pricing.

Contract No: 47QTCA21D00BQ

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GSA 8(a) STARS III (Joint Venture - Zantech-Ark JV LLC)

STARS III is GSA’s 8(a) small-business, set-aside Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is a best-in-class (BIC) vehicle with a $50 billion ceiling and a 5-year base period plus one 3-year option period, providing technology solutions and services across the entire Federal Government. STARS III provides flexible access to customized IT solutions and emerging technologies from a diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners.

Ark and Zantech together created the joint venture (JV), Zantech-Ark JV, LLC and is the contract holder for 8(a) STARS III.

Contract Number: 47QTCB22D0048

DUNS: 117419862 


Cage Code: 8HDE1 

Contract Ordering Period: 07/02/2021 thru 07/01/2026 

Scope of Awarded Contract

Basic Scope – All 8(a) STARS III awardees can provide: Examples of IT solutions and services within the basic scope of STARS III include, but are not limited to:

  • Data Management;

  • Information and Communications Technology;

  • IT Operations and Maintenance;

  • IT Security / IT workforce augmentation;

  • Software Development; and,

  • Systems Design.

Sub-Area 1, Emerging Technology – Limited to 8(a) STARS III awardees, including Zantech-Ark JV, LLC, receiving a separate award in this sub-area:

  • IT services-based solutions that involve emerging technology (ET) innovation to securely accelerate transformation and advance mission outcomes. Examples of Emerging Technologies within the scope of Sub-Area 1 include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence (including Machine Learning, Deep Learning/Neural Networks, Natural Language Generation);

  • Autonomic Computing;

  • Blockchain / Distributed Ledger;

  • Quantum Computing;

  • Robotic Process Automation;

  • Technological Convergence; and,

  • Virtual Reality (including Augmented Reality, Extended Reality, Mixed Reality).


Features and Benefits

  • Directed Sole Source Task orders up to $4.5M

  • Easy-to-use contract with streamlined, Fair Opportunity (FAR 16.505), ordering procedures.

  • Flexibility in Task Order types: fixed price, labor hour, and time and material terms

  • Permits other direct costs when it is integral and necessary to the IT effort

  • Complimentary scope compatibility reviews

  • Minimizes Protest Risks – No protests on orders under $10M, except on the grounds that the order increases the scope, period, or maximum value of the GWAC


For more information about GSA STARS III GWAC, visit


Zantech-Ark JV, LLC Contact:

Raj Natarajan, President | 301-200-7997 |

The Electronic Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Accelerated and Simplified Tasks (eFAST) is the FAA's preferred contracting vehicle for small business contracts. eFAST streamlines the procurement process for all stakeholders using a web-based acquisition tool and automated workflows compliant with applicable FAA standards. 

FAA eFast Contract # - 693KA9-22-A-00274

Scope of Awarded Contract

Basic Scope – eFAST MOA Holders offer services in the following functional areas:

  • Air Transportation Support

  • Business Administration & Management

  • Research & Development

  • Computer/Information Systems Development

  • Computer Systems Support

  • Documentation & Training

  • Engineering Services

  • Maintenance & Repair

CATS+ Master Contractor

Ark Infotech LLC is a CATS+ Master Contractor. 


CATS+ Master Contract enables the State government to procure IT consulting and technical services in a timely and economical manner. Through CATS+, the State will have a flexible means of obtaining information technology (IT) resources quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively by issuing task orders specific to its needs.


Ark Infotech LLC is an MDOT-certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE), and Small Business Reserve (SBR).

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is Maryland's official certification agency for the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program, and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program. In 2004, the state created the Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program, providing small businesses with the opportunity to participate as prime contractors on state contracts by establishing a unique marketplace where small businesses compete against other small businesses instead of larger, more established companies.

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