Ábaco Strategy, LCC Awarded GSA 8(a) STARS III Contract

Ábaco Strategy, LLC (Ábaco) is proud to announce a first phase award of the General Services Administration (GSA)’s, Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services (STARS) III Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC).

The award of this contract was a strategic goal and important win for Ábaco. It demonstrates the quality and level of service Ábaco provides their customers on a daily basis as we help them achieve their goals, objectives and mission.

“We are excited to receive this award and feel it will have an incredible impact on the growth of our company as we have just entered our second year in the 8(a) program,” said President and CEO, Estefania (Fani) Arregui-Gomez. “We have seven (7) years of leading-edge IT, software development and acquisition support experience and are looking forward to delivering innovative, agile, flexible and cost effective solutions to our customers through the STARS III GWAC.”  

What is 8(a) STARS III?

STARS III is a competitive multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide information technology (IT) services and IT services-based solutions to include ancillary support that is necessary and integral to the IT services being acquired.

The ceiling for 8(a) STARS III contract is $50 billion. The primary North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for the Master Contract is 541512, Computer Systems Design Services. Additional NAICS codes that are within scope include but are not limited to 541511, 541513, 541519, 518210. For more information visit the GSA STARS III website: www.gsa.gov/stars3

Examples of work within scope includes:

Technology

  • Data Management
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • IT Operations and Maintenance
  • IT Security / IT workforce augmentation
  • Software Development
  • Systems Design

Emerging Technology-Focused IT Services

  • Artificial Intelligence (including Machine Learning, Deep Learning/Neural Networks, Natural Language Generation)
  • Autonomic Computing
  • Blockchain / Distributed Ledger
  • Quantum Computing
  • Robotic Process Automation
  • Technological Convergence
  • Virtual Reality (including Augmented Reality, Extended Reality, Mixed Reality)
  •  

About Ábaco Strategy, LLC

Ábaco Strategy, LLC (Ábaco) founded in 2014 is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company.  Ábaco  is a Small Business Administration (SBA) certified 8(a), HUBZone, and Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB).

We help organizations improve productivity and reduce cost using Ábaco’s Agile Transformation Model (ATM). Our ATM matures four core components in your Agile Ecosystem: 1) Acquisitions, 2) Program and Project Management, 3) Systems Engineering, and 4) IT Governance. The Key to Ábaco’s success is our “people first” culture, and our commitment to quality, training, coaching and continuous growth.

Ábaco’s STARS III contract number is 47QTCB21D0189.

For more information, please contact Kathy Danner at Kathy.Danner_STARS3.PgM@abacostrategy.com

Ábaco Strategy, LLC and BlackFish Federal, LLC launch new Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture (JV): Ábaco-BlackFish JV, LLC

Ábaco Strategy, LLC (Ábaco) and BlackFish Federal, LLC (BlackFish) are excited to announce the formation of their new joint venture, Ábaco-BlackFish JV, LLC. Ábaco is the managing member of the JV and BlackFish’s official protégé in the SBA Mentor-Protégé Program.

As a Mentor Protégé firm, HUBZone, Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), and an 8(a) company; Ábaco-BlackFish, JV combines the innovative consulting and technology services of two leading government contracting firms to provide superior transformational business results for customers. The Joint Venture will pursue 8(a), small business, HUBZone and EDWOSB opportunities focused on providing professional services in the areas of information technology (IT), program management, education & training, and engineering services. Ábaco-BlackFish JV will benefit from the combined experience and expertise of both firms. Together, Ábaco and BlackFish will continue to provide best value consulting and technology solutions for their Federal Government clients. 

“By participating in this joint venture, our unified team offers a low-risk HUBZone, EDWOSB, 8(a) with the backbone, infrastructure, and experience of a large business with zero risk of Prime-Sub conflicts,” shares Ábaco’s President and CEO, Estefania “Fani” Arregui-Gomez. “The Ábaco-BlackFish JV allows us to form even greater relationships with our clients by supporting their unique missions and operational goals with a mutual dedication to sharing deep industry knowledge.”

“I’m excited about the combined capabilities of this new JV because it builds on the existing business partnership between Abaco and Blackfish that is grounded in a customer-centric philosophy with trust and integrity, says BlackFish Founder & CEO, Don Jones. Together, we’ll be able to deliver an expanded set of best value consulting and IT solutions to our customers.”

For greater insights about Ábaco-BlackFish JV and its continued benefits, please contact Kathy Danner at kathy.danner@abacostrategy.com.

 About BlackFish Federal, LLC

BlackFish Federal, LLC is an SBA certified 8(a) that focuses on Engineering, IT and Business Processing services. BlackFish supports Army, Navy, Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, and other customers. 

About Ábaco Strategy, LLC

Ábaco Strategy, LLC is a “boutique” 8(a), HUBZone, WOSB professional services and information technology company. We help organizations improve productivity and reduce cost using Ábaco’s Agile Transformation Model (ATM). Our ATM matures four core components in your Agile Ecosystem: 1) Acquisitions, 2) Program and Project Management, 3) Systems Engineering, and 4) IT Governance. The Key to Ábaco’s success is our “people first” culture, and our commitment to quality, training, coaching and continuous growth.

Ábaco Strategy announces its Federal Civilian (FedCiv) Division

As Abaco Strategy continues its expansion into new spaces, the company is structuring to succeed and reach new heights. We are happy to announce the formation of our Federal Civilian (FedCiv) Division, which includes support for all our current and future programs in the Federal Civilian space, including the Federal Reserve Board (FRB), the Department of Energy (DoE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and Department of Justice (DoJ) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). We believe this action will bring synergies and promote collaboration across the company.  

It is our pleasure to announce that Debra Fireline has been elevated from Program Director to the position of General Manager of this new Federal Civilian Division. In the time since Debra joined us, she has played a key role in establishing the foundation for the inception of Abaco Strategy’s Federal Civilian Division. Debra’s responsibilities now include overseeing the customer relationships, growth, service delivery, and financial accountability of the Programs within this Division. She is responsible for the divisional Profit and Loss (P&L).  

Debra brings her commitment to excellence, hard work, and extensive experience in managing large Programs and Portfolios. to this position. Her passion for the job and her compassion for her teams was the catalyst for this promotion. Since her arrival to the company, her contributions have had positive results on our organization, customer satisfaction, and company culture.

Leesburg Quarterly Business Meeting on Thursday, October 22, 2015.

Leesburg, VA (October 15, 2015) – The Town of Leesburg’s Economic Development Office will hold its next quarterly HUBZone Business Meeting on Thursday, October 22, 2015, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Mason Enterprise Center in downtown Leesburg (202 Church Street SE). The meeting is free and open to all small businesses.

This quarter’s meeting is sponsored by Abaco Strategy, LLC. Guest speaker, Estefania Arregui-Gómez, PMP, CPP, ITILv3, President and CEO of Abaco Strategy, LLC, will share tips on establishing past performance, partnering with Primes, and landing your first HUBZone contract. Representatives from the Mason Enterprise Center and the Leesburg Economic Development Office will be on hand to answer questions.  Please visit http://www.leesburgva.org/businesses/site-selection/hubzone to register.

A program of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the HUBZone program helps small businesses gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities while also increasing employment opportunities in economically distressed areas. In an effort to assist local businesses with navigating the HUBZone certification process, the Leesburg Economic Development Office has partnered with local business owners who have completed the process successfully to present quarterly information sharing meetings.

For more information about the Leesburg HUBZone, contact Kindra Jackson, Business Development Manager with the Leesburg Economic Development Office at kindra.jackson@leesburgva.gov or 703-737-6530.