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KC wins GSA STARS III 8a prime contract

Reston, VA June 17, 2021:

KC today announced that it’s Joint Venture (JV) company, MK2 Technologies LLC, has won a prime contract (47QTCB21D0109) on the new 10-yr GSA STARS III 8a Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicle. This $50B multiple award IDIQ contract, will enable KC (through our JV) to compete for task orders to support all task areas under the scope of STARS III across all federal agencies:

C.1 – Information Technology Services: Typical IT services covered under this area include:
(1) Data Management
(2) Information and Communications Technology
(3) IT Operations and Maintenance
(4) IT Security / IT workforce augmentation
(5) Software Development
(6) Systems Design

C.2 – Sub-Area 1: Emerging Technology-Focused IT Services: This sub-area provides for IT services-based solutions which involve emerging technology (ET) innovation to securely accelerate transformation and advance mission outcomes. ET covered under STARS III include. but are not limited to:
(1) Artificial Intelligence (AI) (including Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning/Neural Networks, Natural Language Generation)
(2) Autonomic Computing
(3) Blockchain / Distributed Ledger
(4) Quantum Computing
(5) Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
(6) Technological Convergence
(7) Virtual Reality (VR) (including Augmented Reality, Extended Reality, Mixed Reality)

C.2 – Sub-Area 2: IT Services performed outside of CONUS: This sub-area provides for IT services-based solutions to be performed outside the contiguous United States (OCONUS).

C.3 – Ancillary Support: Ancillary Services (IT project planning/management; training; wireless transport, telecommunications; etc.) and Ancillary Equipment (HW/SW, licenses etc.) that are integral and necessary for the IT services-based solution.


“We are excited to support GSA and the federal government in their mission and support the life cycle of the various IT systems,” said Karthik Balasubramanian, KC’s President and CEO.


“We look forward to continuing our winning tradition from STARS II and deliver exceptional value to our customers,” said Felix Martin, KC’s VP for Business development and Capture.

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Karthik Consulting was founded in 2008 to be a reliable and trusted advisor for our customers, providing independent, unbiased, and proven solutions that mitigate risk and help solve enterprise-wide IT challenges.

Our Cyber Security, Software Development and Program Management focus areas (and work methodology) ensure that we can deliver not just solutions, but architecture that scales and grows with the customer's needs over time. We are able to assist in projects ranging from short advisory engagements to assembling a full team to deliver a solution from concept through implementation and on-going management. KC has access to industry experts in various technologies and teaming partners to meet any of your IT challenges.

The vision of KC is to bring the innovation, passion and agility of the commercial IT industry to meet the unique challenges of the federal government. We are a DOD Cleared Facility with a DCAA-approved accounting system.

Felix Martin, 571 435 7632 fmartin@karthikconsulting.com



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