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									                        U.S. General Services Administration




  GSA, FSS, Small Business
 Government Wide Acquisition
 Contract Center (SBGWACC)
     proudly introduces:

8(a) STARS 


                       Federal Supply Service
                                   U.S. General Services Administration




             Welcome…

Steve Triplett – Assistant Regional Administrator,
 FSS, Heartland Region



Mary Parks – Director, Small Business GWAC
 Center




                                  Federal Supply Service
                                     U.S. General Services Administration




       CONGRATULATIONS!!

 You have just been awarded a GWAC contract
     under the 8(a) STARS contract family.

Today, we will cover some of the rules governing
  these contracts, how to use them and what is
   required of you throughout the performance
          of your 8(a) STARS contract.




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                                             U.S. General Services Administration




        IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS…
 Should you have questions not answered here, within
  your contract itself or elsewhere on our website,
  please write them down and submit them directly to
  the SBGWAC Center.
    questions should be directed to:
 All
                     8a@gsa.gov
 Responses will be posted at our website:
                 www.gsa.gov/8astars



                                         Federal Supply Service
                                                   U.S. General Services Administration




             Vision, Mission, Goal
 Vision
    To provide small business firms the opportunity to deliver
      world-class solutions for the federal government
 Mission
    To award and administer contracts to small business industry
      partners for information technology and network solutions for
      governmentwide use.
 Goal
    To provide small business firms who historically have been left
      out of the federal procurement process an opportunity to
      compete in the federal marketplace



                                                  Federal Supply Service
                                                           U.S. General Services Administration




      First of all…..What is a GWAC???

   Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts limited to the acquisition of
    Information Technology products and services
   Authorized by the Clinger-Cohen Act, 40 U.S.C. 1412(e)
     The Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
      designates one or more heads of executive agencies to serve as
      Executive Agents for Governmentwide Acquisition of IT
     Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) task and delivery
      order contracts
     Task Order protests are limited to Scope, Maximum Order
      Limitation and Period Of Performance

                                                         Federal Supply Service
                                                U.S. General Services Administration




               GWAC Defined…
                       (FAR 2.101)
        ―Governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC)
         means a task-order or delivery-order contract
         for information technology established by one
      agency for Government-wide use that is operated—
          (1) By an executive agent designated by the
         Office of Management and Budget pursuant to
Section 5112(e) of the Clinger Cohen Act, 40 U.S.C. 1412(e);…‖

                   The Economy Act
          DOES NOT apply to orders under GWACs.


                                               Federal Supply Service
                                                        U.S. General Services Administration




         The 8(a) STARS GWACs are…

   Awarded pursuant to Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (Public
    Law 85-536) and in accordance with the Federal Acquisition
    Regulations (FAR) Part 19.

   Fully-competed Multiple-Award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity
    (IDIQ) Contracts set aside exclusively for 8(a) certified businesses.




                                                       Federal Supply Service
                                                       U.S. General Services Administration




       The 8(a) STARS GWACs are…
                          NOT SCHEDULES

 GWACs are total IT solutions contracts
 Task Orders against Multiple Award IDIQ GWACs are covered under
  FAR Part 16; Schedules = FAR Part 8
 GWACs simplify the ordering process
 8(a) STARS GWACs allow for SOLE SOURCE, directed orders up to
  the 8(a) threshold of $3 million
 GWACs pass along socio-economic credit to client agencies
 Under GWACs, Contracting Officers must receive GWAC training and
  obtain a delegation of ordering authority prior to issuing a task order


                                                     Federal Supply Service
                                                       U.S. General Services Administration




 8(a) STARS Contract Specifications
8   Functional Areas defined by the 2002 NAICS codes
     FA1 – NAICS 541511   – Custom Computer Programming Services
     FA2 – NAICS 541512   – Computer Systems Design Services
     FA3 – NAICS 541513   – Computer Facilities Management Services
     FA4 – NAICS 518210   – Data Processing, Hosting and Related Services
     FA5 – NAICS 541519   – Other Computer Related Services
     FA6 – NAICS 516110   – Internet Publishing and Broadcasting
     FA7 – NAICS 519190   – All Other Information Services
     FA8 – NAICS 517110   – Wired Telecommunications Carriers




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                                                   U.S. General Services Administration




 NOT ALL CONTRACTS HAVE ALL
      FUNCTIONAL AREAS
 Block 19 of your SF33 indicates the Functional Area(s) for which
  you were selected.
 Only those Functional Areas listed constitute the scope of your
  contract. You may not perform work under 8(a) STARS that does
  not fall within the scope of your contract.
 The NAICS under which the majority of the work falls for a
  requirement will be considered the primary NAICS of your task.
 These are services-based NAICS – Task orders must involve
  services that fall within the NAICS code.
 When there are questions regarding NAICS and scope, please
  call the SBGWAC Center for assistance.
 Work outside your scope will be grounds for contract termination.
 At least 51% of the work must be performed by prime.


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                                                       U.S. General Services Administration




       LABOR CATEGORIES WITHIN
        THE FUNCTIONAL AREAS
   The negotiated prices for your 8(a) STARS contract are ceiling
    rates for the 50 United States + District of Columbia. You may
    not exceed your quoted price at any time during contract
    performance.
   Discount prices should be used whenever possible depending on
    location and complexity of the task order.
   Administrative Contracting Officers issuing the task orders will
    determine price reasonableness for individual tasks and may
    conduct negotiations for lower rates when necessary.
   Remember – the prices you quoted included a .75% Contract
    Access Fee (CAF) to be remitted to FSS upon payment of your
    invoices. (CAF to be discussed later.)
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                                         U.S. General Services Administration




8(a) STARS Contract Specs Cont’d…

      $15 billion   PROGRAM Ceiling

      No   individual contract limit

      Astask orders are issued, they are
      deducted from the $15 billion ceiling




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                                       U.S. General Services Administration




8(a) STARS Contract Specs Cont’d…
 BasePeriod of 3 years with two 2-year options:
   Base Period of Performance:
             June 1, 2004 – May 31, 2007

   Option Period 1:
             June 1, 2007 – May 31, 2009

   Option Period 2:
             June 1, 2009 – May 31, 2011

   Contract performance must adhere with contract
    terms and conditions in order to have Options
    exercised

                                      Federal Supply Service
                                                 U.S. General Services Administration




8(a) STARS Contract Specs Cont’d…
 IT   SOLUTIONS-BASED CONTRACTS
        In addition to the specific labor CLINs, Other

         Direct Costs (ODCs such as additional labor
         categories and commodities) as well as travel
         expenses may be quoted at the task order level.
          Supplies and ODCs may include those specifically
           found in other areas, however they must bear a
           natural relationship to the primary Functional Area.
          Stay within NAICS-based scope at all times


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8(a) STARS Contract Specs Cont’d…
 The NAICS codes are service-based. Any
 commodities must be integral to the predominant
 service being performed.
 Subcontractor reporting is not required at the contract
 level but may be requested at the task order level.
 Thesubcontracting limitation of 51% applies to the
 overall contract and not to individual task orders.




                                           Federal Supply Service
                                               U.S. General Services Administration




8(a) STARS Contract Specs Cont’d…
 Orders    up to the 8(a) competitive threshold of $3
  million can be awarded SOLE SOURCE!!
    This means self-marketing on your part
    Agencies may select you directly based on past
       performance
    Splitting requirements to avoid the threshold is
       strictly prohibited and will result in contract
       termination.
 Requirements over the $3M threshold must provide
  for fair opportunity to all Contract holders that offer the
  applicable Functional Area.


                                             Federal Supply Service
                                         U.S. General Services Administration




     How do I find the Business?
 Agency  Websites
 Forecasts of Contracting Opportunities
 Federal Procurement Data Center
 FedBizOpps
 Conferences and Tradeshows
 Publications and Databases
 Trades Associations
 Networking with other businesses such as those
  already graduated from the 8(a) program


                                        Federal Supply Service
                                                   U.S. General Services Administration




         How to receive task orders
   Task orders may be issued one of two ways:
      1. Through GSA, Federal Technology Service (FTS) assisted
        services
          Offers fee-for-service order issuance
          Agencies transfer funding into GSA’s IT Fund
      2. Through the Client Agency obtaining a delegation of
        authority from the SBGWAC Center prior to issuing any task
        orders
          Agency CO issues the order directly and provides the
           SBGWAC with a copy




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                                                     U.S. General Services Administration




           Order Types and Details
 Any in the Fixed Price family
 Any in the Time and Materials and/or Labor Hour class
 Incremental funding permitted
 ACO authority already in place for GSA, FTS warranted
  Contracting Officers
 All other client agency Contracting Officers must first have a
  delegation of ordering authority
 Ordering Guide available on-line at www.gsa.gov/8astars
 Applicable Functional Area and primary NAICS code MUST
  appear on each and every task order!!




                                                    Federal Supply Service
                                          U.S. General Services Administration




        You Must be Registered in…
 The GSA, FTS IT Solutions (ITSS) on-line ordering
  system at http://it-solutions.gsa.gov
 ITSS will soon be replaced by ―GSA Preferred‖.
  Your registration will be migrated over.
 Central Contractor Registry at www.ccr.gov




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                                 U.S. General Services Administration




IT-Solutions Registration Training for 8(a)
                           STARS Vendors




        GSA Federal Supply Service
                                  U.S. General Services Administration




Topics Covered
            Home Page
            Pre-Registration
             Information Page
            Vendor Company
             Registration
            User Registration




                                 Federal Supply Service
 ITSS Home Page              U.S. General Services Administration




•Dual System Log In
   –Use Integrated System
•Forgot Password
•Registration Help
•General Information
   –GSA
   –ITSS
   –What’s New
•News Board
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                                U.S. General Services Administration




Pre-Registration Information
From this screen select
  one of the following:

   VENDOR COMPANY if the
    company is not currently
    registered in ITSS.
   REGISTER A PERSON if
    the company is already
    registered and a user is
    being added.




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Vendor Company Form
Highlights
Fields marked by a gold ball   are required
   Federal Tax ID: Enter your company's Federal Taxpayer
    Identification Number. Call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 if you do not
    know this number. This information is enforced to be the same on
    all employees of a company and therefore can only be found on
    the company document.

   CAGE Code: Enter your company's Commercial and Government
    Entity (CAGE) Code. If you do not have a CAGE code, call the
    Defense Logistics Center at 1-888-352-9333 for more information,
    or register on-line using the hyperlink provided on the page.

   Payment Terms: Enter the appropriate payment terms for your
    company.



                                                     Federal Supply Service
                                                                U.S. General Services Administration




Vendor Company Form
Highlights

   Coverage Area: This is the geographical regions best describing the area
    your company services. You can have a maximum of three boxes checked.
    For example, companies that have worldwide coverage check Worldwide,
    while a company that only serves the states along the Pacific coast would
    check the boxes for CA, OR, and WA.

   DUNS Number: If you have a Parent Company above, its Data Universal
    Numbering System (DUNS) Number needs to be entered here. Call Dun &
    Bradstreet at 1-800-333-0505 for more information.

   8(a) Certified? If your company is 8(a) certified, click Yes. The form will
    reload and the SBA Contact Information will appear on the form.
    Otherwise, click No. When the form reloads, these fields will be hidden.




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Vendor Company Form
Highlights
 SBA Contact Information You will need to give the name, address,
   phone, and fax numbers of your SBA Contact. Local SBA contact
   information can be found at http://www.sba.gov/GC/asstdir.html

   Product/Service Keyword: This is a key word listing of the products
    and services your company offers. Providing this information will
    allow GSA Customer Service Representatives to quickly find
    companies that offer the products clients need. This list does not
    replace other item lists and pricing guides you may have. It is
    designed to facilitate a quick search of items (i.e., routers, hubs,
    network cards, dB programmers, etc.) Up to 500 keywords can be
    entered in this field.




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Vendor Company Form
Highlights

   Update Employee Records: All the information BELOW this box can also be
    found on individual account records. Check this box if you want any
    changes made to the fields below pushed down to the users who are, or
    will be, registered under your company.

   Company and Employee Data: The fields under this header are also found
    on the person's records. If Update Employee Records is checked, the
    system will try to update the same fields for each person registered under
    your company every time this document is saved. However, each person's
    record must also have its Allow Updates option checked to allow this
    update to change its information.

   Office Information This should be the default office address for your
    company.




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    Vendor Company Form
    Highlights
    Govt. Contracts: List any government contracts awarded to your
     company. Please include the contract number, contract type, and
     start & stop dates.

    Company Officer: The Registration Desk may need to verify the
     company information with a company officer. Enter the name of a
     company officer that can verify company information if necessary.

    Open Market? Yes should be checked if your company will
     compete in Open Market contracts. The form will reload and the
     Open Market sections will appear under this question. Otherwise,
     click No. When the form reloads, these sections will not display.




                                                       Federal Supply Service
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Vendor Company Form
Highlights
   DUNS Number: Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS). This
    will default to the DUNS number on your company's account, but
    you can edit this if needed. You can also call Dun & Bradstreet at
    1-800-333-0505 for more information.

   Open Market Ordering Address: Enter the Ordering Address, City,
    State, Zip, and Country for the Open Market contracts. If this is the
    same as the Office Address, click on the blue Copy Office Address
    button.

   Open Market Remit To Address: Enter the Remit To Address, City,
    State, Zip, and Country for the Open Market contracts. If this is the
    same as the Office Address, click on the blue Copy Office Address
    button.


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Person Form
Highlights
   Company: This is the company you are registered under.

   Email Address: This is the email address you will be sent automatic
    email notifications when the system needs to alert you regarding
    events occurring with your orders.

   Job Title: The job title or position you hold in your company.

   Department: The department you belong to within your
    organization

   Will you be submitting quotes? "Yes" should be checked if you are
    authorized to submit quotes on-line. If you click "No", GSA will not
    be able to send you Request for Quotes.


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                                                       U.S. General Services Administration




Person Form
Highlights
   Allow Updates from Organization Record: If you want your account to
    be updated whenever your company account is updated, check
    this box. Any changes made to the company document will
    overwrite what you have in the Company and Employee Data
    section unless you leave this box unchecked.

   Company and Employee Data

   Office Information: ITSS uses this information as default
    information throughout the system. The registration process will
    default the office information on the person document to the
    information on the company document.




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Person Form
Highlights

   Open Market Contract Information :The information below will be
    referenced for orders awarded under Open Market contracts.

   Federal Tax ID : Your company's Federal Taxpayer Identification
    Number is enforced to be the same for all employees of your
    company and therefore can only be found (and changed) on the
    company document. Click on the View Company Doc button at the
    bottom of the account form to access the company account.

   Open Market Remit To Address: Enter the Remit To Address, City,
    State, Zip, and Country. If you want to make this the same as your
    office address, click on the blue Copy Office Address button.




                                                     Federal Supply Service
                                              U.S. General Services Administration




Contractor Approval
 Faxed authorization requirements:
      The contractor must fax an authorization letter to the
       ITSS Registration Desk @ 858.509.8842
      The authorization letter must be on company
       letterhead.
      The authorization letter must be signed by a
       Company Officer (or immediate supervisor) on behalf
       of the new registrant.
      The letter should state:



 “[New registrant’s name] is authorized to quote on behalf of
 [company name] on the following contract numbers:
 [contract vehicle numbers].”

                                             Federal Supply Service
                                               U.S. General Services Administration




IT-Solutions Contact Information
   Registration Desk – 877.243.2889 option 2
   Registration Fax – 858.509.8842
   Registration Email – itssregdesk@techflow.com
   Hours: M-F, 6AM – 5PM PST




                                             Federal Supply Service
                                                 U.S. General Services Administration




GSA Regional FTS Office Locations:
  FTS Client Support     Centers (CSCs) (including European and
  Asian Business Units) provide direct client interface and support,
  issue and manage task/delivery orders against contracts, and
  deliver (resell) solutions to our clients.




                                               Federal Supply Service
                                                     U.S. General Services Administration




Your Obligations under 8(a) STARS:
 Applicable Functional Area and primary NAICS code MUST
  appear on task orders!!
 You must have a minimum of $100,000 worth of task orders
  during the Base Period of the contract in order for your Option to
  be exercised.
 You must actively market the contract and comply with the
  Marketing Plan submitted with your proposal.
 You must request past performance data from your customers
  and provide to FSS for any task order issued under 8(a) STARS.
 You must immediately notify us of any changes to your business
  including, address, phone, POC, etc.



                                                   Federal Supply Service
                                           U.S. General Services Administration




Activities Prohibited under 8(a) STARS
           Procurements to avoid thresholds
  Splitting
  Pass-Throughs
  Sole Source Orders above the 8(a) Competitive
   Threshold of $3 million
  Accepting orders from Contracting Officers who do not
   have a delegation of ordering authority
  Accepting orders outside the scope of YOUR 8(a)
   STARS contract (i.e. wrong Functional Area/NAICS)
  Leasing
  These actions may result in termination of contract




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Useful Links…
 www.gsa.gov
 www.sba.gov
 www.sellingtothegovernment.net
 www.acq.osd.mil/sadbu/
 www.medweek.gov
 www.ncai.org
 www.fedbizopps.gov
 www.fpdc.gov




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                                         U.S. General Services Administration




         Benefits of 8(a) STARS:
 Let client agencies know… they will receive credit
  towards their 8(a) socio-economic goals.
 Let client agencies know… they can issue SOLE
  SOURCE task orders up to the 8(a) threshold of $3M.
 Let client agencies know… these are solutions-based
  contracts allowing for combinations of hardware,
  software and IT services.
 Let client agencies know… Task Orders under 8(a)
  STARS are non-protestable except for scope,
  maximum order limitation or period of performance.


                                        Federal Supply Service
                                             U.S. General Services Administration




            Benefits of 8(a) STARS:
 Let   client agencies know… Section 803 is satisfied

 Let   client agencies know…
          8(a)’s CAN GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT!!




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                                                U.S. General Services Administration




    RESOURCES ON-LINE…
                  www.gsa.gov/8astars
 Resources available at our website include:
    List of Awardees per Functional Area with links to your
     websites (if available)
    Contract terms and conditions
    Ordering Guide
    FAQs
    Newsletters
    Current acquisition information and guidance
    Upcoming events
    Industry Partner Past Performance




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                                                  U.S. General Services Administration




Marketing Initiatives
   New Collateral to promote 8(a) STARS GWAC
      – Ordering Guide
      – Promotional Flyer
   New Website
      – www.gsa.gov/8astars
      – Also available from our Center’s home page at
        www.gsa.gov/gwacs
      – Also listed on www.gsa.gov under Technology
        Contracts
      – Resource for locating contract information and points of
        contact



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                                    U.S. General Services Administration




Marketing Initiatives
 Events,conferences and tradeshows will be
  posted on our Center’s website at
  www.gsa.gov/gwacs and on GSA’s home page
  under Events
 Newsletter (coming soon)
 Contract Comparison Matrix (coming soon)
 GWAC-wide publication (Oct ’04)




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Public Relations
 Congressional   notifications about awardees were
  sent early May
 Press releases will be issued upon award of
  contracts and to recognize significant news
  events in the future
 Media interviews will be scheduled with
  technology trade publications
 Broadcast e-mails will be sent to internal and
  external customers



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Marketing Your Contract
   Post 8(a) STARS contract info on your company’s website
    and to link to us at www.gsa/gov8astars
   Download the GSA logo from www.gsa.gov and add to your
    marketing materials
   Contact agency Offices of Small and Disadvantaged
    Business Utilization at www.osdbu.gov
   Notify current clients and contacts about 8(a) STARS award
   Maximize your local media coverage
   Attend technology expos in your area to curb costs
   Explore memberships in professional organizations such as
      – National Contract Management Association
        www.ncmahq.org
      – Armed Forces Communications and Electronics
        Association www.afcea.org


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              Thank You
    Meredith-Ash
 Tia
   –Tel: 816-926-3992
   –E-mail: tia.meredith@gsa.gov

 JeanOyler
   –Tel: 816-823-3358
   –E-mail: jean.oyler@gsa.gov



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                Event Evaluation Form      Fax back to 816-823-1608



Evaluation
                Nam e of Session: _____________________________________________________
                Date:__________ Tim e:________ Speaker(s):_______________________________
                Location:______________ We hope that this session has been beneficial to you!



 Form…
                Your opinion is of great importance, so please take a m oment to fill out the following survey.
                Please answer the following statements on a scale of 1 (Strongly Disagree) to 5 (Strongly Agree)

             1. The objectives of this event w ere met.                                 1    2   3    4    5
             2. The speakers were well organized and prepared.                          1    2   3    4    5
             3. The speakers were knowledgeable of the subject m atter.                 1    2   3    4    5
             4. The length of the session was adequate.                                 1    2   3    4    5
             5. I had am ple opportunity to participate in discussions.                 1    2   3    4    5
             6. Overall, I w ould say that the event was beneficial to me.              1    2   3    4    5
             7. What did the speakers do well? __________________________________________
             _________________________________________________________________________
             8. What could the speakers have done better? _______________________________
             _________________________________________________________________________
             9. What are the top two things/areas you learned from this event?
                 a. _______________________________________
                 b. _______________________________________
             10. What, if any, inform ation do you specifically need that was not addressed during this event?
                 ___________________________________________________________
             11. Were the venue and visual aids adequate? _______yes          ______no
                 If Not – Why?______________________________________________
             12. Are you interested in additional program m eetings? _____yes        ______no
                 If no, please state reason ______________________________________________
                 If yes, how often? ______________ On-line or face-to-face? __________________
                 Would you be w illing to host the next meeting? ____yes _____no
                 If yes, please complete #13 below.
             13. You w ould like to be contacted by someone from GSA, please supply the following information:
                 Nam e: ______________________________________________________________
                 Com pany:____________________________________________________________
                 Telephone Num ber: _________________ E-m ail Address-____________________




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How to Contact the SBGWAC Center
 By e-mail:          8a@gsa.gov
 On the Web:         www.gsa.gov/8astars
 Toll-free Number: (877) 327-8732
 Mary Parks – Center Director          (816) 823-3960
 Rita Velilla – Chief, Acquisitions    (816) 823-4356
 Howard Innis – Contracting Officer    (816) 823-4658
 Delta Helm – Contracting Officer      (816) 926-1387
 Jean Oyler – Bus. Dev. Specialist     (816) 823-3358



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