Federal contracting officers can now issue 8(a) STARS II GWAC requests for quotes (RFQs) and requests for proposals (RFPs) on eBuy. 8(a) STARS II, a small business set-aside GWAC, provides flexible access to customized IT solutions from a large, diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners. With a $10 billion program ceiling and a five-year base period with one five-year option, 8(a) STARS II allows for long-term planning of large-scale program requirements while strengthening opportunities for 8(a) small businesses.
Cask has been awarded the ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) Partnership by the US Dept of Homeland Security & ICE. The IMAGE program was created in 2006, as a joint government and private sector initiative designed to build cooperative relationships that strengthen hiring practices and encourage employer compliance. The goal of the IMAGE program is to curtail the employment of unauthorized workers through outreach, education and partnership.