GCI is an 8(a) small business, certified through the Small Business Administration (SBA) program with a graduation date in 2016. Named for Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act, the program was created to help small and disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. It helps these companies gain access to federal and private procurement markets, and is an important resource for small businesses seeking business-development assistance.
Any government client can use the 8(a) program to rapidly get a contract valued at up to $4M with GCI. The following steps are all that is required to easily initiate a new project:
- Discuss with GCI personnel the nature of the work to be performed.
- Contact your local small business (SB) office to notify them you would like to initiate an 8(a) contract with GCI. The SB office will then notify GCI regarding your intentions.
- Provide a brief statement of work to your local contracting officer regarding the type of work to be performed. The contracting officer will then send that document to GCI to write a proposal in response to the statement of work.
- GCI delivers a brief technical proposal and cost to the contracting officer, who then places the work on contract.
- The entire process often takes a few days to a few weeks – much faster than existing IDIQ contract vehicles or other competitive contract processes.
Global Consulting International Inc. (GCI) is a prime contractor for the DESP III contract, a five-year multiple-award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract vehicle providing a broad range of engineering services in support of any system or subsystem within the Air Force and other Department of Defense (DoD) agencies.
The DESP III contract ceiling is set at $1.9B with task orders that will support specific objectives of improving system lifecycle cost and extending system operational life while improving performance and maintainability and ensuring safety and environmental friendliness. One of the primary purposes of DESP III is to provide the Air Force and other DoD customers with a contract vehicle to use for acquiring engineering services in a fraction of the time normally required for standard contract actions.
GCI leads a diverse team of large and small companies that have experience with the various components, systems, and requirements of all the agencies having access to the DESP III contract. The DESP III Program includes a broad range of design and engineering and technical support services, including such things as:
- Environmental, Health, and Safety Support
- Prototype/pre-production development
- Build, Test, and Evaluation services
- Hardware and Software Fabrication
- Technology Insertion
- Field Representation, Documentation, and Training
- Engineering Services
- Logistics Support
- Source Qualification
One of the primary purposes of DESP III is to provide the Air Force and other DoD customers with a contract vehicle to use for acquiring engineering services in a fraction of the time normally required for standard contract actions.
The DESP III contract covers various areas of service. It can be used for the development of prototypes and limited production runs as well as for incidental construction essential to the performance of an engineering service. DESP III also includes provision for Advisory and Assistance Services, an area in which GCI has considerable relevant experience.
For information about the DESP III contract and/or Team GCI, please contact Jenny Magdiel at: 801-364-1300 or Jenny.Magdiel@GCI-USA.COM
CLASS, or the Clinical Acquisition for Support Services contract, is a personal services contract vehicle that provides clinical services at Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) and satellite clinics affiliated with 64 different Air Force bases. The $992 million CLASS program is designed to supplement existing clinical staff with qualified personnel, like physicians and nurses, who will provide direct healthcare services throughout the United States and Guam. Areas covered by the CLASS contract include:
- Allied Health Services
- Nursing Services
- Ancillary Services
- Primary Care Providers
- Behavioral Health Services
- Specialty Providers
- Dental Services
- Technician Services
Air Force Medical Service contract vehicles like CLASS are designed to provide an efficient, centralized procurement source, a consistently smooth staffing and management process, and economies of pricing while simultaneously decreasing the administrative and contract management burden for the Air Force.
GCI is a leading small-business provider of staffing support for government and commercial clients in the healthcare, Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS), and information technology (IT) areas. The company’s principals bring over 20 years of project management and staffing support experience to CLASS and other staffing programs.
While GCI is the prime contractor and heads our team for the CLASS contract, GCI has served as subcontractor under similar contracts, including the USAF Medical Services Commodity Council’s Clinical Support Services (CSS) contract, the predecessor contract to CLASS. GCI served as a subcontractor at bases nationwide and currently provides 10 Medical Clerks to perform a variety of administrative support services for the Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP) center and the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) at the Evans Army Community Hospital at Fort Carson, Colorado. GCI has also operated the Occupational Health Clinic at Hill Air Force Base, providing all clinic operations and management and a staff of 23 healthcare employees.
Winning the CLASS contract allows Team GCI to bid on fixed-price task orders to provide physicians and nurses and dental, behavioral, allied and ancillary healthcare specialists and technicians. The ordering period for the CLASS contract is four years.
VA FSS Schedule 621 I — Professional and Allied Healthcare Staffing Services
Under this schedule, VA issues Multiple-Award Schedule (MAS) contracts to provide temporary physicians, nurses, and allied healthcare staff to Government facilities. Under 621 I contracts, each healthcare specialty is priced at fully loaded hourly base rates, which can include direct labor costs, fringe benefits, overhead, profit, taxes, insurance, and a 1 (one) percent Industrial Funding Fee (IFF) to be paid to the FSS Program. In addition to the base rate, 621 I contracts may also include pricing for overtime, shift differentials, weekday or weekend on-call fees, and holiday rates. Government ordering activities acquire 621 I services by issuing task orders against these MAS contracts, in accordance with the FSS contract terms and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 8.4.
- This contract vehicle provides GCI the ability to provide contracted healthcare services to numerous federal agencies.
For information about the VA FSS 621 I contract and/or Team GCI, please contact Jenny Magdiel at: 801-364-1300 or Jenny.Magdiel@GCI-USA.COM
Seaport-e (SDB, 8a, SB Prime Contractor)
Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) under the U.S. Navy SEAPORT Enhanced (SeaPort-e) Multiple Award Contract (MAC)
Seaport-e is the Navy’s electronic platform for acquiring support services in 22 functional areas including Engineering, Financial Management, and Program Management. The Navy Systems Commands (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, SPAWAR, NAVFAC, and NAVSUP), the Office of Naval Research, the United States Marine Corps, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) use this vehicle to contract for their service requirements.
Global Consulting International, Inc. (GCI) is qualified to support all 22 functional areas in all 7 geographic zones defined by the contract.
Contract Number: N00178-09-D-5733
Zone 1 – Northeast Zone
Zone 2 – National Capital Zone
Zone 3 – Mid Atlantic Zone
Zone 4 – Gulf Coast Zone
Zone 5 – Midwest Zone
Zone 6 – Southwest Zone
Zone 7 – Northwest Zone
8(a) – 8(a) Program
SB – Small Business Concerns
SDB – Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns
Period of Performance: April 2009 – December 2018
GSA IT Schedule 70:GS35F073CA
GCI delivers IT services to the U.S. government through GSA Schedule 70, which is the largest acquisition vehicle in the federal government. GSA Schedule 70 is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple award schedule. This gives GCI the opportunity to provide the government with information technology solutions that are compliant with federal cybersecurity guidelines.