“We are happy to have the opportunity to provide employment to Arizona workers as a direct result of this contract,“ states Mr. Castillo
Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) October 12, 2011
Castillo Technologies, LLC, has been awarded the STARS II Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). This innovative, cost-saving federal procurement vehicle provides 8(a) certified businesses with opportunities to provide a wide range of federal government information technology (IT) services.
This recent award to Castillo Technologies, LLC follows their 2004 award of the predecessor STARS I contract, ongoing until November 30, 2011. Under the previous STARS I contract, Castillo Technologies provided services to U.S. federal agencies such as DHS (Department of Homeland Security), DOD (Department of Defense), the U.S. Air Force and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) initiating over 30 task orders and generating approximately $2.2 Million of employment opportunities for the Arizona workforce. Castillo Technologies has completed over 140 work orders for federal and DOD agencies nationwide.
Mr. Castillo projects upwards of 30 new jobs created within Castillo Technologies over the next 12 months as a result of this contract award. “We are happy to have the opportunity to provide employment to Arizona workers as a direct result of this contract,“ states Mr. Castillo. “We are also very focused on hiring veterans right now especially with so many returning home and entering the workforce.”
GSA developed the STARS II program specifically as a time and money saving federal contracting vehicle and to provide an established resource for cutting-edge technology solutions from 8(a) small business firms. Services acquired through this program include IT help-desk support, cyber-security, virtualization, information assurance, Web 2.0, and cloud computing. STARS II is the third generation of the 8(a) GWAC contract vehicle, has a $10 billion ceiling, a five-year base period and a 5-year renewal option.
About Castillo Technologies, LLC
Castillo Technologies consults with clients to provide an individualized, business-goal focused assessment of their IT needs now and for the immediate future. Our analysis and reporting process holistically addresses growing business operations, workforce connectivity and evolving technology to apply best-in-class solutions. Service offerings include implementation, maintenance and support, telecommunications, data security, web 2.0, virtualization and cloud services.
Castillo Technologies is a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business verified by the Center for Veteran Enterprise (CVE). It is the policy of Castillo Technologies, LLC to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, status as a disabled veteran and/or veteran of the Vietnam Era or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
For more information about Castillo Technologies, LLC, or for information contained in this press release, please visit http://www.CastilloTechnologies.com.
Contact: Alan Castillo
Castillo Technologies, LLC