8(a) Mentor-Protégé - Multiple Award Schedule (MAS)

Contract Holder: AretecSBD


The MAS Consolidation effort is to modernize and simplify the buying and selling experience by consolidating GSA’s 24 legacy Multiple Award Schedules into one single Schedule, called the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS).

MAS is one of the largest contracts in the federal government. It delivers federal, state, and local customer agencies the tools and expertise needed to shorten procurement cycles, ensure compliance, and obtain the best value for innovative technology products, services and solutions. The Schedule is composed of Special Item Numbers (SINs). This is a categorization method that groups similar products, services, and solutions together to aid in the acquisition process.

Information Technology Services Subcategory SINs

The IT Services subcategory encompasses: Database planning and design, systems analysis and design, network services, programming, conversion and implementation support, network services project management and data/records management.

For more information visit: https://www.gsa.gov/technology/technology-purchasing-programs/mas-information-technology

• SIN 54151S - IT Professional Services

This includes IT Professional Services and/or labor categories for database planning and design; systems analysis, integration, and design; programming, conversion and implementation support; network services, data/records management, and testing.

For more information visit: https://www.gsa.gov/technology/technology-purchasing-programs/mas-information-technology/sins-and-solutions-we-offer/it-professional-services-special-item-number-sin-132

• SIN 54151HACS - Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services (HACS)

This includes a wide range of fields such as, the seven-step Risk Management Framework services, information assurance, virus detection, network management, situational awareness and incident response, secure web hosting, and backup, security services and, Security Operations Center (SOC) services. HACS vendors are cataloged under the 5 subcategories of High Value Asset Assessments; Risk and Vulnerability Assessments, Cyber Hunt, Incident Response, and Penetration Testing.

AretecSBD was awarded ALL 5 subcategories: High Value Asset Assessments, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment, Cyber Hunt, Incident Response, Penetration Testing

For more information visit: https://www.gsa.gov/technology/technology-products-services/it-security/highly-adaptive-cybersecurity-services-hacs

• SIN 54151HEAL - Health IT Services

This includes a wide range of Health IT services to include connected health, electronic health records, health information exchanges, health analytics, personal health information management, innovative Health IT solutions, health informatics, emerging Health IT research, and other Health IT services.

For more information visit: https://www.gsa.gov/technology/technology-purchasing-programs/mas-information-technology/sins-and-solutions-we-offer/health-it-services

Joint Ventures

Solutions By Design II, LLC is the mentor in a SBA Mentor-Protégé Relationship with Aretec Inc. Through this relationship we have created an 8(a) Joint Venture AretecSBD, LLC which has been awarded GSA MAS until March 18, 2025 (Base Period). As an SBA approved 8(a) Joint Venture this entity is eligible to receive sole source awards up to $4.5M.

For more information visit: www.aretecsbd.com

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03/18/2020 – 03/17/2025; 03/18/2025 – 03/17/2030; 03/18/2030 – 03/17/2035; 03/18/2035 – 03/17/2040



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