Contract Vehicles Overview

In nearly a decade of providing IT services, TIME Systems has come to know our clients' needs very well. Our clients need to accomplish more with less; they need more choices and more functionality, with less expense and less use of resources.

Acquisition decisions are complicated matters. Several departments may be involved, with different points of view and multiple opinions on the best solutions. At every decision point, you also have to determine which vendors offer the requisite services on a contract or schedule with low Government-approved rates.

TIME Systems simplifies the process. We're a one-stop-shop for all your management, professional services and information technology needs, and our contract vehicles benefit you in a number of ways:

  • It's easy to do business with us
  • You receive pre-negotiated rates
  • Acquisition activity is streamlined
  • You have a dedicated resource to manage projects

At TIME Systems, we assist our clients throughout the entire acquisition process from the initial need to project completion. Our experts can help you identify the specific solutions that will accomplish your goals most efficiently. We have sought and been awarded multiple contract vehicles, so we can serve your varied needs. We've also aligned our offerings with other companies to extend the goods and services we can provide.

Choose a contract vehicle from the list below to learn more, including the vehicle's terms, who can use the vehicle, what kinds of goods and services it covers, and the relevant codes.

Small Business Administration 8(a)

Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act as amended by Congress, created the 8(a) business development program. This program enables SBA to assist small disadvantaged firms to develop their businesses. In applying to the program, a firm is rigorously evaluated on its ownership, operations, financial health, and past performance. Once accepted, the firm is required to provide SBA a detailed business plan and annually show continued success as a viable, strong business entity. The SBA certifies firms that are approved for a period of nine years. The SBA has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with Federal Agencies allowing them to contract directly with certified 8(a) firms. Participants can receive sole source contracts, up to a ceiling of $4 million for goods and services.


The 8(a) sole source vehicle provides agencies a simplified and shortened acquisition procedure:

  1. Reduced decision cycle: the time required to award an 8(a) sole source contract is usually within days.
  2. Lowered administrative costs: procurement process and time is reduced to a minimum.
  3. Prices reflecting the best value: agency negotiates with the firm directly to get the best value.
  4. Credit for promoting small business participation within agency.
  5. Can initiate a contract with a simple high-level statement of work.

Simple steps to establish an 8(a) Sole Source contract with TIME Systems:

  1. The Government program manager or interested party develops a statement of work, prepares a government estimate, and obtains the necessary funding.
  2. The Government program manager or interested party chooses TIME Systems to perform the work and submits a procurement request to the agency contracting officer.
  3. The agency contracting officer prepares and submits an Offer Letter to TIME Systems SBA Business Development Specialist.
  4. SBA processes the Offer Letter and returns it to the agency contracting officer who submits the Statement of Work and Request for Proposal or Quotation to TIME Systems.
  5. TIME Systems submits the proposal which is evaluated and negotiated (if necessary) by the agency.
  6. The contract is awarded to TIME Systems.
These steps can be accomplished within few days in most cases. It is also worthwhile to mention that TIME Systems has a great working relationship with the SBA-assigned Business Development Specialist (BDS) who is willing to help clarify any issue related to 8(a) program and facilitate any contract award.

Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

TIME Systems is certified through the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.

In 2006, President George W. Bush signed into law the "Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006" (Public Law 109-461). This law provides VA with unique authority to conduct set-aside and sole source procurements with small businesses owned and operated by veterans. This legislation authorizes a unique "Veterans First" approach, specific to VA contracting. This approach changes the priorities for contracting preferences within VA, placing SDVOSBs and VOSBs first and second, respectively, in satisfying VA's acquisition requirements.


The SDVOSB sole source vehicle provides agencies a simplified and shortened acquisition procedure:

  • Reduced decision cycle – time required to award an SDVOSB sole source contract is usually within days
  • Lowered administrative costs – procurement process and time is reduced to a minimum
  • Credit for promoting participation

How to Access

The first step in the process is to develop an acquisition strategy with your Contracting Officer or Contracting Specialist.

GSA Schedule 70

GSA Schedule 70 – Information Technology Services

The General Services Administration (GSA) developed this five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) to supply the United States Government with a variety of Information Technology (IT) services at federally-approved rates. GSA 70 benefits include the convenience of efficient online procurement, a widely-ranged selection in one e-marketplace, no need to synopsize orders, and compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations. The 70 Schedule is the most prevalent acquisition vehicle used, offering rapid procurement from over 5,000 certified partners across the U.S.

Contract Number GS-35F-285AA
Period of Performance
March 23, 2013 – March 24, 2018
Who Can Use it? Federal Agencies
State and Local Government
Task Order
Types Available
Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP)
Labor Hour (LH)
Time and Materials (T&M)
TIME Systems
Federal Services Offered
SIN 132-51
Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing
Cyber Security and Data Backup
Data Conversion
Data/records Management
Database Planning and Design
Facility Operation and Maintenance
IT Strategy and Architecture
Network Services
Network Services Project Management
Other IT and Telecommunications
Programming, Conversion and Implementation Support
Resources and Facilities Management
Systems Analysis and Design
Systems Development
Telecommunications Network Management
Web-based Subscription

NAVSEA SeaPort-e

The U. S. Navy's Seaport-e is an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract designed to provide multiple Navy bureaus with engineering, programmatic, and technical support services. SeaPort task orders are competed on a web-based system that ensures standardized procurement processes from a community of over 1,800 large and small contractors.

TIME SYSTEMS suports National Capitol Zone 2 and we offer a variety of Information Technology (IT) services including, but not limited to, Information Assurance (IA), data discovery and visualization, enterprise software and integration, and network administration.

Contract Number N00178-14-D-7530-P00001
Contract Period of Performance March 27, 2014 through April 4, 2019
Who Can Use it? Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR)
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP)
Military Sealift Command (MSC)
Strategic Systems Program (SSP)
Naval Facilities Command (NAVFAC)
Office of Naval Research
U.S. Marine Corps
Department of Defense (DoD)
Task Order Types Available Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP)
Fixed Price Incentive (FPI)
Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF)
Cost Plus Incentive Fee (CPIF)
Cost Plus Award Fee (CPAF)
TIME SYSTEMS Federal Services Offered Information System (IS) Development
Information Assurance (IA)
Information Technology (IT) Support
Ad-hoc query and reporting
Blueprint and statistical analyses
Business Intelligence Software Consulting
Cloud computing
Data discovery and visualization
Data management and warehousing
Enterprise software/integration/support Forecasting predictive analytics
Network administration/support
Portal and web development
Records and document management
System integration
Process improvement
Financial-budgeting and planning
Project and Program management
Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V)
Management/planning/analysis consulting
Business process re-engineering
Access control systems
FOIA service
NAICS Code 541330