September 19, 2011 08:01 ET


SBA Mentor-Protégé Program Enables Federal Solutions Providers to Team Together on GSA Contract

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2011) - ALEX-AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a joint-venture partnership formed through the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) approved Mentor-Protégé program, today announced that it has been awarded an 8(a) STARS II Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The 8(a) STARS II GWAC is a multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract designed to provide cutting-edge Information Technology solutions from award-winning 8(a) small businesses to federal agencies.

"We are proud to announce this award, which gives us another opportunity to combine our well-seasoned teams of experts to provide innovative IT solutions for the federal government," said Joe Kopfman, Financial Officer for the Joint Venture.

Contract awardees were selected for this contract based on competitive pricing, technical proficiency and industrial credentials. The contract offers simple to complex IT service solutions such as: IT help desk support, information assurance, cybersecurity, virtualization, IPV6, Web 2.0, and more.

"Our project management and workforce solutions are the perfect complement to AMERICAN SYSTEMS' deep engineering and technical expertise, allowing our joint venture to deliver exceptional solutions," said Monica Joseph, CEO, ALEX-Alternative Experts, LLC.

Both AMERICAN SYSTEMS and ALEX-Alternative Experts, LLC bring a wealth of intellectual capital, relevant information technology expertise, technological implementation experience and a track record of highly effective and efficient program management.


ALEX-AMERICAN SYSTEMS was formed between ALEX-Alternative Experts, LLC (ALEX) and AMERICAN SYSTEMS through the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) approved Mentor-Protégé program in July of 2009. The joint venture (JV) provides government agencies with access to a SBA-approved 8(a), Small Woman and Minority (SWAM) owned business, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) with the breadth of experience and capabilities of a larger organization. For more information, visit

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