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Mid-Coast Maine Technology Firm Wins VETS GWAC


Mid-Coast Maine Technology Firm Wins Much Sought After Federal Contract

The Veterans Technology Services Government-Wide Acquisition Contract has a value cap of five billion dollars.

Camden, Maine, January 11, 2006 - The Federal Government’s General Services Administration (GSA) announced today that Camden-based Penobscot Bay Media (Pen Bay Media) has been selected as one of the Prime Contractors of the Veterans Technology Services Government Wide Acquisition Contract (VETS GWAC ). This ten-year contract is designed to help federal agencies meet their obligation that three percent of all procurement be awarded to Service Disabled, Veteran Owned, Small Businesses. Penobscot Bay Media is one of only 44 teams across the US selected from the more than 400 who responded to the request for proposal. Moreover, Pen Bay Media was awarded in both functional areas; systems operations and maintenance, and information systems engineering. GSA administrator Lurita Doan noted that she expects GSA to spend upwards of $720 million with veteran owned companies in 2007 and “that is not even close to what you can expect from GSA in the future.”

“This is an incredible endorsement from Washington and GSA,” said Ann Yahner, President/General Manager of Pen Bay Media. “The fact that we were the only Prime Contractor in New England chosen in this enormous contract speaks volumes about the quality and expertise of our employees. We’ve supported Federal clients since 1999, and we look forward to offering our IT, GIS and custom application development experience to a wide range of government clients. In the months to come, we’ll be releasing additional information about the specific nature of the individual contracts, and the potential they have for expanding growth in the Midcoast area.

The VETS GWAC applies to all Federal agencies seeking information technology solutions; Penobscot Bay Media has now become a vetted, pre-qualified vendor for agencies bidding out Information Systems Engineering and Maintenance contracts. As a Prime Contractor for its award, Pen Bay Media heads a team of businesses from across the country including Applied Computing Technologies, AdaRose, Control Point, CymSTAR, The Dayton Group, Dynamics Research Corp, ESRI Software, EmeSec, Engineering & Environmental Technologies, Highland Technology Services, LJT & Associates, Micro-Technologies, Ozark Consulting Solutions, SED Technology, SCCS Systems, TradeNex, and Transcendence.

About Penobscot Bay Media (

Penobscot Bay Media LLC creates and implements “Information Visualization” solutions. Core skills include geographic information systems, geospatial information security, spatial robotic solutions, interactive distance learning, custom desktop, web and thin client applications, and film, video and multimedia creative services. Pen Bay Media is a woman-owned, Service-disabled veteran-owned small business with 30 employees. Clients include several branches of the Federal Government, the Maine Departments of Marine Resources and Environmental Protection, Maine Army Guard, the Boston Museum of Science, Cianbro, DeLorme, the Farnsworth Art Museum, LL Bean, the Nature Conservancy, New York City Department of Health, NHL Properties, Rodale Press, TV Guide, United Technologies and the World Bank.


The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) issued a request for proposal in March 2005 for a government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC) that will be set aside for Service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses. The GWAC, named Veterans Technology Services (VETS), will provide IT services for federal government agencies.

The VETS contract was awarded to multiple companies for information technology services, for so-called “Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contracts. GSA provides this type of contract for Federal agencies when the government knows it will need a variety of services, but cannot immediately specify the required services. The estimated ceiling value is $5 Billion over 10 years.

About the General Services Administration

GSA is a centralized Federal procurement, property management, and policy agency, created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help Federal agencies better serve the public. It acquires, on behalf of Federal agencies, office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies and services.

For more information, please contact:

Ann Yahner, President. 207-230-0182
Stuart Rich Principal 207-230-0182
David Berez Principal 207-230-0182 or 207-236-4911


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