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Maryland CATS(Consulting and Technical Services) II
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FASTech has been a strong participant in the CATS program since its the first CATS I award in 2005. In 2009, CATS II began providing concurrent contracting opportunities to provide continuity of service. The objective of this contract vehicle (effective June 1, 2009 through May 31, 2014) is to enable State government to procure IT consulting and technical services in a timely and economical manner. Through CATS II, the State has a flexible means of obtaining information technology (IT) resources quickly, efficiently and cost effectively by issuing task orders specific to its needs.

As a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) with strong past performances at State of Maryland Judiciary, Administration of the Courts, and Register of Wills, our professionals offer expertise and experience. Our proven capabilties, include: help desk services, custom database and application support, and other technical services.

FASTech was awarded the following functional areas for this vehicle

CATS Functional Areas
1 Enterprise Service Provider
2 Web and Internet Systems
3 Electronic Document Management
4 Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
5 Software Engineering
6 Systems/Facilities Management and Maintenance
7 Information System Security
8 Application Service Provider
10 IT Management Consulting Services

Functional Area 1
Enterprise Service Provider (ESP). Services to ensure that information systems are designed to capitalize on agency architectures and State IT standards, provide interoperability with other systems and networks, be reliable and maintainable, and make the most cost-effective use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology and agency-wide and government-wide resources.

Functional Area 2
Web and Internet Systems. A broad range of business solutions and support using the capabilities of the web and Internet; design, develop, test, implement and maintain web sites, portals, web applications and web services and the associated hardware, software, network and security components that comprise these solutions.

Functional Area 3
Electronic Document Management. Service to establish or maintain electronic document imaging, document management, document workflow, and associated technologies.

Functional Area 4
Geographical Information Systems. Service to integrate, store, edit, analyze and display geographically-referenced information in a client/server or web-based environment.

Functional Area 5
Software Engineering. Service to provide full life cycle of a software system development. Process definition; requirements management (project planning, quality assurance, project tracking and oversight, organizational process focus); software metrics; software process assessments; software capability evaluations; software project management; software certification; software validation and verification; open systems; software architecture; software reengineering; software reuse; component-based software; software security; supervising software configuration management; and CASE tools.

Functional Area 6
Systems/Facilities Management and Maintenance. Systems/Facilities Management and Maintenance services include: Data Center Technical Support/Operations, and Help Desk. At the State's discretion, these services may be required to be provided externally to the requesting agency.

Functional Area 7
Information System Security. The security of information and computing resources at all organizational levels; including software/application and data security support, as well as disaster recovery planning and risk assessment.

Functional Area 8
Application Service Provider. Combination of software, hardware and networking technologies to offer hosted, service-based applications.

Functional Area 10
IT Management Consulting Services. The IT Management Consulting Services include any of the following types of services: IT enterprise architecture, systems review for architectural consistency, strategic planning assistance, project management services, Master Contractor assessments and risk assessment analysis.

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