KCI-Acuity, LLC (KCI-Acuity) is an 8(a) joint venture (JV) founded in 2015 combining the SBA-certified 8(a) corporation Kalani Consulting, Inc. (KCI) and Acuity, Inc. (Acuity) to provide the Federal Government with IT support services that span all four GSA STARS II Functional Areas across both Constellations (I and II).
KCI is an SBA Certified 8(a), HUBZone, and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and is joined by Acuity as a successful 8(a) graduate. KCI (est. 2009) and Acuity (est. 2002) have a successful history working together, which provides a strong foundation for delivering business results through the GSA STARS II contract vehicle. KCI and Acuity have partnered on dozens of Federal Government IT projects throughout the Department of State, Department of Treasury, and Department of Homeland Security.
Since November 14, 2012, Acuity has served as a mentor to KCI under the Department of State (DoS) Mentor-Protégé Program, resulting in multiple contracting opportunities within DoS via standard prime-subcontractor agreements on Acuity’s original GSA STARS II 8(a) contract from 2011-2016. KCI has demonstrated a strong delivery proficiency and is poised to accept and execute on larger contracts.
KCI and Acuity possess an SBA Mentor-Protégé Agreement (MPA), executed in July 2015, allowing our two companies to continue developing our joint capabilities via our 8(a) JV to deliver services under the GSA STARS II contract vehicle. Under this agreement, Acuity provides guidance to KCI on a variety of business topics including contracts administration and business development. The MPA meets all of the requirements stipulated under the SBA Mentor/Protégé program established pursuant to C.F.R. §124.520 (a). We have combined and adopted the best practices of each company’s policies, procedures, and compensation plans for JV implementation.