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Introducing Zantech-Ark JV

A Perfect Partnership For Your IT Requirements

Zantech-Ark JV LLC is a Joint-Venture between Zantech and Ark that delivers the “power of two” - the combined strengths, experience and certifications of both companies.

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As a small business Joint-Venture, Zantech-Ark delivers the “power of two” - the combined strengths, experience and certifications of both Zantech and Ark. We support the Federal Government clients with enterprise information systems solutions. Every client is our most important customer, and we are focused on addressing their specific needs, in a timely and efficient manner.

Our core capabilities:

Engineering Services


Application Development

Cloud Infrastructure Support

Program Management

Health IT


Zantech is an experienced prime contractor with corporate infrastructure and business systems to ensure quality performance and customer satisfaction. We apply state-of-the-art methodologies to develop total systems solutions that meet mission-critical requirements and provide customer-specific solutions for enterprise information systems. Since its inception in 2007, Zantech has built its project management processes on successful performance on more than 75 prime contracts for the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of State (DOS), and many other Federal departments and agencies.


Ark provides to end-to-end solutions in application development, consulting, and re-engineering across all major technologies. Our solutions and services help build enduring relationships with our clients. Our team has over 15 years of IT experience designing and developing IT solutions and implementing custom software for corporations and government agencies.

We are maturing and transforming to provide our customers services with a sharper focus on outcomes, operational efficiency, competitiveness, and rapid response - consistent with business requirements. Our team of consultants seasoned IT solutions architects/project managers, and qualified software engineers deliver high-quality IT solutions through proven methodologies and innovation.

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STARS III is GSA’s 8(a) small-business, set-aside Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is a best-in-class (BIC) vehicle with a $50 billion ceiling and a 5-year base period plus one 3-year option period, providing technology solutions and services across the entire Federal Government. STARS III provides flexible access to customized IT solutions and emerging technologies from a diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners.

Zantech’s joint-venture (JV), Zantech-Ark JV, LLC is the contract holder for 8(a) STARS III.

Contract Number: 47QTCB22D0048

DUNS: 117419862 


Cage Code: 8HDE1 

Contract Ordering Period: 07/02/2021 thru 07/01/2026 

Scope of Awarded Contract

Basic Scope – All 8(a) STARS III awardees can provide: Examples of IT solutions and services within the basic scope of STARS III include, but are not limited to:

  • Data Management;

  • Information and Communications Technology;

  • IT Operations and Maintenance;

  • IT Security / IT workforce augmentation;

  • Software Development; and,

  • Systems Design.

Sub-Area 1, Emerging Technology – Limited to 8(a) STARS III awardees, including Zantech-Ark JV, LLC, receiving a separate award in this sub-area:

  • IT services-based solutions that involve emerging technology (ET) innovation to securely accelerate transformation and advance mission outcomes. Examples of Emerging Technologies within the scope of Sub-Area 1 include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence (including Machine Learning, Deep Learning/Neural Networks, Natural Language Generation);

  • Autonomic Computing;

  • Blockchain / Distributed Ledger;

  • Quantum Computing;

  • Robotic Process Automation;

  • Technological Convergence; and,

  • Virtual Reality (including Augmented Reality, Extended Reality, Mixed Reality).


Features and Benefits

  • Directed Sole Source Task orders up to $4.5M

  • Easy-to-use contract with streamlined, Fair Opportunity (FAR 16.505), ordering procedures.

  • Flexibility in Task Order types: fixed price, labor hour, and time and material terms

  • Permits other direct costs when it is integral and necessary to the IT effort

  • Complimentary scope compatibility reviews

  • Minimizes Protest Risks – No protests on orders under $10M, except on the grounds that the order increases the scope, period, or maximum value of the GWAC


For more information about GSA STARS III GWAC, visit


Zantech-Ark JV, LLC Contact:

Raj Natarajan, President | 301-200-7997 |

Zia Islam, COO | 703-286-1393 |

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Certifications & Awards

Quality brings value. Everything we do and everything we create comes from a strict culture of quality and repeatable exceptional results. 

  • Our Quality Management System (QMS) — International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 registered

  • Our Project Management and Engineering Lifecycle Processes — Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) ML 3 assessed DEV

  • Our IT service management processes — ISO/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 20000-1:2011 registered

  • Our Information Security Management Processes — ISO 27001:2013 registered

  • Our processes align with the Information Technology Infrastructure Library Framework (ITIL)

  • Our Project Management Methods follow the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK)

  • Our Project Managers — PMP Certified & Scrum Certified Agile Practitioners


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02/09/2022 - Zantech’s JV, Zantech-Ark JV, LLC Wins GSA 8(a) STARS III  02/09/2022


Zantech is excited to announce that our Joint Venture with Ark Infotech, Zantech-Ark JV, LLC, has been awarded one of the prime contracts under the GSA 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services (STARS) III Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). STARS III GWAC is a best-in-class (BIC) vehicle with a $50 billion ceiling and provides flexible access to customized IT solutions and emerging technologies from a diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners.

Upon learning of this award, Zia Islam, CEO of Zantech and Zantech-Ark JV Board Member, said “I am proud of the Zantech-Ark for securing an award on this important contract vehicle. With this award, we are able to offer our Government customers yet another avenue to gain access to our services and solutions, and one that provides the opportunity to contract directly within the 8(a) limitations for sole source awards.”

Scope of work to be performed under STARS III includes data management, information, and communications technology, IT operations and maintenance, IT security, IT workforce augmentation, software development, and systems design. Additionally, Zantech-Ark received an award on STARS III Sub-Area 1: Emerging Technology which provides customers with emerging, innovative solutions to accelerate the transformation and advance mission outcomes. Solutions and capabilities available under this Sub-Area include but are not limited to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Robotic Process Automation; Blockchain; Quantum Computing; Virtual Reality, and Technological Convergence.

“This important award,” said Zia Islam, Zantech Founder and COO, “is consistent with our strategy of increasing our portfolio of IDIQ contracts and expanding our services offerings to include new, innovative, and transformative solutions to address evolving mission challenges in an efficient and effective manner. This award is a significant milestone in the evolution of Zantech and our Joint Ventures to provide our expanding customer base ‘Outstanding Performance …. Always!’.


02/02/2020 - Zantech and Ark Infotech announce joint venture

Zantech IT Services and Ark Infotech join hands together to form Zantech-Ark JV LLC, a SBA approved 8(a) Joint Venture.

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