Acquisition and Shared Services
Arcata has provided Federal Government clients with Logistics and support services for over 30 years. Given our extensive experience, we have developed a set of proprietary tools that may be used to proactively manage programs, streamline processes, and increase the efficiencies.
Arcata's staff of acquisition experts provides FAR-compliant turn-key procurement of hardware, software, components, services and supplies for large prime service contractors. Utilizing a Government-approved purchasing system that is ISO 9001:2000 certified, Arcata provides full life-cycle acquisition support services, including requirements definition, development of procurement strategy, negotiations, execution of contracts or purchase orders, receipt, warehousing, accounting and payment. To the maximum extent possible, Arcata utilizes small, small disadvantaged, woman-owned small and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.
Our Logistics staff provides property and equipment inventory, equipment calibration handling, purchasing, ODIN equipment database, government vehicle maintenance logs and schedules, and shipping and receiving. Logistics personnel are forklift operations certified and maintain Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) databases. Arcata’s Warehouse Specialists maintain spare parts, supplies, and equipment required to support the operation and maintenance of warehouse facilities.
Arcata has worked with teams to central administrative support functions, to establish shared services concepts and achieve economies of scale without losing customer focus. Economies of scale are achieved with standardization and automation; customer focus is maintained by implementing service level agreements, usage based chargebacks and active customer relationship management. Arcata provides support in areas such as IT, Finance, Grants, Procurement, and Human Resources. Performance and establishes new processes and metrics.
Arcata improves procedures for Grants and Cooperative Agreements, Small Business Programs, Training Purchases, Training Systems, and Personnel Change of Station Processing – and operates those systems by processing transactions to provide direct service response to end customers. In addition, Arcata provides experts in the Financial Management functional area, specifically processing Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. In the IT functional area Arcata provides Enterprise License Management (ELM) and Enterprise Service Desk (ESD) / Enterprise Service Request System (ESRS) functions and provides system administration, web development, and software development support.