Contract Number: 47QTCB22D0229
DUNS Number: 832702471
CAGE Code: 5SY77
Program Manager: Kevin Zhang
Master Contract

The GSA 8(a) STARS III GWAC is a multiple-award indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity (MA-ID/IQ) contract designed to provide federal agencies with innovative information technology (I.T.) services-based solutions from award-winning 8(a) small businesses. Using 8(a) STARS III will enable you to access 8(a) firms through an established contract vehicle instead of traditional open-market methods – saving time and taxpayer money.
The scope of the 8(a) STARS III GWAC is centered on North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code 541512 but may include other NAICS codes that are predominately I.T. services. These may include but are not limited to 541511, 541513, 541519, and 518210. The contract offers I.T. services ranging from simple to complex and services-based solutions such as I.T. help-desk support, information assurance, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and more.

In addition to the general IT services scope, 8(a) STARS III includes two focused scope sub-areas: Emerging Technologies (E.T.) and OCONUS Place of Performance. 8(a) STARS III prime contractors in the E.T. scope sub-area have experience providing evolving state-of-the-art emerging technologies such as technological convergence, robotic process automation, autonomic computing, and more. In the OCONUS scope sub-area, prime contractors have experience providing I.T. services in an Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) location.

The features of 8(a) STARS III include:

  • $50 billion program ceiling and five-year base period with one three-year option
  • Sole-source task orders up to the 8(a) competitive threshold
  • Sole-source task orders up to the 8(a) competitive threshold

Enhances opportunities for 8(a) firms
Contract types include fixed-price, labor-hour, and time-and-material terms

  • Two focused scope sub-areas
  • Ancillary services and/or equipment are permitted when integral and necessary to the I.T. services-based solution
  • Access to exceptionally qualified 8(a) small business industry partners
  • Pre-competed, easy-to-use contract with streamlined ordering procedures based on FAR 16.505
  • Complimentary scope compatibility reviews
  • No protests on orders under $10 million, except because the order increases the scope, period, or maximum value of the GWAC

The benefits include:

  • Allows for long-term planning of large-scale program requirements
  • Enhances opportunities for 8(a) firms
  • Offers flexibility of contract types to mitigate risk
  • Offers access to contractors with demonstrated experience
    in either emerging technology or performance in an OCONUS location
  • Facilitates integrated I.T. services-based solutions
  • Enables federal clients to earn small-disadvantaged business (SDB) credit
  • Saves time and money by reducing procurement lead time
  • Promotes contract compliance and reduces the risk of adverse audits
  • Minimizes protest risk and supports timely order award for optimal mission support

For More Information

Please visit GSA 8(a) STARS III Website