Overview

GSA's 8(a) STARS III GWAC is now designated as a Best-in-Class contract vehicle by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

8(a) STARS III is a small business set-aside GWAC that provides flexible access to customized IT solutions from a large, diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners. This next-generation GWAC builds upon the framework of 8(a) STARS II and expands capabilities for emerging technologies and outside the continental United States (OCONUS) requirements.

Contract Specifics

  • The 8(a) STARS III GWAC ordering period is a five year base with one three year option. This ordering period began on July 2, 2021.
  • The ceiling for 8(a) STARS III is $50 billion.
  • 8(a) STARS III allows for fixed price, time and materials, labor-hour or a hybrid blend of these task order types.
  • The contract access fee for the 8(a) STARS III GWAC is .75%, the same as GSA Schedules.
  • The contract includes two sub-areas, one for emerging technology and one for OCONUS requirements.

Features

  • Allows for long term planning of large scale program requirements
  • Enhanced opportunities for 8(a) firms
  • Offers flexibility of contract types to mitigate risk
  • Offers access to a pool of contractors with additional industry credentials
  • Facilitates integrated IT solutions
  • Enables federal clients to earn 8(a) small business credit
  • Saves time and money by reducing procurement lead time
  • Promotes contract compliance and reduces risk of adverse audits
  • FAR 16.505 Fair Opportunity process supports best value awards
  • Minimizes protest risk and supports timely order award for optimal mission support

SCOPE AREAS OF GSA 8(a) STARS III include:

Technology

  • Data Management
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • IT Operations and Maintenance
  • IT Security / IT workforce augmentation
  • Software Development
  • Systems Design

Emerging Technology-Focused IT Services

  • Artificial Intelligence (including Machine Learning, Deep Learning/Neural Networks, Natural Language Generation)
  • Autonomic Computing
  • Blockchain / Distributed Ledger
  • Quantum Computing
  • Robotic Process Automation
  • Technological Convergence
  • Virtual Reality (including Augmented Reality, Extended Reality, Mixed Reality)
Description Information
Contract Number 47QTCB21D0038
Contract Period of Performance July 2, 2021 – July 1, 2026, with one 3-year option
Period of Performance can go 5 years beyond Ordering Period End Date
Cage Code 6PD59
DUNS Number 078399044
Prompt Payment Terms Net 30 Days
Matlock, LLC
GSA 8(a) STARS III Program Manager
Susan Martin
Susan.Martin@matlockllc.com
+1 703-868-0986
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