8(a) STARS III, a small business set-aside GWAC, Multiple Award, Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (MA-IDIQ) contract to provide information technology (IT) services and IT services-based solutions which may include the integration of ancillary support which is necessary and integral to the IT services. This vehicle 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.
The scope of the 8(a) STARS III Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is centered on North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code 541512 but may include other NAICS codes that are predominately IT services. These may include, but are not limited to, 541511, 541513, 541519, and 518210. In addition to the general IT services scope, 8(a) STARS III includes two focused scope sub-areas: Emerging Technologies (ET) – Focused IT Services and IT Services performed OCONUS.
The ceiling for 8(a) STARS III is $50 billion.
8(a) STARS III allows for fixed price, incentives orders, time-and-materials, labor-hour or a hybrid blend of these task order types.
The contract access fee (CAF) for the 8(a) STARS III GWAC is .75%, the same as other GSA Schedules.
The contract includes two sub-areas: emerging technology and OCONUS requirements.