GSA 8(a) STARS II

GSA Contract Number: GS-06F-1217ZGSA Contract Holder

Contract Overview

8(a) STARS II is a small business set-aside Government-wide Acquisition Contract that provides federal agencies with access to tailored technology solutions from a wide range of industry partners.   This vehicle offers a pre-vetted and qualified pool of service providers, limits protest ability, and enables organizations to acquire a total solution.

STARS II has the unique benefit of sole source orders up to the $4.0 million competitive threshold – a benefit not found in any other contracting vehicle.  When issuing an order below the threshold on the 8(a) STARS II contract vehicle, the Contracting Officer of the agency does not need to contact the Small Business Administration (SBA), streamlining the time between identifying the requirements and contract award. 

8(a) STARS II Benefits

  • Sole Source / Direct Task Orders up to the $4.0 million competitive threshold (the only GWAC vehicle where this is possible)
  • Hardware, software, related supplies and services may be procured as part of an integrated technology solution
  • Access to multiple types of task orders: the vehicle offers fixed price, time and materials, labor hour, and blended task order types
  • Pre-competed, easy-to-use contracts
  • Utilization supports small business and meets procurement preference goals
  • Availability and access to proven small business and 8(a) technology providers
  • Short procurement lead time (streamlined & fast approach to procurement)
  • Low user fee built into contractors’ ceiling prices/rates

Contract Details

  • $10 billion program ceiling to allow for long-term planning of enterprise-wide requirements
  • Period of Performance: August 31, 2011 to August 30, 2021
  • Small Business GWAC Center provides expert technology contract administration
  • Over 100 labor categories and over 30 locality-specific rates

Point of Contact for Information Related to GSA 8(a) STARS II

Wayne Hinton, Executive Advisor
703.243.9696 x 117
wayne.hinton@nccsite.com