GSA 8(a) STARS II is a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract which simplifies the acquisition of IT services from certified 8(a) small and disadvantaged businesses. With a $10 billion program ceiling and a five-year base period (with one five-year option), STARS II allows for the long-term planning of large-scale IT program requirements with proven 8(a) small businesses.
GSA 8(a) STARS II SPECIFICATIONS
GSA 8(a) STARS II is structured with two tiers, known as constellations. Constellation I includes prime contractors who are technically proficient and offer competitive pricing. Constellation II prime contractors provide the same strengths as Constellation I, plus the added benefit of an ISO 9001:2000 or 9001: 2008 or CMMI Level 2+ (services or development) credential.
GSA 8(a) STARS II combined constellations include four functional areas designated by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Commdex offers services in all four functional areas for Constellations I and II.
- 541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services
- 541512 – Computer Systems Design Services
- 541513 – Computer Facilities Management Services
- 541519 – Other Computer Related Services
GSA 8(a) STARS II BENEFITS
- Access to competitive pricing
- Wide selection of pre-vetted and proven 8(a) technology vendors, which saves time and money by reducing procurement lead time
- Access to exceptionally qualified 8(a) small business industry partners, which enables deferral clients to earn 8(a) small business credit
- Sole- source capabilities up to $4 million for each agency activity, allowing for enhanced opportunities for governments to engage the right skills quickly
- Worldwide coverage
- Flexible Task Order Types: Fixed Price, time & materials, labor hour, and blended options
Contract Number: GS00Q17GWD2408
Period of Performance: 26 June 2017 to 30 August 2021
Contractor DUNS Number: 014251149
GSA 8(a) STARS II Website: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/25901
8(a) STARS II Resources: email: S2@gsa.gov
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HOW TO ISSUE ORDERS ON 8(a) STARS II (FOR FEDERAL CONTRACTING OFFICERS)
Before issuing task orders on 8(a) STARS II, federal contracting officers must meet a set of basic requirements before being issued a Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA), which expedites direct awards through STARS II.
Select and complete one of the following DPA training methods:
- Review the GWAC ordering guide (provides training on all active GSA GWACs);
- Attend a regularly scheduled webinar;
- Complete the online course – You can select a specific 8(a) STARS II course or the combined GSA GWACs’ course:
- FAC039 GSA’s Government-wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) for IT Services;
- FAC042 GSA 8(a) STARS II GWAC
- Request a webinar, conference call, or on-site training. To request training for your procurement team, email the following information to email@example.com : Agency name; Individual names; Email; Phone number; and Location (if on-site) and your contact information. When GSA receives the information, they will contact you to set up a date and time for your conference call or training.
Before issuing task orders on 8(a) STARS II, federal contracting officers must complete training and receive a DPA.
- First, click here to request a DPA
- Next, complete the electronic form and click submit
- Finally, you will receive a Memorandum of Agreement from GSA via email (typically within two business days after you submit your information).
After requesting a DPA, GSA reviews the form and initiates the DPA. Once you’ve received confirmation, you will be able to issue task orders on 8(a) STARS II as needed.
Lindsay Bierfeld – GSA 8(a) STARS II Contract Manager, (770) 349-0408, firstname.lastname@example.org