8(a) STARS II, a small business set-aside GWAC, provides flexible access to customized IT solutions from a large, diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners. With a $10 billion program ceiling and a five-year base period with one five-year option, 8(a) STARS II allows for long-term planning of large-scale program requirements while strengthening opportunities for 8(a) small businesses.

8(a) STARS II Features

8(a) STARS II Benefits to Federal Agencies

$10B program ceiling and five-year base period with one, five-year option. Allows for long term planning of large scale program requirements.
Directed task orders up to $4M. Enhanced opportunities for 8(a) firms.
Contract types include: fixed price, labor hour, and time and material terms. Offers flexibility of contract types to mitigate risk.
Permits other direct costs when it is integral and necessary to the IT effort. Facilitates integrated IT solutions.
Pre-competed, easy-to-use contract with streamlined ordering procedures based on FAR 16.505. Saves time and money by reducing procurement lead time.
Access to exceptionally qualified 8(a) small business industry partners. Enables Federal clients to earn 8(a) small business credit.
Complimentary scope compatibility reviews. Promotes contract compliance and reduces risk of adverse audits.
Compliance with Section 843 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2008 and Section 863 of NDAA 2009. FAR 16.505 Fair Opportunity process supports best value awards.
No protests on orders under $10M, except on the grounds that the order increases the scope, period, or maximum value of the GWAC. Minimizes protest risk and supports timely order award for optimal mission support.
Two constellations (tiers). Offers access to a pool of contractors with additional industry credentials.

GSA 8(A) STARS II Website      

8(a) STARS II Brochure  

8(a) STARS II Ordering Guide  

8(a) STARS II Government Contact

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