GSA 8(a) STARS III
8(a) STARS III features a pool of small, disadvantaged businesses (SDB) industry partners who can provide customized IT Service-based solutions that allows government agencies to access cutting-edge solutions to accomplish IT missions. 8(a) STARS III includes an array of SDB industry partners offering IT services ranging from simple to complex and services-based solutions such as IT help-desk support, information assurance, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and more.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has announced that the 8(a) STARS III Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) has achieved the designation of “Best In Class” (BIC). Best in Class is a government-wide acquisition designation used to denote contracts that meet rigorous category management performance criteria.
8(a) Set Aside
The federal government has a goal to award at least 5% of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged/8(a) businesses each year. Awards can be (1) competitive 8(a) set-aside contract or (2) sole-source 8(a) contract if the agency determines that the qualified small business is responsible; the resulting contract can be awarded at a fair market price, and government estimate doesn’t $4.5 million for all other requirements.
Entrance Date: 09/30/2019
Exit Date: 09/29/2029