8(a) STARS III is a multiple-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (MA-ID/IQ) contract designed to provide federal agencies with innovative information technology (IT) services-based solutions from award-winning 8(a) small businesses. Using 8(a) STARS III will enable you to access 8(a) firms through an established contract vehicle instead of traditional open-market methods – saving time and taxpayer money.
Company Name: Valencia Management, Inc. (VMI)
STARS III Email: email@example.com
CAGE Code: 8NUC3
Contract Number: 47QTCB22D0493
Program Manager: Zarrar Husain
Program Manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Manager Phone #: 1-703-969-6443
Link to GSA STARS III Website: www.gsa.gov/stars3
Contract Type: Governmentwide Acquisition Contract
Ceiling: $50 billion
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. The contract offers IT services ranging from simple to complex and services-based solutions such as IT help-desk support, information assurance, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and more.
In addition to the general IT services scope, 8(a) STARS III includes two focused scope sub-areas: Emerging Technologies (ET) and OCONUS Place of Performance. 8(a) STARS III prime contractors in the ET scope sub-area have experience providing evolving state-of-the-art emerging technologies such as technological convergence, robotic process automation, autonomic computing, and more. Prime contractors in the OCONUS scope sub-area have experience providing IT services in an Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) location.
See FAR 19.805 for 8(a) competitive thresholds.
Before issuing task orders against 8(a) STARS III, Contracting Officers (COs) must complete training on the use of the 8(a) STARS III contract and obtain a written Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) from the GSA 8(a) STARS III CO. Training is offered at no cost via:
The 8(a) STARS III Contract [PDF – 730 KB] contains technical information regarding pricing, order types, the meaning of information technology, roles and responsibilities, and proper parts of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). This information is subject to change.
The 8(a) STARS III Ordering Guide [PDF – 822 KB] defines roles and responsibilities for the ordering process. It also provides instructions for using 8(a) STARS III. This information is subject to change.
GSA has developed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on 8(a) STARS III for government contractors and industry partners.
The SBA Offer Letter [DOCX – 19 KB] is a template which agencies may use when drafting a sole-source offer for SBA review. Per section G.13 of the 8(a) STARS III contract, offer and acceptance is required for each sole source order in accordance with FAR 19.804-6.
The list of SBA District Offices [PDF – 101 KB] provides email and phone contacts for SBA’s district offices (current as of 7/19/2021). These points of contact should be utilized when submitting a sole source offer to SBA.
GSA has created a Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) training program on YouTube. This 4-part training series is accessible 24/7 and will qualify as training required to obtain a delegation of procurement authority.