The Best-in-Class 8(a) STARS III GWAC is a small business set-aside contract that provides flexible access to customized IT solutions from 8(a) industry partners. The STARS III GWAC:

  • Expands capabilities for emerging technologies,

  • Contract Ordering Period: 07/02/2021 thru 07/01/2026 with one 3-year option

  • Task Order Performance can go 5 years beyond Contract ordering end date.

  • Directed awards allowed for orders up to the 8(a) Competitive Threshold.

Contract information:

Scope of Work: Customized IT services-based solutions tailored to meet an agency’s particular mission and may include new and emerging technologies. 

There are no functional areas on STARS III. STARS was awarded under NAICS: 541512, Computer Systems Design Services. Requirements that align with other IT services NAICS codes are within the scope of the STARS III GWAC. These NAICS codes include, but are not limited to 541511, 541513, 541519, 518210.

Types of work include, but are not limited to:

  • Data Management

  • Information and Communications Technology

  • IT Operations and Maintenance

  • IT Security / IT workforce augmentation

  • Software Development

  • Systems Design

The GSA STARS III vehicle also includes support for Emerging Technology services, which can include but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence (including Machine Learning, Deep Learning/Neural Networks, Natural Language Generation)

  • Autonomic Computing

  • Blockchain / Distributed Ledger

  • Quantum Computing

  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Technological Convergence

  • Virtual Reality (including Augmented Reality, Extended Reality, Mixed Reality)