GSA 8(a) STARS II is a small business set-aside Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) that seeks to provide flexible access to customized IT solutions from a large, diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners. 8(a) STARS II enables federal agencies to fulfill their IT services and IT services-based solutions requirements while simultaneously meeting and exceeding socioeconomic goals through the utilization of 8(a) certified small businesses. The STARS II GWAC is set aside for small businesses that participate in the Small Business Administration 8(a) program. It provides all federal defense and civilian agencies with an efficient, flexible way to order information technology services and solutions worldwide while accruing 8(a) socio-economic credit, saving time and taxpayer money.

Our GSA 8(a) STARS II subcontract is composed of three ‘Functional Areas:

Functional Area 1 – NAICS 541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services

Functional Area 2 – NAICS 541512 – Computer Systems Design Services

Functional Area 4 – NAICS 541519 – Other Computer Related Services


  • $10 Billion Program Ceiling
  • Task Ordering Out to August 2021 and Performance Out to 2024, Allowing for Long Term Planning of Large Scale Requirements
  • Directed Task Orders Up to $4 Million Each
  • Low ¾ of a percent (0.0075) applied to the total price/costs
  • Multiple Contract Types (e.g., Fixed Price, Labor Hour, Time and Materials, Blended Types)
  • Compliance with Section 843 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2008 and Section 863 of NDAA 2009
  • Complimentary Statement of Work Scope Compatibility Reviews by the Small Business GWAC Center
  • Minimizes Protest Risk; No Protests on Orders Under $10M, Except on the Grounds That the Order Increases the Scope, Period, or Maximum Value of the GWAC
  • Permits Other Direct Costs When Integral and Necessary
  • Enables federal clients to earn 8(a) and Small Business credit
  • Pre-competed, easy-to-use contracts
  • Short procurement lead time
  • Free Training and support from STARS II GWAC acquisition team
  • Avoids bundling concerns
  • Limited protectability in accordance with NDAA 2008
  • Low user fee capped for large orders
  • Sole source awards up to $4 million ceiling