8(a) STARS II Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC)

Important - The 8(a) STARS II GWAC has reached the $15B contract ceiling. Effective immediately, and in accordance with the 8(a) STARS II Control Number Policy [PDF - 204 KB], no additional task order awards may be issued against the 8(a) STARS II GWAC, unless a control number has been issued by the 8(a) STARS II team. Industry partners may not accept task order awards without control numbers. Please regularly check the website. Should the status of the contract ceiling change, an announcement will be posted.

Reminder- The 8(a) STARS II ordering period ends on August 30, 2021. Task orders must be complete on or before August 30, 2024.

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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.


8(a) STARS II Features

With a $15 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.

The base period of the contract is August 31, 2011, to August 30, 2016. The option period of the contract is August 31, 2016, to August 30, 2021. Orders issued on or before August 30, 2021, may continue performance through August 30, 2024.

8(a) STARS II industry partners are classified in two constellations. Industry partners in both constellations have competitive pricing and technical proficiency. Constellation II also includes industry partners with an additional industry credential, such as Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) or ISO 9001 (quality management system) (Links lead to nongovernment websites.)

8(a) STARS II allows for directed task orders up to $4 Million, including options. Orders more than $4 Million must be competed among the industry partners in your chosen constellation and functional area.

8(a) STARS II offers multiple task order types, including:
  • Fixed price;
  • Time and materials;
  • Labor hour; and
  • Blended task order types.

Industry Partners

Access our industry partners page for information on the 8(a) STARS II contract holders.

Industry Partners

Ordering Guide and Contract Library

Browse the Ordering Guide and Contract Library page for the:

Ordering Guide and Contract Library


The 8(a) STARS II Pricing Tool page allows users to view fully burdened labor hour ceiling rates for 8(a) STARS II industry partners.


Use the tool to:

  • Filter search results by:
    • Constellation;
    • Functional area;
    • Industry partner;
    • Labor category;
    • Work site;
    • Contract year; and
    • Geographic locality.
  • Select price statistics; and
  • Download results to Excel and print.

Business Categories by Functional Area

Search the Business Categories page for the 8(a) STARS II functional areas that correspond to four North American Industry Codes (NAICS).

Business Categories by Functional Area
  • Custom Computer Programming Services;
  • Computer Systems Design Services;
  • Computer Facilities Management Services; and
  • Other Computer Related Services.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Search our FAQ page for the most common questions of our government customers.

The shortcut to this page is gsa.gov/stars2

Last Reviewed: 2020-05-04