New! In response to Executive Order 14042, the 8(a) STARS III GWAC has been modified to include clause FAR 52.223-99 to ensure adequate COVID safety protocols. A copy of the conformed contract is available here [PDF - 730 KB].
Federal and military personnel can sign up for upcoming live Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) training:
Other training options, including YouTube, are available here.
GSA's 8(a) STARS III GWAC is now designated as a Best-in-Class contract vehicle by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
8(a) STARS III is a small business set-aside GWAC that provides flexible access to customized IT solutions from a large, diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners. This next-generation GWAC builds upon the framework of 8(a) STARS II and expands capabilities for emerging technologies and outside the continental United States (OCONUS) requirements.
The 8(a) STARS III GWAC ordering period is a five year base with one three year option. This ordering period began on July 2, 2021.
The ceiling for 8(a) STARS III is $50 billion.
8(a) STARS III allows for fixed price, time and materials, labor-hour or a hybrid blend of these task order types.
The contract access fee for the 8(a) STARS III GWAC is .75%, the same as GSA Schedules.
The contract includes two sub-areas, one for emerging technology and one for OCONUS requirements.
Traveler reimbursement is based on the location of the work activities and not the accommodations, unless lodging is not available at the work activity, then the agency may authorize the rate where lodging is obtained.
Unless otherwise specified, the per diem locality is defined as "all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city, including independent entities located within those boundaries."
Per diem localities with county definitions shall include"all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city as well as the boundaries of the listed counties, including independent entities located within the boundaries of the key city and the listed counties (unless otherwise listed separately)."
When a military installation or Government - related facility(whether or not specifically named) is located partially within more than one city or county boundary, the applicable per diem rate for the entire installation or facility is the higher of the rates which apply to the cities and / or counties, even though part(s) of such activities may be located outside the defined per diem locality.