8(a) STARS III

Acquisition Update- GSA ITC plans to award the next cohort of contracts on the 8(a) STARS III GWAC in February 2022. This second cohort follows the initial contract awards made in June 2021 and will provide additional small businesses opportunities for growth in 2022.

New! DHS has added 8(a) STARS III to its Eagle NextGen Strategic Solutions portfolio. Click here [PDF - 297 KB] for more information.

101415Best in Class badge in a circle shape

Overview

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 a large, diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners. The 8(a) STARS III GWAC:

  • Expands capabilities for emerging technologies,
  • Supports both outside of the continental United States (OCONUS) and CONUS requirements,
  • Features limited protestability up to $10M, and
  • Offers expert guidance from the GSA team, including free scope review services and market research

Contract Specifics

  • Contract Type: Governmentwide Acquisition Contract
  • Ceiling: $50 billion
  • Ordering Period: Five year base with one three year option, started July 2, 2021
  • Task Order Types: Fixed price, time and materials, labor-hour or a hybrid blend
  • Contract Access Fee: 0.75%, the same as GSA Schedules

Training

All members of the acquisition team are encouraged to attend 8(a) STARS III Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) training. This training is required for contracting officers prior to placing task orders on the contract. DPA training options include live webinars, a YouTube video series, a GSA Acquisition Gateway video or a review of the contract ordering guide. Following training, the contracting officer will need to submit an online DPA request form.

Quick Access

The shortcut to this page is www.gsa.gov/stars3.

Last Reviewed: 2022-01-21