8(a) STARS III Industry Partners
Who is on 8(a) STARS III?
Access the 8(a) STARS III Industry Partner Spreadsheet [XLSX - 108 KB] to learn about or contact the 8(a) STARS III industry partners. Federal agency and military customers may email all of the industry partners using email@example.com.
You can use the contact information in the spreadsheet to provide fair opportunity to be considered in accordance with FAR 16.505, unless you use an exception for fair opportunity outlined in FAR 16.505(b)(2)(i).
GSA COVID Safety Protocol Implementation
All STARS III Industry Partners remain eligible for new orders based on the addition of FAR 52.223-99 into their master contract.
GSA remains committed to the safety of our federal workforce, our contractor community and the agencies we serve. In response to Executive Order Executive Order 14042, GSA released a Class Deviation instructing GSA’s acquisition workforce to include a new clause (FAR 52.223-99) in applicable GSA-managed contracts. On October 8, 2021, GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) began issuing bilateral modifications for existing contracts and “contract-like instruments,” (e.g., licenses and task orders), awarded before October 15, 2021, incorporating the clause as applicable. FAS contractors must sign the modification by November 14, 2021, to remain eligible for new orders.
FAS also developed an interactive dashboard tracking modification status, showing status ‘Accepted’, 'Closed/Cancelled' or ‘Pending.’ The dashboard (COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors) allows users to filter by contractor name, business size, contract vehicle and DUNS number. Contracting Officers are encouraged to check the Modification Status Tracker before placing orders against FAS managed IDIQ vehicles. If the status is ‘Accepted’, the clause applies to existing and future orders.
For more information on GSA’s COVID-19 safety protocol implementation, please visit https://gsa.gov/covid19.
Section 889 of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
Section 889 Part B of the FY 19 NDAA went into effect on August 13, 2020. This prohibits the Government from entering into a contract (or extending or renewing a contract) with companies that use any equipment, system, or service that uses prohibited telecom as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system, unless a waiver is obtained or an exception applies. Protecting our supply chain is a critical value proposition to our customer agencies. The 8(a) STARS III GWAC is compliant with section 889 requirements.