8(a) STARS III Pricing

This page contains the following pricing resources for the 8(a) STARS III GWAC:

8(a) STARS III Contract Labor Rates

Contract Pricing and Competition

Work Performed Outside the US

8(a) STARS III Contract Labor Rates

The 8(a) STARS III team is working diligently to create the 8(a) STARS III Pricing Tool. In the interim, 8(a) STARS III pricing will be available via Microsoft Excel. If you need assistance with identifying an industry partner's approved labor rates, please reach out to the 8(a) STARS III GWAC team at S3@gsa.gov. Please include the Contractor Name(s), Work Location, Contract Years and Labor Categories in your email request.

8(a) STARS III Maximum Ceiling Rates [XLSX - 7 MB]

The description for each 8(a) STARS III labor category can be found within attachment J-2 of the 8(a) STARS III Contract. Locality differentials for work performed outside the Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA area is available at Attachment J-3.

The maximum labor rates attached above include:

  • Direct Labor Cost;
  • Overhead;
  • General and Administrative Expenses;
  • Fringe Benefits; and
  • Profit.

These rates apply only to time-and-materials and labor-hour orders. Distinct rates were established for Government Site and Contractor Site. They are inclusive of work within the Contiguous United States and already include the US Government security classification up through the Secret level. They do not include the 0.75 percent contract access fee

Contract Pricing and Competition

Refer to FAR 15.4 and apply the proposal analysis techniques from FAR 15.404-1 befitting the acquisition plan for your order. If you provide for adequate price competition for competed orders, generally you do not need any more price or cost detail to determine pricing resulting from a competition from comparable offerors for the same requirements to be fair and reasonable.

Work Performed Outside the US

The Department of State's Office of Allowances publishes quarterly reports that will help you price work to be performed abroad, including:

  • Cost of living;
  • Per diem rate maximums;
  • Quarters allowances;
  • Hardship differentials; and
  • Danger pay allowances.
Last Reviewed: 2021-07-19