General Services Administration (GSA) for its 8(a) STARS (Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services) II GWAC (Government-wide Acquisition Contract)

DAS Contract Number: GS-06F-1000Z
Period of Performance: The ordering period for the 8(a) STARS II GWAC ends August 30, 2021, and orders awarded on or after July 1, 2020 under 8(a) STARS II must be complete by June 30, 2022

FAR Update – The 8(a) competitive threshold found at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 19.805-1 has been increased from $4.0M to $4.5M by way of FAC 2021-01. STARS II allows for directed orders under the competitive threshold, currently $4.5M.

What is the GSA 8(a) STARS II GWAC?

GSA‘s 8(a) STARS II GWAC is a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract engineered to provide cutting-edge technology solutions from award-winning 8(a) small businesses to federal agencies. Using GSA 8(a) STARS II will enable agencies to access 8(a) firms through an established contract vehicle instead of traditional, open market methods- saving time and taxpayer money. Because each technology provider has been proven, agencies are assured of quality work with a shorter procurement lead-time and lower user access fees while receiving socioeconomic credit.

DAS’s GSA 8(a) STARS II Services

DAS provides services under Constellation I in the following functional areas:

Functional Area 1 – NAICS 541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in writing, modifying, testing, and supporting software to meet the needs of a particular customer.

  • Custom computer applications software programming services;
  • Custom computer applications software programming services; Custom computer program or software development;
  • Custom computer programming services;
  • Custom computer software analysis and design services;
  • Custom computer software programming services;
  • Custom computer software support services; and
  • Web (i.e. Internet) page design services, custom.

Functional Area 2 – NAICS 541512 – Computer Systems Design Services

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in planning and designing computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software, and communication technologies. The hardware and software components of the system may be provided by this establishment or company as part of integrated services, or may be provided by third parties or vendors. These establishments often install the system and train and support users of the system.

  • CAD (computer-aided design) systems integration design services;
  • CAE (computer-aided engineering) systems integration design;
  • CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) systems integration design;
  • Computer hardware consulting services or consultants;
  • Computer software consulting services or consultants;
  • Computer systems integration analysis and design services;
  • Computer systems integration design consulting services;
  • Computer integrator services;
  • Information management computer systems integration design services;
  • Local Area Network (LAN) computer systems integration design services;
  • Computer network systems design services; and
  • Office automation computer systems integration design services.

Who can use the GSA 8(a) STARS II GWAC?

Any government agency that does business through GSA can use the GSA 8(a) STARS II GWAC. Contracting Officers must complete a short training course and obtain a delegation of procurement authority prior to issuing task orders on the contract.

How to Use the GSAGSA 8(a) STARS II GWAC

Please see the GSA 8(a) STARS II Ordering Guide for more information on how to use the GSA 8(a) STARS II GWAC.

GSA 8(a) STARS II Features

  • Multiple award, indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle
  • Five-year base with one five-year option
  • $10 billion program ceiling
  • Directed Order Authority: Directed task orders up to $4 million each are allowed for federal civilian and Department of Defense activities

GSA S(a) STARS II Benefits

  • 8(a) socioeconomic credit transferable to the agency
  • Pre-competed, easy to use contracts
  • Access to proven 8(a) small business technology providers
  • Shortened procurement lead time
  • A low user access fee (0.75 percent) built into contractor’s ceiling prices

Who is Data and Analytic Solutions?

Founded in 2000, Data and Analytic Solutions, Inc. (DAS), a CMMI Level 2 assessed, SBA 8(a) certified and Woman-Owned small business, has been providing superior, affordable, and innovative solutions to government agencies and corporations in the greater Washington DC/Baltimore area and nationwide. Our mission is to solve clients’ problems with innovative and interdisciplinary solutions and approaches by integrating various sources bridging business and technology.  Our solutions include data and statistical analytics, program integrity, CRM, system automation for analytics, communication and outreach,  e-learning and instructional systems design, web portals and content management systems, configuration management and full life cycle development.

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