Contract Number: GS00Q17GWD2096

8(a) STARS II Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC)

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

8(a) STARS II benefits:

  • 8(a) socioeconomic credit transferrable 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

Ordering From STARS II:

8(a) STARS II was authorized under the provisions of Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act 15 U.S.C. 637(a) and retains the 8(a) sole source, a/k/a/ “directed order”, authority found in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 19.8. 8(a) STARS II resulted from a competitive 8(a) procurement, which was offered to and accepted into the SBA 8(a) program; therefore order requirements do not require an additional offer and acceptance from SBA per 19.804-6(a).

An Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memorandum dated June 6, 2008, titled “Improving the Management and Use of Interagency Acquisitions” establishes that using a GWAC, such as STARS II, is presumed to be in the Government’s best interest. In a July 29, 2009, memorandum from the OMB, the Director cited that Agencies should not count as high risk those acquisitions made noncompetitively pursuant to a statute, including sole source awards made under the small business development 8(a) program.

The Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy issued a memorandum dated July 14, 2011, identifying 8(a) STARS II as a contract to be considered by DoD organizations during market research in support of maximizing small business prime contracting opportunities.

Federal contracting officers (CO) who wish to use 8(a) STARS II must receive a STARS II overview training and Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA). Orders can be awarded by warranted CO who have received a written Delegation of (DPA). There are various ways to receive STARS II DPA training: 1) through a self-paced on-line course; 2) via conference call; 3) through on-site training for large groups; 4) webinar; 5) video teleconference; or 6) by reviewing and understanding the STARS II Ordering Guide. For more details, please visit: STARS II Delegation of Procurement Authority

Task Order Contact Information:

Hannibal S. Jackson
Office: 301-363-2199 | Fax: 301-725-0014

Download: GSA S2 Brochure

Contract Number: GS00Q17GWD2096

Type: GWAC
User Agencies: All Federal and State
Size: $10B
Performance Period: August 31, 2016 – August 30, 2021

Functional Areas:

Constellation 1, Functional Area 1, NAICS (541511), CIFA1
Constellation 1, Functional Area 2, NAICS (541512), CIFA2
Constellation 1, Functional Area 3, NAICS (541513), CIFA3
Constellation 1, Functional Area 4, NAICS (541514), CIFA4