GSA 8(a) STARS II

DMS has been awarded the 8(a) Streamlined Technology Application Resource for Services (STARS) II Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) known as STARS II.  The DMS contract number is GS-06F-0751Z.  The DMS award covers all four Functional Areas of the STARS II procurement vehicle.  DMS is a Constellation One (I) industry partners which means we were determined to be technically proficient with competitive pricing.

STARS II is a Multiple Award (MA), Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract and is intended to support federal agency Information Technology (IT) requirements. The geographical scope of coverage is worldwide and organizational scope of coverage includes those entities authorized in GSA Order ADM 4800.2G.  STARS II’s scope generally provides flexibility at the order level to include ancillary services and/or equipment that the Government determines to be integral and necessary to the IT services-based solution.

DMS has experience in each of into the four Functional Areas (FA) specified in the award.  These FAs with their associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes are listed below:

  • FA1: NAICS 541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services
  • FA2: NAICS 541512 – Computer Systems Design Services
  • FA3: NAICS 541513 – Computer Facilities Management Services
  • FA4: NAICS 541519 – Other Computer Related Services

Authorized order types available under this STARS II GWAC are:

  • Fixed-Price Family (FAR 16.2)
  • Time & Materials (FAR 16.6)
  • Labor-Hour (FAR 16.6)
  • Hybrid blends
  • Incentives (FAR 16.4)

(It is recommended that one should consult FAR 16.104 for factors in selecting contract types.)

Basic Contract Details:

DMS POC for GSA 8a STARTS II – Mario Y. Gonzales (703-796-9915, mario.gonzales@dmsva.com)

STARS II POC:

Misty J. Claypole
Contracting Officer
GSA, FAS, ITS
Small Business GWAC Center
Office:  816-823-3346
Mobile: 816-510-9091
Fax: 816-823-1608

Website: http://www.gsa.gov/sbgwac

Functional Area Services include:

FA 1-Custom Computer Programming Services (NAICS 541511)

This functional area comprises services for writing, modifying, testing, and supporting software to meet the needs of a particular customer. Services include:

  • 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
  • Web (i.e. Internet) page design services, custom

FA 2-Computer Systems Design Services  (NAICS 541512)

This functional area includes planning and designing computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software, and communication technologies. The hardware and software components of the system may be provided as part of integrated services or may be provided by third parties or vendors. These services can also include system installation, training and support. Other services include:

  • 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
  • Office automation computer systems integration design services

FA 3-Computer Facilities Management Services  (NAICS 541513)

This functional area is comprised of efforts aimed primarily at providing onsite management and operation of computer systems and/or data processing facilities services. These include:

  • Computer systems facilities management and operation services
  • Data processing facilities management and operation services
  • Computer systems or data processing facilities management and operation services
  • Computer systems or data process facilities support services

FA 4-Other Computer Related Services  (NAICS 541519)

This functional area covers computer related services (except custom programming, systems integration design, and facilities management services). A few of the services included are:

  • Computer disaster recovery services
  • Computer software installation services

Quick STARS Facts

  • 8(a) STARS II is GSA’s 3rd generation 8(a) GWAC
  • 8(a) STARS allows directed task orders up to $4M
  • No offer and acceptance letter is required from the Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • No FedBizOpps synopsis is required
  • Complimentary task order scope compatibility reviews are provided by the Small Business GWAC Center
  • Task orders may be issued directly or by a 3rd party acquisition shop such as GSA’s Office of Assisted Acquisition Services

Key Features and Benefits

Feature

Benefit

$10B program ceiling and five-year base period with one, five-year option period

Allows for long term planning of large scale program requirements

Directed task orders up to $4M

Enhanced opportunities for 8(a) firms and government agencies to meet minority sourcing requirements

Access to exceptionally qualified 8(a) small business industry partners

Enables federal customers to earn 8(a) small business credit

Multiple contract types include: Firm fixed price, labor hour, and time and material terms

Offers flexibility of contract types to mitigate risk

Two tiered service levels provided by the constellations

Offers access to a pool of contractors with additional industry credentials allowing the customer to more closely match needs and requirements to costs

Pre-completed, easy-to-use contract with streamlined ordering procedures based on FAR 16.505

Saves time and money by reducing procurement lead time

Complimentary scope compatibility review

Promotes contract compliance and reduces risk of adverse audits

8(a) STARS II Frequently Asked Questions:

I am a federal contracting officer who is interested in the 8(a) STARS II GWAC.  How do I get training on the contract?

Contracting officers who are interested in receiving training on the 8(a) STARS II GWAC should visit the 8(a) STARS II training page for more information on training opportunities.

Can I issue task orders on the 8(a) STARS II GWAC?

The 8(a) STARS II GWAC is open for business and can accept new task orders.  As a reminder, contracting officers must take training and obtain a delegation of procurement authority prior to issuing task orders on the contract.

8(a) STARS II Resources:

8( a) STARS II Website

http://www.gsa.gov/8astars2

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