8(a) Streamlined Technology Application Resource for Services- STARS II Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC)
The GSA STARS II contract is a government wide (IDIQ) contract that any Federal agency can use to procure high quality cutting-edge technology solutions from pre-qualified 8(a) small businesses. The Stars II contract vehicle allows the UpTime Solutions Team and its valued partners to contribute services across four functional areas, ranging from simple to complex IT solutions.
STARS-II, $10 billion, 10-year IDIQ, is a follow up to the GSA’s successful STARS-I contract, which concluded November 2011. STARS II gives federal agencies access to what the GSA describes as “an elite group of small 8(a) information technology businesses,” allowing agencies to ensure they receive best-in-class service through an established contract vehicle rather than open-market methods, saving time and money. The contract allows for directed task orders up to $4 million each for all federal agencies. It also features a lower user access fee (0.75 percent), built into the contractor’s ceiling prices.