8(a) STARS III: Contract Information

CIO-SP4

Contract Number: 47QTCB21D0259

DUNS #: 006410953

CAGE Code: 79TZ3

Ordering Period: 07/02/2021 – 07/01/2029

GSA STARS III Website: http://www.gsa.gov/stars3

Program Overview:

8(a) STARS III, a small business set-aside GWAC, provides flexible access to customized IT solutions from a large, diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners. This next-generation GWAC builds upon the framework of 8(a) STARS II and expands capabilities for emerging technologies and outside the continental United States (OCONUS) requirements.

Program Highlights:

  • The 8(a) STARS III GWAC ordering period is a five-year base with one three-year option. This ordering period began on July 2, 2021.
  • The ceiling for 8(a) STARS III is $50 billion.
  • 8(a) STARS III allows for fixed price, time and materials, labor-hour or a hybrid blend of these task order types.
  • The contract access fee for the 8(a) STARS III GWAC is .75%, the same as GSA Schedules.
  • The contract includes two sub-areas, one for emerging technology and one for OCONUS requirements.

Contract Details:

Examples of work to be performed relative to Order requirements include the following. These examples are not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather general indications of the types of services within a given IT services-based solution. Other services not listed as examples, but which adhere to the definition of IT, are within scope and may be provided to meet an agency’s particular mission needs.

  1. Data Management
  2. Information and Communications Technology
  3. IT Operations and Maintenance
  4. IT Security / IT Workforce Augmentation
  5. Software Development
  6. Systems Design

Scope Sub-Area 1: Emerging Technology-Focused IT Services

This sub-area provides for IT services-based solutions which involve emerging technology (ET) innovation to securely accelerate transformation and advance mission outcomes.
Illustrative ET examples include (but are not limited to):

  1. Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning, Deep Learning/Neural Networks, Natural Language Generation)
  2. Autonomic Computing
  3. Blockchain / Distributed Ledger
  4. Quantum Computing
  5. Robotic Process Automation
  6. Technological Convergence
  7. Virtual Reality (Augmented Reality, Extended Reality, Mixed Reality)

Contact Information:


Jen Baker, Program Manager

Phone: 571-223-6676

Email: STARS3@softrams.com

Tom Campbell, Contracts Director

Email: contracts@softrams.com