8(a) STARS III is a multiple-award, Indefinite-Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract.

It’s designed to provide technology solutions to Federal agencies from exceptionally qualified 8(a) small businesses.

The 8(a) STARS III GWAC is designated as a Best in Class (BIC) contract vehicle, and it provides Federal government agencies an easy-to-use, streamlined procurement solution to purchase information technology services from 8(a) Prime contractors. This fourth-generation GWAC includes an even greater focus on emerging technologies and performance outside the continental United States (OCONUS). 7th Echelon has been awarded this contract vehicle based upon our technical proficiencies and competitive pricing.

The scope of the 8(a) STARS III Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is centered on North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code 541512. Still, it may include other NAICS codes that are predominately IT services. These may include but are not limited to 541511, 541513, 541519, and 518210. The contract offers IT services ranging from simple to complex and services-based solutions such as IT help-desk support, information assurance, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, and more.

Federal agencies, using the 8(a) STARS III GWAC, have access to 7th Echelon’s Solutions through an established contract vehicle instead of traditional, open market methods. This GWAC saves both time and money for federal agencies, as well as provides access to 7th Echelon’s proven service and technical capabilities as a technology provider.

The 8(a) STARS III GWAC is intended to promote small business utilization by federal agencies when purchasing IT services or IT services-based solutions. With a ceiling of $50 billion, this BIC contract vehicle provides federal agencies a way to deliver mission-critical IT services working with small, disadvantaged businesses that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Below we have outlined a few features of our awarded 8(a) STARS III GWAC:

  • Pre-competed, easy-to-use contract with streamlined ordering procedures
  • Direct task orders up to $4.5 million for federal civilian and Department of Defense activities
  • Multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle
  • 8(a) socioeconomic credit transferrable to the agency
  • Shortened procurement lead time
  • Promotes contract compliance and reduces the risk of adverse audits
  • Offers access to a pool of contractors with industry credentials
  • Supports timely order award for optimal mission support

STARS III Program Manager: Edgartt Melton

CAGE Code: 831G2


DUNS NUMBER: 081041558


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