GSA 8(a) STARS III
Details & Contact Information
8(a) STARS III features a pool of small, disadvantaged businesses (SDB) industry partners who specialize in emerging technologies which allow government agencies to access cutting edge solutions to accomplish IT missions. 8(a) STARS III includes an array of SDB industry partners offering IT services ranging from simple to complex and services-based solutions such as IT help-desk support, information assurance, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and more.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has announced that the 8(a) STARS III Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) has achieved the designation of “Best In Class” (BIC). Best in Class is a government-wide acquisition designation used to denote contracts that meet rigorous category management performance criteria.
8(a) STARS III Contract Number: 47QTCB22D0159
Company Name: Cognito Systems LLC
Program Manager: Veronica Davis
Program Manager Phone Number: 301 325 1277
Contract Ordering Period: 07/02/2021 thru 07/01/2026 with one three-year option
Task Order Performance can go 5 years beyond Contract ordering end date.
There are no functional areas on STARS III so they should not be referenced, 8(a) STARS III was awarded under NAICS: 541512, Computer Systems Design Services. Requirements that align with other IT services NAICS codes are within the scope of the STARS III GWAC. These NAICS codes include, but are not limited to 541511, 541513, 541519, 518210.
Directed awards allowed for orders up to the 8(a) competitive threshold
About Stars III
8(a) STARS III is a multiple-award, Indefinite-Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract 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 as well as performance outside of the continental United States (OCONUS). FWG Solutions has been awarded this contract vehicle based upon our technical proficiencies and competitive pricing.
Federal agencies, using the 8(a) STARS III GWAC, have access to FWG 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 FWG’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 and that promotes 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 risk of adverse audits
Offers access to pool of contractors with industry credentials
Supports timely order award for optimal mission support
If you need further information, please visit the 8(a) STARS III website.