The General Services Administration (GSA) 8(a) STARS II is a multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract engineered to provide cutting-edge technology solutions from award-winning 8(a) small businesses to federal agencies. Using 8(a) STARS II enables government agencies to access 8(a) firms through an established contract vehicle, bypassing traditional, open market methods to save time and taxpayer money.

The 8(a) STARS II Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is designed to promote small business utilization when purchasing information technology (IT) services or IT services-based solutions for the Federal Government. For further details regarding this program, please see the GSA 8(a) STARS II website (


8(a) STARS II GWACs are centered on four functional areas (FAs), as derived from the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The 8(a) STARS II design consists of two Constellations (tiers). iWorks is in Constellations I & II, which includes industry partners with competitive pricing and technical proficiency.


  • $10 billion program ceiling and five-year base period with one, five-year option
  • Directed task orders up to $4 million
  • Fixed price, time and material terms, and labor hour contracts
  • Pre-competed, easy-to-use contracts with streamlined ordering procedures, based on FAR 16.505
  • Compliance with Section 843 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2008 and Section 863 of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2009
  • No protests on orders under $10 million dollars, unless the order increases the GWAC’s scope, period, or maximum value


  • Easy-to-use contracts, offering contract type flexibility
  • Reduced procurement lead time, saving time and money
  • Access to proven 8(a) small business technology providers
  • Federal clients earn 8(a) socioeconomic credit, transferable to the agency
  • Promotion of contract compliance and reduced risk of adverse audits
  • FAR 16.505 Fair Opportunity process supports best value awards
  • Minimization of protest risk and optimal mission support through timely order award

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Jothi Radhakrishnan
Phone: (703) 636-6777 Ext: 401

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