Working with WorldVision Technologies, Inc. via 8(a) STARS III GWAC
Easy Access to Technology Solutions
The General Services Administration (GSA) 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services (STARS III) Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) provides federal agencies with easy access to Information Technology (IT) solutions from award-winning 8(a) small businesses like WorldVision Technologies, Inc.
With 8(a) STARS III, agencies can access 8(a) firms through an established contract vehicle instead of traditional, open market methods saving time and money. STARS III is a Multiple Award, Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (MA-IDIQ) contract to provide information technology (IT) services and IT services-based solutions which may include the integration of ancillary support which is necessary and integral to the IT services being acquired.
Features and Benefits of 8(a) STARS III
|$50 billion program ceiling and five-year base period with one three-year option||Allows for long-term planning of large-scale program requirements|
|Sole-source task orders up to the 8(a) competitive threshold||Enhances opportunities for 8(a) firms|
|Contract types include fixed-price, labor-hour, and time-and-material terms||Offers flexibility of contract types to mitigate risk|
|Two focused scope sub-areas, which are available to provide fair opportunity||Offers access to contractors with demonstrated experience in either emerging technology or performance in an OCONUS location|
|Ancillary services and/or equipment are permitted when integral and necessary to the IT services-based solution||Facilitates integrated IT services-based solutions|
|Access to exceptionally qualified 8(a) small-business industry partners||Enables federal clients to earn 8(a) small-business credit|
|Pre-competed, easy-to-use contract with streamlined ordering procedures based on FAR 16.505||Saves time and money by reducing procurement lead time|
|Complimentary scope compatibility reviews||Promotes contract compliance and reduces risk of adverse audits|
|No protests on orders under $10 million, except on the grounds that the order increases the scope, period, or maximum value of the GWAC||Minimizes protest risk and supports timely order award|
|Predefined adjustment differentials for 53 Conus locations and as per the DoS Bureau of Administration, Office of Allowances published indexes||Provides flexibility to provide Emerging Technology-Focused IT Services in all authorized CONUS, OCONUS and foreign locations|
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.
- Data Management
- Information and Communication Technology
- IT Operations and Maintenance
- IT Security / IT workforce augmentation
- Software Development
- Systems Design
Scope Sub-Area 1: Emerging Technology-Focused IT Services include, but are not limited to:
- Artificial Intelligence (including Machine Learning, Deep Learning/Neural Networks, Natural Language Generation)
- Autonomic Computing
- Blockchain / Distributed Ledger
- Quantum Computing
- Robotic Process Automation
- Technological Convergence
- Virtual Reality (including Augmented Reality, Extended Reality, Mixed Reality)
Scope Sub-Area 2: IT Services performed outside of CONUS:
- This sub-area provides for IT services-based solutions to be performed outside the contiguous United States (OCONUS). A TOR can fit in this sub-area if the scope is primarily IT services, and it includes performance in an OCONUS location.
- OCONUS work locations include the non-foreign work areas of Alaska and Hawaii, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands and the territories and possessions of the United States (excluding the Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands) as well as foreign work areas.
- It is anticipated that there may be Orders for work in foreign areas. The Department of State Standardized Regulations (DSSR) addresses foreign area allowances and benefits for U.S. Government civilians. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Administration, Office of Allowances, (https://www.state.gov/) publishes quarterly report indexes of living costs abroad, per-diem rate maximums, quarter’s allowances, hardship differentials, and danger pay allowances.
GSA Contract Number: 47QTCB22D0073
CGEUnique Entity ID: X1N1BKCV3ZU9
DUNS Number: 609158295
CAGE Code: 57Z33
Program Manager Contact Information:
Suresh Chappidi PMP ACSM
SAM Registration: SAM.GOV
GSA 8(a) STARS III Contract and Ordering Guide can be found here
GSA 8(a) STARS III Website: STARS III Website
GSA 8(a) STARS III Brochure: STARS III Brochure