What is 8(a) STARS III
The 8(a) Streamlined Technology Application Resources for Services (STARS) III GWAC, is a Multiple Award Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (MA-IDIQ) small business set-aside contract to provide flexible access to customized IT solutions from a large, diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners. This next-generation GWAC enables C-HIT to provide IT services and IT services-based solutions to our Government customers.

  • 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.
  • As a Best-in-Class contract, 8(a) STARS III is designated by the Office of Management and Budget as a preferred governmentwide solution.
What is the Contract Scope
Examples of work to be performed include the following:
  • Data Management
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • IT Operations and Maintenance
  • IT Security/IT workforce augmentation
  • Software Development
  • Systems Design
  • Emerging Technology-focused IT Services
    • Artificial Intelligence (including Machine Learning, Deep Learning/Neural
    • Networks, Natural Language Generation)
    • Blockchain/Distributed Ledger
    • Robotic Process Automation
    • Technological Convergence
  • Ancillary Support for Services and/or Equipment
  • $50 billion program ceiling and five-year base period with one three-year option
  • Ability to sole source to 8(a) partners for task orders under $4.5 million
  • Contract types include fixed-price, labor-hour, and time-and-material terms
  • Ancillary services and/or equipment are permitted when integral and necessary to the IT services-based solution
  • Access to exceptionally qualified 8(a) small-business industry partners
  • Pre-competed, easy-to-use contract with streamlined ordering procedures based on FAR 16.505
  • Complimentary scope compatibility reviews
  • No protests on orders under $10 million, except on the grounds that the order increases the scope, period, or maximum value of the GWAC
For more information on ordering through 8(a) STARS III, please visit GSA’s 8(a) STARS III website.

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Yuri Radams
GSA 8(a) STARS III Program Manager
(301) 850-0633
GSA 8(a) STARS III Contract Information
Contract Holder Name
Chags Health Information Technology LLC
DUNS Number: 079554211
UEI Number: E345MWMJKB17
CAGE Code: 7BUJ8
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