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8(a) STARS II Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC)
A GWAC or Government wide acquisition vehicle is a contracting vehicle set forth to allow Government buyers a listing of pre-vetted businesses that meet their agencies contracting needs. Use of contracting vehicles is said to reduce time spent and also to allow a streamlined approach to purchasing.
With a $12 Billion program ceiling and a five-year base period with one five-year option, 8(a) STARS II allows for long-term planning of large-scale program requirements while strengthening opportunities for 8(a) small businesses.
The base period of the contract is August 31, 2011, to August 30, 2016. The option period of the contract is August 31, 2016, to August 30, 2021. Orders issued on or before August 30, 2021, may continue performance through August 30, 2024.
8(a) STARS II includes four functional areas based on NAICS codes:
- Custom Computer Programming Services
- Computer Systems Design Services
- Computer Facilities Management Services
- Other Computer Related Services
8(a) STARS II allows for directed task orders up to $4 Million, including options. Orders more than $4 Million must be competed among the industry partners in your chosen constellation and functional area.
BKM Management Consulting can help your businesses get onto the 8A Stars GWAC.
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