8(a) STARS III is the General Services Administration’s 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.


  • $50B program ceiling and five-year base period with one, three-year option
  • Directed Task orders up to $4.5M
  • Contract types include: fixed price, labor hour, and time and material terms
  • Permits other direct costs when it is integral and necessary to the IT effort
  • 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
  • Compliance with Section 843 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2008 and Section 863 of NDAA 2009
  • No protests on orders under $10M, except on the grounds that the order increases the scope, period, or maximum value of the GWAC


  • Allows for long term planning of large scale program requirements
  • Enhanced opportunities for 8(a) firms
  • Offers flexibility of contract types to mitigate risk
  • Offers access to a pool of contractors with additional industry credentials
  • Facilitates integrated IT solutions
  • Enables federal clients to earn 8(a) small business credit
  • Saves time and money by reducing procurement lead time
  • Promotes contract compliance and reduces risk of adverse audits
  • FAR 16.505 Fair Opportunity process supports best value awards
  • Minimizes protest risk and supports timely order award for optimal mission support


General Information:

Contract Period: July 2, 2021 – July 1, 2026 with one 3-year option
Period of Performance can go 5 years beyond Ordering Period End Date

Contract Number: 47QTCB21D0380

Cage Code: 5KN60

DUNS Number: 829313647

Prompt Payment Terms: Net 30 days

8(a) STARS III Contact:
Steve Satwah, Chief Executive Officer

Visit the GSA STARS III Website for more information