8(a) STARS II Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC)
Glacier Technologies, LLC is proud to be selected by GSA as a contract holder for all 8 sections of their latest IT contract vehicle.8(a) STARS II, a small business set-aside GWAC, provides flexible access to customized IT solutions. With a $10 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 offering contracting offices the opportunity to meet their 8(a) small business goals.
Prior to issuing orders under 8(a) STARS II, federal contracting officers are required to receive training on the use of the 8(a) STARS II contract and be granted a written delegation of procurement authority (DPA) from the GSA Small Business GWAC Center. Training is offered at no cost. Once DPA is granted, the client awards the Task Order and monitors the contract, thus retaining control of task order performance.
8(a) STARS II Features
Period of performance: August 31, 2011 to August 30, 2016, with one five-year option from August 31, 2016 to August 30, 2021.
Depending on the requirements within the work to be performed, task orders can be placed into two categories. Glacier was awarded contracts in both classifications, Constellations I and II.
Constellation I - offers competitive pricing and technical proficiency
Constellation II - meets constellation I standards and also holds an industry credential, ISO 9001:2008 (quality management system)
Directed task orders up to $4 million each
8(a) STARS II allows directed task order awards for orders under $4 million, including options. Orders more than $4 million must be competed among the industry partners in the chosen constellation and functional area.
Low 0.75% contract access fee
GWACs have the same low contract access fee as GSA Schedules.
Access to multiple types of task orders
8(a) STARS II offers fixed-price, time and materials, labor hour, and blended task order types, providing greater flexibility in procuring different types of IT products and services and meeting your mission requirements.
Encouraging maximum small business utilization in contracting
The Department of Defense issued a memo on July 14, 2011 encouraging the use of 8(a) STARS II, among other small business GWACs, to meet the Department’s small business contracting and information technology needs. Read the memo (PDF).