Contract Vehicles

GSA 8(a) Stars II - Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC)

8(a) STARS II is a 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.

Using 8(a) STARS II enables federal agencies to access 8(a) firms through an established contract vehicle instead of traditional, open market methods – saving time and taxpayer money

  • 8(a) STARS II is GSA’s 3rd generation 8(a) GWAC
  • 8(a) STARS II allows directed task orders up to $4M
  • No offer and acceptance letter is required from SBA
  • No FedBizOpps synopsis is required
  • Complimentary task order scope compatibility reviews are provided by the Small Business GWAC Center
  • Task orders may be issued directly or by a 3rd party acquisition shop such as GSA’s Office of Assisted Acquisition Services

Contract Number: GS-06F-1119Z

Period of Performance
Base Period from August 31, 2011 – August 30, 2016, plus one five-year Option Period from August 31, 2016 – August 30, 2021

Scope of Awarded Contract
STARS II is intended to support federal agency Information Technology (IT) requirements. The geographical scope of coverage is worldwide and organizational scope of coverage includes those entities authorized in GSA Order ADM 4800. Credence has been awarded the 8(a) STARS II GWAC in the following three Functional Areas designated by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS):

  • 541511 — Custom Computer Programming Services
  • 541512 — Computer Systems Design Services
  • 541519 — Other Computer Related Services




$10B program ceiling and five-year base period with one, five-year option

Allows for long term planning of large scale program requirement

Directed task orders up to $4M

Enhanced opportunities for government to engage the right skills very quickly

Contract types include: fixed price, labor hour, and time and material terms

Offers flexibility of contract types to mitigate risk

Permits other direct costs to include ancillary services and/or equipment that the Government determines to be integral and necessary to the IT services-based solution

Provides flexibility at the order level and facilitates integrated IT 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

Compliance with Section 843 of the NDAA of 2008 and Section 863 of NDAA 2009 (DoD).  DoD bought close to a Billion dollars on STARS I

FAR 16.505 Fair Opportunity process supports best value awards

Limited protests on orders under $10M

Minimizes protest risk and supports timely order award for optimal mission support


Contact Information

For detailed information on how ASC Associates can meet your needs using this contract, please contact:
Shashi Jina (President)
216-496-2773  | Fax: 330-995-0184

GSA Contacts
For more information about how the 8(a) STARS II GWAC can help your agency with information technology requirements, contact The Small Business GWAC Center at (877) 327-8732, e-mail, or visit

GSA IT Schedule 70

IT Schedule 70 is the largest, most widely used acquisition vehicle in the federal government. Our industry partners offer a comprehensive array of IT products, services, and solutions. Schedule 70 is an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple award schedule providing direct access to IT products and services from over 5,000 industry partners.

Why IT Schedule 70?

  • Wide variety of products and services
  • Contractor team arrangements allow industry partners to collaborate
  • Easy compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
  • Easy online ordering through GSA e-Tools
  • Responsive regional GSA representatives
  • Blanket Purchase Agreements allow customers to fulfill repetitive needs under GSA Schedule contracts

Contract Number: GS-35F-0527W

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