In 2011, DB Consulting Group, Inc. was awarded a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services II (STARS II) Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). The 8(a) STARS II design consists of two constellations (tiers) based on industry accreditations. Each of the 8(a) STARS II constellations includes four functional areas designated by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). DB was awarded a five-year base period contract for both constellations and all four functional areas (Contract # GS-06F-0716Z).
What Is STARS II?
Designed to promote small business utilization when purchasing information technology (IT) services or IT services-based solutions for the federal government, the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract vehicle is reserved exclusively for qualifying certified 8(a) small business concerns as the prime contractors per Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 19.8.
The 8(a) STARS II design consists of two constellations (tiers) based on industry accreditations. Constellation I includes those firms with competitive pricing and technical proficiency. Constellation II includes firms who have competitive pricing, technical proficiency, and an additional industry credential. Industry credentials of Constellation II include one or more of the following: Capability Maturity Model Integration II+ (services or development); ISO 9001: 2000 (replaced by ISO 9001:2008); and ISO 9001: 2008.
Each constellation includes four functional areas designated by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS):
For More Information
To learn more about how you can use the STARS II contract vehicle to work with DB Consulting Group, Inc., check out DB’s STARS II fact sheet or contact Business Development Vice-President, Greig Fields at (301) 589-4020.