Point of Contact
Contract NO. 47QTCB21D0132
Contact: Eric Agosto
Stars III: http://www.gsa.gov/stars3
DUNS #: 07-953-9000
Cage Code: 79LR5
Success by Design was recently awarded the GSA 8(a) STARS III 47QTCB21D0132
GWAC by the US General Services Administration. 8(a) STARS III, is GSA’s fourth-
generation 8(a) GWAC. STARS III is a multiple-award indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-
quantity (MA-ID/IQ) contract designed to provide federal agencies with innovative IT
services-based solutions from vetted 8(a) small disadvantaged businesses, in support
of meeting their socioeconomic contracting goals. Through STARS III, agencies can
access award-winning 8(a) firms through an established contract vehicle, saving time
and taxpayer money over open-market methods. The STARS III contract ceiling is $50
The primary North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for the
Master Contract is designated as 541512, Computer Systems Design Services.
Requirements that align with other IT services NAICS codes are within the scope of the
STARS III GWAC that include, but are not limited to: 541511,541513,541519 and
Examples of work are not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather general indications of the
types of services within a given IT services-based solution:
Information and Communications Technology
IT Operations and Maintenance
IT Security / IT workforce augmentation
8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services (STARS) III :
8(a) STARS III is a multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (MA/IDIQ)
GWAC set aside exclusively for SBA certified 8(a) IT firms. 8(a) STARS III provides
Federal agencies with customized IT services and IT services-based solutions, both
commercial and non-commercial, as defined in the Clinger-Cohen Act and FAR 2.101.
Customized IT services-based solutions, which can be tailored to meet an agency’s
particular mission requirements. The principal nature of any
resulting task order procurement must be for IT services; however, ancillary support
may be included when it is integral to and necessary for the IT services-based effort.
Services may be performed at Government and Contractor locations worldwide, as
specified in each task order. Federal buyers who wish to use the 8(a) STARS III GWAC
must receive training and be granted a delegation of procurement authority prior to
issuing task orders. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The 8(a) sole source vehicle provides agencies a simplified and shortened
Simple Steps to Establish 8(a) Sole Source Contract with Success By Design. The
Government program manager or interested party develops a statement of work,
prepares government estimate, and obtains the necessary funding.
The Government program manager or interested party chooses Success By
Design to perform the work and submits a procurement request to the agency
The agency contracting officer prepares and submits an “Offer Letter” to GDS’s
SBA Business Development Specialist at 8 (a) Business Development Program
at below contact information: 8 (a) Business Development Program Team. SBA
processes the Offer Letter and returns it to the agency contracting officer who
submits the Statement of Work and Request for Proposal or Quotation to
Success By Design
1. Reduced decision cycle: the time required to award an 8(a) sole source contract
is usually within days.
2. Lowered administrative costs: procurement process and time is reduced to a
3. Prices reflecting the best value: agency negotiates with the firm directly to get the
4. Credit for promoting small business participation within agency.
5. Can initiate a contract with a simple high-level statement of work.