FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VIRGINIA, September 7, 2017 – Solutions By Design II, LLC and Estrela Tech, LLC (an SBD owned Joint Venture) are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the GSA 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services (STARS) II Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) five-year option period for the contract, continuing our qualification as 8(a) companies under the STARS II vehicle, giving agencies 8(a) small business credit on all Task Order awards. This option period runs from August 31, 2016 to August 30, 2021. Although the contract ends in 2021, Task Orders may extend up to three years beyond the GWAC period of performance.
8(a) STARS II, a small business set-aside GWAC, provides flexible access to customized IT solutions from a large, diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners. With a $10 Billion program ceiling and having completed its five-year base period now entering the one five-year option, 8(a) STARS II allows for long-term planning of large-scale program requirements while strengthening opportunities for 8(a) small businesses.
8(a) STARS II industry partners are classified in two constellations. Constellation II requires industry partners to have an additional industry credential such as Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) or ISO 9001 (quality management system). Both 8(a) STARS II Constellations are broken into four functional areas corresponding to unique North American Industry Codes (NAICS).
Functional Area 1 – NAICS 541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services
Functional Area 2 – NAICS 541512 – Computer Systems Design Services
Functional Area 3 – NAICS 541513 – Computer Facilities Management Services
Functional Area 4 – NAICS 541519 – Other Computer Related Services
SBD and Estrela Tech have access to both constellations and all four functional areas.
“Over the past 5 years SBD and Estrela Tech have been awarded a combined 36 Task Orders across 12 different federal government agencies. With the number of 8(a) STARS II industry partners being cut from 581 to 298 following the option period renewal; we look forward to the continued success on this vehicle and exceeding our customers’ expectations.” said Gregory Goldbach, SBD’s GWAC Program Manager.
ABOUT SBD: SBD is a management consulting and technology services company serving clients domestically and abroad. For over 30 years, we have delivered technically innovative, reliable, and cost-effective solutions, services, and products to our federal customers. Using Agile processes and principles, SBD has helped transform government agencies to implement faster, more reliable quality systems and solutions to enable them to deliver their mission more effectively and efficiently.