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Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts or GWACs are task order or delivery order contracts for information technology established by one agency for governmentwide use. Each GWAC is operated by an Executive Agent designated by the Office of Management and Budget pursuant to Section 5112(e) of the Clinger-Cohen Act, 40 U.S.C. 1412. For more information on GWACs, visit the GSA Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) website.
8ASTARS2

8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services (STARS II) - The 8(a) STARS II GWAC is designed to promote small business utilization when purchasing information technology (IT) services or IT services-based solutions for the federal government. The 8(a) STARS II program is reserved exclusively for qualifying certified 8(a) small business concerns as the prime contractors per Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 19.8. 8(a) STARS II features:

* Multiple award, indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle
* Five-year base with one five-year option
* $10 billion program ceiling
* Directed Order Authority: Directed task orders up to $4 million each are allowed for federal civilian and Department of Defense activities*

The 8(a) STARS II design consists of two constellations (tiers) based on industry accreditations. Constellation I includes industry partners with competitive pricing and technical proficiency. Constellation II includes industry partners who have competitive pricing, technical proficiency, and an additional industry credential. The industry credentials for 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)
* ISO 9001: 2008

Each of the 8(a) STARS II constellations includes four functional areas designated by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). These NAICS functional areas are:

541511 Custom Computer Programming Services
541512 Computer Systems Design Services
541513 Computer Facilities Management Services
541519 Other Computer Related Services
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8ASTARS2 Category list:

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C1 FA1 Custom Computer Programming Services - This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in writing, modifying, testing, and supporting software to meet the needs of a particular customer.

•Custom computer applications software programming services
•Custom computer program or software development
•Custom computer programming services
•Custom computer software analysis and design services
•Custom computer software programming services
•Custom computer software support services
•Web (i.e. Internet) page design services, custom

IT SERVICES-BASED SOLUTIONS

IT services-based solutions may include work that, on its own, might not be considered IT. That work is characterized as “Ancillary Support”. Ancillary Support can be structured in Orders consistent with the overall Order type, or as part of a hybrid Order type approach, consistent with the Pricing section guidance. OCOs clearly express the desired Order type(s) for Ancillary Support in Order RFQs and RFPs, and resulting Orders.

Ancillary Support can be categorized as Ancillary Services and Ancillary Equipment, as shown below:

•Ancillary Services (i.e. clerical support; training; telecommunications/wireless transport, additional labor categories, etc.) must be integral and necessary for the IT services-based solution
•Ancillary Equipment (hardware, software, software licenses, racks, mounts; etc.) may be purchased if integral and necessary for the IT services-based solution
C1 FA2 Computer Systems Design Services - This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in planning and designing computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software, and communication technologies. The hardware and software components of the system may be provided by this establishment or company as part of integrated services or may be provided by third parties or vendors. These establishments often install the system and train and support users of the system.

•CAD (computer-aided design) systems integration design services
•CAE (computer-aided engineering) systems integration design
•CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) systems integration design
•Computer hardware consulting services or consultants
•Computer software consulting services or consultants
•Computer systems integration analysis and design services
•Computer systems integration design consulting services
•Computer integrator services
•Information management computer systems integration design services
•Local Area Network (LAN) computer systems integration design services
•Computer network systems design services
•Office automation computer systems integration design services

IT SERVICES-BASED SOLUTIONS

IT services-based solutions may include work that, on its own, might not be considered IT. That work is characterized as “Ancillary Support”. Ancillary Support can be structured in Orders consistent with the overall Order type, or as part of a hybrid Order type approach, consistent with the Pricing section guidance. OCOs clearly express the desired Order type(s) for Ancillary Support in Order RFQs and RFPs, and resulting Orders.

Ancillary Support can be categorized as Ancillary Services and Ancillary Equipment, as shown below:

•Ancillary Services (i.e. clerical support; training; telecommunications/wireless transport, additional labor categories, etc.) must be integral and necessary for the IT services-based solution
•Ancillary Equipment (hardware, software, software licenses, racks, mounts; etc
C1 FA3 Computer Facilities Management Services - This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing on-site management and operation of clients computer systems and/or data processing facilities. Establishments providing computer systems or data processing facilities support services are included in this industry.

•Computer systems facilities management and operation services
•Data processing facilities management and operation services
•Computer systems or data processing facilities management and operation services
•Computer systems or data process facilities support services

IT SERVICES-BASED SOLUTIONS

IT services-based solutions may include work that, on its own, might not be considered IT. That work is characterized as “Ancillary Support”. Ancillary Support can be structured in Orders consistent with the overall Order type, or as part of a hybrid Order type approach, consistent with the Pricing section guidance. OCOs clearly express the desired Order type(s) for Ancillary Support in Order RFQs and RFPs, and resulting Orders.

Ancillary Support can be categorized as Ancillary Services and Ancillary Equipment, as shown below:

•Ancillary Services (i.e. clerical support; training; telecommunications/wireless transport, additional labor categories, etc.) must be integral and necessary for the IT services-based solution
•Ancillary Equipment (hardware, software, software licenses, racks, mounts; etc.) may be purchased if integral and necessary for the IT services-based solution.
C1 FA4 Other Computer Related Services - This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing computer related services (except custom programming, systems integration design, and facilities management services). Establishments providing computer disaster recovery services or software installation services are included in this industry.

•Computer disaster recovery services
•Computer software installation services

IT SERVICES-BASED SOLUTIONS

IT services-based solutions may include work that, on its own, might not be considered IT. That work is characterized as “Ancillary Support”. Ancillary Support can be structured in Orders consistent with the overall Order type, or as part of a hybrid Order type approach, consistent with the Pricing section guidance. OCOs clearly express the desired Order type(s) for Ancillary Support in Order RFQs and RFPs, and resulting Orders.

Ancillary Support can be categorized as Ancillary Services and Ancillary Equipment, as shown below:

•Ancillary Services (i.e. clerical support; telecommunications/wireless transport, additional labor categories, etc.) must be integral and necessary for the IT services-based solution
•Ancillary Equipment (hardware, software, software licenses, racks, mounts; etc.) may be purchased if integral and necessary for the IT services-based solution.
C2 FA1 Custom Computer Programming Services - Constellation II contractors - This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in writing, modifying, testing, and supporting software to meet the needs of a particular customer.

•Custom computer applications software programming services
•Custom computer program or software development
•Custom computer programming services
•Custom computer software analysis and design services
•Custom computer software programming services
•Custom computer software support services
•Web (i.e. Internet) page design services, custom

Constellation II contractors possess one or more of the following credentials:

ISO 9001:2000
ISO 9001:2008
CMMI Level II (or higher) – DEV
CMMI Level II (or higher) – SVC

IT SERVICES-BASED SOLUTIONS

IT services-based solutions may include work that, on its own, might not be considered IT. That work is characterized as “Ancillary Support”. Ancillary Support can be structured in Orders consistent with the overall Order type, or as part of a hybrid Order type approach, consistent with the Pricing section guidance. OCOs clearly express the desired Order type(s) for Ancillary Support in Order RFQs and RFPs, and resulting Orders.

Ancillary Support can be categorized as Ancillary Services and Ancillary Equipment, as shown below:

•Ancillary Services (i.e. clerical support; training; telecommunications/wireless transport, additional labor categories, etc.) must be integral and necessary for the IT services-based solution
•Ancillary Equipment (hardware, software, software licenses, racks, mounts; etc.) may be purchased if integral and necessary for the IT services-based solution.
C2 FA2 Computer Systems Design Services - Constellation II contractors - This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in planning and designing computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software, and communication technologies. The hardware and software components of the system may be provided by this establishment or company as part of integrated services or may be provided by third parties or vendors. These establishments often install the system and train and support users of the system.

•CAD (computer-aided design) systems integration design services
•CAE (computer-aided engineering) systems integration design
•CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) systems integration design
•Computer hardware consulting services or consultants
•Computer software consulting services or consultants
•Computer systems integration analysis and design services
•Computer systems integration design consulting services
•Computer integrator services
•Information management computer systems integration design services
•Local Area Network (LAN) computer systems integration design services
•Computer network systems design services
•Office automation computer systems integration design services

Constellation II contractors possess one or more of the following credentials:

ISO 9001:2000
ISO 9001:2008
CMMI Level II (or higher) – DEV
CMMI Level II (or higher) – SVC

IT SERVICES-BASED SOLUTIONS

IT services-based solutions may include work that, on its own, might not be considered IT. That work is characterized as “Ancillary Support”. Ancillary Support can be structured in Orders consistent with the overall Order type, or as part of a hybrid Order type approach, consistent with the Pricing section guidance. OCOs clearly express the desired Order type(s) for Ancillary Support in Order RFQs and RFPs, and resulting Orders.

Ancillary Support can be categorized as Ancillary Services and Ancillary Equipment, as shown below:

•Ancillary Services (i.e. clerical support; training; telecommunicati
C2 FA3 Computer Facilities Management Services - Constellation II contractors - This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing on-site management and operation of clients computer systems and/or data processing facilities. Establishments providing computer systems or data processing facilities support services are included in this industry.

•Computer systems facilities management and operation services
•Data processing facilities management and operation services
•Computer systems or data processing facilities management and operation services
•Computer systems or data process facilities support services

Constellation II contractors possess one or more of the following credentials:

ISO 9001:2000
ISO 9001:2008
CMMI Level II (or higher) – DEV
CMMI Level II (or higher) – SVC

IT SERVICES-BASED SOLUTIONS

IT services-based solutions may include work that, on its own, might not be considered IT. That work is characterized as “Ancillary Support”. Ancillary Support can be structured in Orders consistent with the overall Order type, or as part of a hybrid Order type approach, consistent with the Pricing section guidance. OCOs clearly express the desired Order type(s) for Ancillary Support in Order RFQs and RFPs, and resulting Orders.

Ancillary Support can be categorized as Ancillary Services and Ancillary Equipment, as shown below:

•Ancillary Services (i.e. clerical support; training; telecommunications/wireless transport, additional labor categories, etc.) must be integral and necessary for the IT services-based solution
•Ancillary Equipment (hardware, software, software licenses, racks, mounts; etc.) may be purchased if integral and necessary for the IT services-based solution.
C2 FA4 Other Computer Related Services - Constellation II contractors - This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing computer related services (except custom programming, systems integration design, and facilities management services). Establishments providing computer disaster recovery services or software installation services are included in this industry.

•Computer disaster recovery services
•Computer software installation services

Constellation II contractors possess one or more of the following credentials:

ISO 9001:2000
ISO 9001:2008
CMMI Level II (or higher) – DEV
CMMI Level II (or higher) – SVC

IT SERVICES-BASED SOLUTIONS

IT services-based solutions may include work that, on its own, might not be considered IT. That work is characterized as “Ancillary Support”. Ancillary Support can be structured in Orders consistent with the overall Order type, or as part of a hybrid Order type approach, consistent with the Pricing section guidance. OCOs clearly express the desired Order type(s) for Ancillary Support in Order RFQs and RFPs, and resulting Orders.

Ancillary Support can be categorized as Ancillary Services and Ancillary Equipment, as shown below:

•Ancillary Services (i.e. clerical support; training; telecommunications/wireless transport, additional labor categories, etc.) must be integral and necessary for the IT services-based solution
•Ancillary Equipment (hardware, software, software licenses, racks, mounts; etc.) may be purchased if integral and necessary for the IT services-based solution.