8(a) STARS II Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC)

Functional Areas   C2 FA1, C2 FA2, C2 FA3



GSA 8(a) STARS II websitewww.gsa.gov/8astars2


EnSoftek CMX LLC’s 8(a) STARS II contract allows Federal Agencies to purchase information technology (IT) solutions and services through an established pre competed contract vehicle, instead of the traditional, open market methods, saving time and money.

Our contract award is based on our exceptional past performance providing IT Solutions and services to public and private sector enterprises, technical proficiency, as well as its competitive pricing.

Introduction to 8(a) STARS II

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 will enable you to access 8(a) firms through an established contract vehicle instead of traditional, open market methods – saving time and taxpayer money.

Contract Scope

The scope of the 8(a) STARS II Government wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is centered on four functional areas (FAs), derived from the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS). The contract offers simple to complex IT service solutions such as: IT help desk support, information assurance, cyber-security, virtualization, IPV6, Web 2.0, and more.
The 8(a) STARS II GWAC is structured with two tiers, known as constellations. The constellation design is new to the 8(a) STARS II GWAC, and offers additional features and benefits. Constellation I include prime contractors who are technically proficient and offer competitive pricing.

8(a) STARS II Features

  • $10B program ceiling and five-year base period with one five-year option
  • Services or Development credential, or an ISO 9001:2000 or 9001:2008 credential.
  • Contract types include: fixed price, labor hour, and time and material terms
  • Two constellations (tiers)
  • Permits other direct costs when it is integral and necessary to the IT effort
  • Access to exceptionally qualified 8(a) small business industry partners
  • Pre-competed, easy-to-use contract with streamlined ordering procedures based on FAR 16.505
  • Complimentary scope compatibility reviews
  • Compliance with Section 843 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2008 and Section 863 of NDAA 2009
  • No protests on orders under $10M, except on the grounds that the order increases the scope, period, or maximum value of the GWAC


8(a) STARS II Benefits

  • Allows for long term planning of large scale program requirements
  • Enhanced opportunities for 8(a) firms
  • Offers flexibility of contract types to mitigate risk
  • Offers access to a pool of contractors with additional industry credentials
  • Facilitates integrated IT solutions
  • Enables federal clients to earn 8(a) small business credit
  • Saves time and money by reducing procurement lead time
  • Promotes contract compliance and reduces risk of adverse audits
  • FAR 16.505 Fair Opportunity process supports best value awards
  • Minimizes protest risk and supports timely order award for optimal mission support


Point of Contact

Contact information of Contractor’s Program Manager

Roger Crystal
503.643.1226. Ext – 119

Ramana Reddy
503.643.1226. Ext – 111