Government Contractor, Small Business

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.

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.

MVS is an 8(a) STARS II contractor. Additionally, MVS is 8(a) and HUBZone Certified. DUNS Number: 948496716.

For further details regarding this program, please visit http://www.gsa.gov/8astars2

Contract Scope

The scope of the 8(a) STARS II Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is centered on four functional areas (FAs), derived from the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS).

The 8(a) STARS II design consists of two constellations (tiers) based on industry accreditations. MVS is in Constellation I, which includes industry partners with competitive pricing and technical proficiency.

MVS can provide technical services in the following Functional Areas (3 of the 4 functional areas):

8(a) STARS II benefits

  • 8(a) socioeconomic credit transferrable to the agency
  • Pre-competed, easy to use contracts
  • Access to proven 8(a) small business technology providers
  • Shortened procurement lead time
  • A low user access fee (0.75 percent) built into contractor's ceiling prices
FeaturesBenefits
  • $10B program ceiling and five-year base period with one, five-year option
  • Directed task orders up to $4M
  • 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
  • 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 additiona 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
Client Service Values

MVS values each of its client relationships. We take client service seriously. Our strong client focus stems from believing in the golden rule. Our goal is to exceed expectations again and again.