The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services (STARS) III – a/k/a “8(a) STARS III” – is a best-in-class, small business set-aside, government-wide acquisition contract that provides flexible access to customized IT solutions from a large, diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners. The contract is designed to allow government agencies to streamline the acquisition process and access cutting edge solutions to accomplish IT missions.
Scope includes a wide range of services from IT help-desk support, information assurance, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and more. 8(a) STARS III was awarded with a five-year-base through July 1, 2026, and a three-year-option that will run until July 1, 2029. As such, the contract provides opportunities for long-term solutions for contracting officers, offering flexibility to accommodate extended periods of performance. The Primary North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for the 8(a) STARS III contract is 541512 – Computer Systems Design Services. However, anything that is IT service(s) in nature has the potential to fall within the contract scope.
Contract holder, ARS Aleut Services, LLC, specializes in innovative solutions for enterprise-level IT LAN/WAN, Applications, and Communications environments in support of mission-critical objectives. In addition, we are prepared to support a wide range of the 8(a) STARS III scope, with subject matter expertise spanning a multitude of disciplines including DevSecOps, Agile Transformation, Application Modernization, Cloud Services, Platform Services, Data Management, and ERP.