8(a) STARS III

EPIC SYSTEMS, INC.

     SBA Certified 8(a) and WOSB
     (Women-Owned Small Business)
          DUNS: 963605808
             UEI: N96SVL5EK8R7
           CAGE Code: 6XXC4
             is a contract holder
      on GSA 8(a) STARS III GWAC.
Contract Number: 47QTCB22D0145
     Master Ordering Period:
                                              Base Period July 2, 2021 – July 1, 2026 
                                                  Option Period July 2, 2026 – July 1, 2029 
    Scope of Work:

541512 – Computer Systems Design Service
Small Business GWAC is available for:
Federal, State and Local Government Agencies

 

Overview

The Best-in-Class 8(a) STARS III GWAC is a small business set-aside contract that provides flexible access to customized IT solutions from a large, diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners. The 8(a) STARS III GWAC:

  • Expands capabilities for emerging technologies,
  • Supports both outside of the continental United States (OCONUS) and CONUS requirements,
  • Features limited protest ability up to $10M, and
  • Offers expert guidance from the GSA team, including free scope review services and market research

Task Orders under basic scope include

  • Data Management
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • IT Operations and Maintenance
  • IT Security / IT workforce augmentation
  • Software Development
  • Systems Design

Scope Sub-Area 1

Emerging Technology (ET) – Focused IT Services ET activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyzing, designing and applying the knowledge needed to investigate and provide an ET solution.
  • Providing technical expertise and guidance to plan, conduct, technically direct, document, test and assess ET implementations, including operating and sustaining ET implementations.
  • Analyzing the trade-off of implementing vs. not implementing ET, including costbenefit analysis.

Illustrative ET examples include but are not limited to

  • Artificial Intelligence (including Machine Learning, Deep Learning/Neural Networks, Natural Language Generation)
  • Autonomic Computing
  • Blockchain / Distributed Ledger
  • Quantum Computing
  • Robotic Process Automation
  • Technological Convergence
  • Virtual Reality (including Augmented Reality, Extended Reality, Mixed Reality)

Scope Sub-Area 2

IT Services performed outside of CONUS (Continental United States)

 

FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF 8(A) STARS III GWAC CONTRACT

Features Benefits
OMB-designated Best In Class Contracting Vehicle
Access to pre-competed and proven 8(a) small business technology providers
$50 billion program ceiling and five-year base period with one 3 year option (PoP: 07/02/ 2021 to 07/01/2026 & option 07/02/2026 to 07/01/2029)
Allows for long-term planning of large-scale program requirements
Sole-source task orders up to the 8(a) competitive threshold
Enhances opportunities for 8(a) firms – task orders can extend 3 years beyond the period of performance date
Two focused scope sub-areas
Offers access to contractors with demonstrated experience in either emerging technology or performance in an OCONUS location
Ancillary services and/or equipment are permitted when integral and necessary to the IT services-based solution
Facilitates integrated IT services-based solutions
Access to exceptionally qualified 8(a) small-business industry partners
Enables federal clients to earn small-disadvantaged business (SDB) credit
Pre-competed, easy-to-use contract with streamlined ordering procedures based on FAR 16.505
Saves time and money by reducing procurement lead time (Low .75% Contract Access Fee/Short procurement lead time)
Complimentary scope compatibility reviews
Promotes contract compliance and reduces risk of adverse audits
No protests on orders under $10 million, except on the grounds that the order increases the scope, period, or maximum value of the GWAC
Minimizes protest risk and supports timely order award for optimal mission support

Contact Information

GWAC Program Manager: Mouli Nallamala

Email: Mouli@epicinfotech.com

Work918-408-8431
            703-373-7242 

GWAC PMO DirectorKrishna Mareddy

EmailKrishna.Marreddy@epicinfotech.com

Work: 571-666-1358

GWAC Contract AdministratorRamesh Purohit

EmailRamesh.Purohit@epicinfotech.com

Work: 571-216-0729

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