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Issue 8(a) STARS II GWAC RFQs & RFPs on eBuy

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Issue 8(a) STARS II GWAC RFQs & RFPs on eBuy

Federal contracting officers can now issue 8(a) STARS II GWAC requests for quotes (RFQs) and requests for proposals (RFPs) on eBuy. 8(a) STARS II, a small business set-aside GWAC, provides flexible access to customized IT solutions from a large, diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners. With a $10 billion program ceiling and a five-year base period with one five-year option, 8(a) STARS II allows for long-term planning of large-scale program requirements while strengthening opportunities for 8(a) small businesses. The Department of Defense issued a memo on July 14, 2011 encouraging the use of 8(a) STARS II, among other small business GWACs, to meet the Department’s small business contracting and information technology needs. Read the July 14, 2011 memo.

About 8(a) STARS II Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC): 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.

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