Federal Contracts

8(a) STARS II GWAC (GS00Q17GWD2480)

A Sound Strategy, Inc. (DUNS 169102816) is a part of an elite group of small businesses selected to provide superior services to federal customers through the GSA 8(a) STARS II GWAC. As a highly qualified contractor, A Sound Strategy, Inc. provides federal agencies with the IT services and ancillary support detailed below. For more information, contact Program Manager, Mr. Dennis Jeter call 570-234-0777. For an 8(a) STARS II Brochure, visit the GSA 8(a) STARS II Website.

  • NAICS 541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services
  • NAICS 541512 – Computer Systems Design Services
  • NAICS 541513 – Computer Facilities Management Services
  • NAICS 541519 – Other Computer Related Services
8(a) STARS II GWAC Features
  • A multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract vehicle
  • A five-year base with one five-year option
  • A $10 billion program ceiling
  • Directed Order Authority: Directed task orders up to $4 million each are allowed for federal civilian and Department of Defense activities.
8(a) STARS II GWAC Benefits
  • 8(a) socioeconomic credit transferrable to the agency
  • Pre-competed, easy to use contracts
  • Shortened procurement lead time
  • Access to proven 8(a) small business technology providers
  • A low user access fee (0.75 percent) built into contractor’s ceiling prices.

8(a) Sole Source or Competitive Awards

Sec. 124.501 What general provisions apply to the award of 8(a) contracts?

(a) Pursuant to section 8(a) of the Small Business Act, SBA is authorized to enter into all types of contracts with other Federal agencies, including contracts to furnish equipment, supplies, services, leased real property, or materials to them or to perform construction work for them, and to contract the performance of these contracts to qualified Participants. Where practicable, simplified acquisition procedures should be used for 8(a) contracts at or below the simplified acquisition threshold. Where appropriate, SBA will delegate the contract execution function to procuring activities. In order to receive and retain a delegation of SBA’s contract execution and review functions, a procuring activity must report all 8(a) contract awards, modifications, and options to SBA.

(b) 8(a) contracts may either be sole source awards or awards won through competition with other Participants.