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GSA Eyes Initial STARS III Contract Awards in June

The General Services Administration plans to proceed with phased awards of the next iteration of the 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services governmentwide contract to different groups of information technology vendors certified under the Small Business Administration 8(a) program.

GSA said Wednesday it informed offerors of their inclusion in the 8(a) STARS III GWAC’s competitive range over the past week and that it plans to announce the initial cohort of awardees by June to be followed by another group later this year.

The agency will also host discussions to provide small businesses an opportunity to revise their bids to qualify for a spot on the 8(a) STARS III GWAC, a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for IT platforms and services.

Agency customers planning to use the contract should regularly visit the GSA Events page for upcoming training on procurement authority for requirements and contracting staff.

GSA released a solicitation for the potential $50 billion 8(a) STARS III GWAC in July. The latest iteration of the contract was expanded to focus on artificial intelligence, virtual reality, robotic process automation and other emerging technologies and include work outside of the continental U.S.

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