Master Contract Number: GS00Q17GWD2158
Contract Expiration: 8/30/2021
DUNS:788518996 CAGE Code: 4Q5A2

NIS is eligible for GSA 8(a) STARS II contracts in Constellations I & II, and in all four Functional Areas:

  • Functional Area 1 – NAICS 541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services
  • Functional Area 2 – NAICS 541512 – Computer Systems Design Services
  • Functional Area 3 – NAICS 541513 – Computer Facilities Management Services
  • Functional Area 4 – NAICS 541519 – Other Computer Related Services

The scope of the 8(a) STARS II Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is centered on these functional areas (FAs), derived from the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS).The contract offers simple to complex IT service solutions such as: IT help desk support, information assurance, cyber-security, virtualization, IPV6, Web 2.0, and more.



• $10B program ceiling and five-year base period with one, five-year option

• Allows for long term planning of large scale program requirements

• Directed task orders up to $4M

• Enhanced opportunities for 8(a) firms

• Contract types include: fixed price, labor hour, and time and material terms

• Offers flexibility of contract types to mitigate risk

• Two constellations (tiers)

• Offers access to a pool of contractors with additional industry credentials

• Permits other direct costs when it is integral and necessary to the IT effort

• Facilitates integrated IT solutions

• Access to exceptionally qualified 8(a) small business industry partners

• Enables federal clients to earn 8(a) small business 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

• Complimentary scope compatibility reviews

• Promotes contract compliance and reduces risk of adverse audits

• Compliance with Section 843 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2008 and Section 863
of NDAA 2009

• FAR 16.505 Fair Opportunity process supports best value awards

• No protests on orders under $10M, 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


To discuss how NIS can help your agency leverage the 8(a) STARS II Acquisition Contract, please contact NIS’ STARS II Program Manager directly at

For more information, please visit GSA’s 8(a) STARS II GWAC Site.