GSA 8(a) STARS II *Prime

Akira Technologies Inc. was awarded a contract under the General Services Administration’s 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services II (8(a) STARS II) program. The 8(a) STARS II GWAC is a small business set-aside, multiple award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for technology solutions.


Akira Contract Information at a Glance

Contract Number: GS-06F-1024Z
Contract Types: Fixed Price / Labor Hour / Time and Materials
Period of Performance: 2016-2021 (Option Period)
Akira DUNS: 605928246
Payment Terms: Net 30 Days
Task Order Manager: Srinivas Chennamaraja,
Phone: (202) 517-7190
Email: schennamaraja@akira-tech.com

8(a) STARS II Government Contact

Tel: (877) 327-8732
Email: s2@gsa.gov
8(a) STARS II Delegation of Procurement Authority Request:
Contracting Officers (COs) who wish to award and administer orders against the GSA GWACs must receive training and be granted a Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA).

STARS II Features Include:

  • Multiple award, indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle
  • Five-year base with one five-year option
  • $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


STARS II Benefits Include:

  • 8(a) socioeconomic credit transferable to the agency
  • Pre-competed, easy to use contracts
  • Access to proven 8(a) small business technology providers
  • Shortened procurement lead time
  • Low user access fee (0.75 percent) built into contractor’s ceiling prices

The 8(a) STARS II design consists of two constellations (tiers) based on industry accreditations. Each of the 8(a) STARS II constellations includes four functional areas designated by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). These NAICS functional areas are: 541511 — Custom Computer Programming Services, 541512 — Computer Systems Design Services, 541513 — Computer Facilities Management Services, and 541519 — Other Computer Related Services. Akira was awarded under Functional Areas 1, 2, 3, and 4 in Constellation 1.

The 8(a) STARS II GWAC is designed to promote small business utilization when purchasing information technology (IT) services or IT services-based solutions for the federal government. The 8(a) STARS II program is reserved exclusively for qualifying certified 8(a) small business concerns as the prime contractors per Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 19.8.