GSA 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services (STARS II)

Contract Holder: SBD and Estrela Tech


The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has designated this contract as Best-in-Class (BIC). 8(a) STARS II, a small business set-aside GWAC, provides flexible access to customized IT solutions. With a $22 billion program ceiling currently in its 5-year option period which ends August 30, 2021, 8(a) STARS II allows for long-term planning of large-scale program requirements while strengthening opportunities for 8(a) small businesses. Although the contract ends in 2021, Task Orders may extend up to August 30, 2024; unless orders were awarded on or after July 1, 2020 then they must be completed by June 30, 2022.

Functional Areas

The 8(a) STARS II Functional Areas correspond to four North American Industry Codes (NAICS).

• 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


8(a) STARS II industry partners are classified in two constellations. Industry partners in both constellations have competitive pricing and technical proficiency. Constellation II also includes industry partners with an additional industry credential, such as Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) or ISO 9001 (quality management system).

Direct Awards

8(a) STARS II allows directed task order awards for orders under $4.5 Million, including options. Orders more than $4.5 Million must be competed among the industry partners in your chosen constellation and functional area.

Joint Ventures

Solutions By Design II, LLC is the owning and managing member of Estrela Tech, LLC a joint venture established specifically for the provision of services under GSA’s 8(a) STARS II Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (STARS II). The joint venture was formed through a Contract Teaming Arrangement (CTA) comprised of 2 industry leading small business members leveraging their International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 certification for the design, development, and provisioning of information technology support services as well as its Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)-DEV® Maturity Level 3 certification for software engineering to deliver technically innovative, reliable and cost-effective solutions, services, and products to the Federal Government.

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Additional Details

8(a) STARS II GWAC Section IV.13.1 Contract Requirements

DUNS #:100942965
Program Manager: Clyde W. Goldbach Jr., 1953 Gallows Road, Suite 650, Vienna, VA 22182, 703-286-1882,


Contract Information

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08/31/2011 – 08/30/2016; 08/31/2016 – 08/30/2021



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Business Size

8(a) WOSB

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