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Global Data Solutions Inc. awarded GSA 8(a) STARS II GWAC Contract

Global Data Solutions Inc. (GDS) a leading provider of IT products and services to government organizations, has been awarded the 8(a) STARS II (Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services II) GWAC (Governmentwide Acquisition Contract) Contract by the General Services Administration

The 8(a) STARS II contract is another Government-wide Acquisition Contract enabling GDS, to provide IT & IT related services in over one hundred labor categories. This award following the recent award of SeaPort-e by the Navy provides another service delivery vehicle to both civilian agencies and all DoD agencies.

GDS is extremely pleased to be selected as a GSA 8(a) STARS II Industry Partner. We are confident that our experience and attention to detail will make this contract a success.

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.

Contract Information

8(a) STARS II features include

  1. Multiple award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle
  2. Four-year base with one Five-year option
  3. $10 billion program ceiling
  4. Directed Order Authority: Directed task orders up to $4 million each are allowed for federal civilian and Department of Defense activities

GDS received the award in the following functional areas:

FA1: NAICS 541511 - Custom Computer Programming Services

Functional Area 1 – NAICS 541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in writing, modifying, testing, and supporting software to meet the needs of a particular customer.

  • Custom computer applications software programming services;
  • Custom computer program or software development;
  • Custom computer programming services;
  • Custom computer software analysis and design services;
  • Custom computer software programming services;
  • Custom computer software support services; and
  • Web (i.e. Internet) page design services, custom.
FA2: NAICS 541512 - Computer Systems Design Services

Functional Area 2 – NAICS 541512 – Computer Systems Design Services

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in planning and designing computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software, and communication technologies. The hardware and software components of the system may be provided by this establishment or company as part of integrated services, or may be provided by third parties or vendors. These establishments often install the system and train and support users of the system.

  • CAD (computer-aided design) systems integration design services;
  • CAE (computer-aided engineering) systems integration design;
  • CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) systems integration design;
  • Computer hardware consulting services or consultants;
  • Computer software consulting services or consultants;
  • Computer systems integration analysis and design services;
  • Computer systems integration design consulting services;
  • Computer integrator services;
  • Information management computer systems integration design services;
  • Local Area Network (LAN) computer systems integration design services;
  • Computer network systems design services; and
  • Office automation computer systems integration design services.
FA3: NAICS 541513 - Computer Facilities Management Services

Functional Area 3 – NAICS 541513 – Computer Facilities Management Services

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing on-site management, and operation of client’s computer systems and/or data processing facilities. Establishments providing computer systems or data processing facilities support services are included in this industry.

  • Computer systems facilities management and operation services;
  • Data processing facilities management and operation services;
  • Computer systems or data processing facilities management and operation services; and
  • Computer systems or data process facilities support services.
FA4: NAICS 541519 - Other Computer Related Services

Functional Area 4 – NAICS 541519 – Other Computer Related Services

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing computer-related services (except custom programming, systems integration design, and facilities management services). Establishments providing computer disaster recovery services or software installation services are included in this industry.

  • Computer disaster recovery services; and
  • Computer software installation services.

GSA 8(a) STARS II Benefits

  • 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
  • A low user access fee (0.75 percent) built into contractor's ceiling prices

About Global Data Solutions Inc.

Incorporated in 2007, Global Data Solutions Inc. (GDS) is a rapidly growing, young & energetic organization with its wings spanning across IT Services, Software Development, Data Sciences, Engineering and IT Enabled Service. In simple GDS is a techno hub. Keeping our customers paramount GDS offers a plethora of software expertise and services. The continuum in our growth and success is dependent wholly on our unrestrained commitment to our clients in providing cost effective, high quality, and competitive solutions.

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Global Data Solutions Inc. awarded 8(a) Sole Source Contract

Global Data Solutions Inc. (GDS) provides exceptional IT, Data Sciences, Engineering & Consulting services through various contract vehicles which can be utilized for your requirements to support agency critical mission

8(a) Sole Source : The Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Sole Source vehicle enables agencies to engage in direct buy contracts with certified contractors. GLOBAL DATA SOLUTIONS INC SBA 8(a) and SDB business development certification is valid through January 30, 2023.

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