SAVA’s 8(a) STARS II Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), Constellation I, offers customers flexible access to customized IT solutions.
8(a) STARS II Features
- 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
8(a) STARS II Benefits
- 8(a) socioeconomic credit transferrable 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 (the 0.75% CAF is administered and submitted to GSA by SAVA) is built into the contractor’s ceiling prices
Contracting Officers who wish to award and administer orders against the GSA GWACs must receive training and be granted a Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA). A DPA will only be granted to warranted COs; however others involved in the acquisition process are encouraged to participate in the training.
The DPA’s purpose is to ensure that the roles and responsibilities between the GSA Contracting Officer and the Ordering Contracting Officer are clearly established, and to comply with the Office of Management and Budget’s Executive Agent designation to GSA. Delegations are required by GSA’s Quality Assurance Plan in accordance with the OMB guidelines.
Before requesting a DPA
Before you can request a DPA, you must:
- Complete training
- Review the corresponding Delegation of Procurement Authority
Memorandum of Agreement(s) (MOAs)
After requesting a DPA
- GSA will review the form and initiate the Delegation(s) of Procurement Authority
- You should receive delegation confirmation within two business days
- After receiving the confirmation, you will be able to issue task orders on the
selected GSA GWAC(s)