8a Stars III

Katmai Management Services (KMS), LLC. is an 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services (STARS) III Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) awardee, facilitating integrated IT solutions. The contract is designed to provide worldwide IT solutions to federal agencies while fulfilling customers’ socioeconomic goals. The 8(a) STARS III GWAC – a/k/a “STARS III”, is a Multiple Award, Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (MA-IDIQ) contract to provide information technology (IT) services and IT services-based solutions which may include the integration of ancillary support which is necessary and integral to the IT services being acquired.


Cage: 57JT9

Contract Number: 47QTCB21D0366

Contract Ordering Period:

  • Base: 7/2/2021 to 7/1/2026
  • Option: 7/2/2026 to 7/1/2029

Who can use 8(a) Stars III: Federal Agencies and Department of Defense (DOD)

Prompt Payment Terms: Net 30 or other terms as may be negotiated in a task order

Order Types: Order contract types permitted include FAR 16.2 Fixed-Price contracts; FAR 16.4 Incentive contracts; FAR 16.601 Time-and-Materials contracts; and FAR 16.602 Labor-Hour contracts. These contract types may be used individually or in combination within a single Order comprising multiple Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs). Orders may also incorporate FAR 17.1 Multi-year Contracting and FAR 17.2 Options. Cost Reimbursement (FAR Subpart 16.3) Orders are not allowed.

Katmai Pricing: 8(a) STARS III Maximum Ceiling Rates (XLSX)

GSA Assistance:

SAM Registration: SAM.GOV

GSA 8(a) STARS III Contract: STARS III Contract

GSA 8(a) STARS III Website: STARS III Website

GSA 8(a) STARS III Brochure: STARS III Brochure

GSA 8(a) STARS III Ordering Guide: STARS III Ordering Guide

Features and Benefits of 8(a) STARS III

$50 billion program ceiling and five-year base period with one three-year optionAllows for long-term planning of large-scale program requirements
Sole-source task orders up to the 8(a) competitive threshold Enhances 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 focused scope sub-areas, which are available to provide fair opportunity Offers access to contractors with demonstrated experience in either emerging technology or performance in an OCONUS location
Ancillary services and/or equipment are permitted when integral and necessary to the IT services-based solution Facilitates integrated IT services-based solutions
Access to exceptionally qualified 8(a) small-business industry partnersEnables federal clients to earn 8(a) small-business credit
Pre-competed, easy-to-use contract with streamlined ordering procedures based on FAR 16.505Saves time and money by reducing procurement lead time
Complimentary scope compatibility reviews Promotes contract compliance and reduces risk of adverse audits
No protests on orders under $10 million, except on the grounds that the order increases the scope, period, or maximum value of the GWACMinimizes protest risk and supports timely order award
Predefined adjustment differentials for 53 Conus locations and as per the DoS Bureau of Administration, Office of Allowances published indexes Provides flexibility to provide Emerging Technology-Focused IT Services in all authorized CONUS, OCONUS and foreign locations

General Scope: 

Examples of work to be performed relative to Order requirements include the following. These 

examples are not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather general indications of the types of services within a given IT services-based solution. Other services not listed as examples, but which adhere to the definition of IT, are within scope and may be provided to meet an agency’s particular mission needs. 

  1. Data Management 
  2. Information and Communication Technology 
  3. IT Operations and Maintenance 
  4. IT Security / IT workforce augmentation 
  5. Software Development 
  6. Systems Design  

Scope Sub-Area 1: Emerging Technology-Focused IT Services include, but are not limited to: 

  1. Artificial Intelligence (including Machine Learning, Deep Learning/Neural Networks, Natural Language Generation) 
  2. Autonomic Computing 
  3. Blockchain / Distributed Ledger 
  4. Quantum Computing 
  5. Robotic Process Automation 
  6. Technological Convergence 
  7. Virtual Reality (including Augmented Reality, Extended Reality, Mixed Reality) 

Scope Sub-Area 2: IT Services performed outside of CONUS: 

  1. This sub-area provides for IT services-based solutions to be performed outside the contiguous United States (OCONUS). A TOR can fit in this sub-area if the scope is primarily IT services, and it includes performance in an OCONUS location. 
  2. OCONUS work locations include the non-foreign work areas of Alaska and Hawaii, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands and the territories and possessions of the United States (excluding the Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands) as well as foreign work areas. 
    1. It is anticipated that there may be Orders for work in foreign areas. The Department of State Standardized Regulations (DSSR) addresses foreign area allowances and benefits for U.S. Government civilians. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Administration, Office of Allowances, ( publishes quarterly report indexes of living costs abroad, per-diem rate maximums, quarter’s allowances, hardship differentials, and danger pay allowances. 
Katmai Program Manager:
Michael Russell, Program Manager
12001 Science Drive, Suite 160, Orlando, FL 32826
Katmai Contracts Manager:
Mary Durbin, Contracts Administrator
12001 Science Drive, Suite 160, Orlando, FL 32826