GSA Awards Sparksoft with the 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services (STARS) III Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC)

June 17, 2021 – The General Services Administration (GSA) awards Sparksoft Corporation with the 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services (STARS) III Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). 8(a) STARS III is an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) designated Best-in-Class (BIC) Multiple Award, Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (MA-IDIQ) contract, with a $50 Billion ceiling during a five-year base plus a three-year option ordering period, to provide information technology (IT) services and IT services-based solutions across government agencies.

The primary North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for the Master Contract is designated as 541512, Computer Systems Design Services. Requirements that align with other IT services NAICS codes are within the scope of the STARS III GWAC. These NAICS codes include, but are not limited to 541511, 541513, 541519, 518210. Examples of work to be performed relative to Order requirements includes:

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

The 8(a) STARS III contract also provides two scope sub-areas. Scope Sub-Area 1: Emerging Technology-Focused IT Services, which 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: Provides for IT services-based solutions to be performed outside the contiguous United States (OCONUS).

“This award further expands Sparksoft’s comprehensive array of Federal government-wide best in class vehicles like GSA MAS IT70, PSS, OASIS, COMET, and NITAAC CIO-SP3.” Said Sparksoft’s President Ms. Siva Sivaraman. “It also validates Sparksoft’s proven business and technical consulting solutions that are certified on CMMI ML3 for Services and Development, ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 20000 Service Management, and ISO 27001 Information Security Management.”

About Sparksoft Corporation

Sparksoft is a certified Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Services and Development Level 3, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013, HUBZone, 8(a), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), and Small, Women-owned, Minority-owned (SWaM), and MBE/DBE/SBE consulting firm. With our focused mission “to ignite innovation, inspire transformation, and implement digital solutions for a healthier nation”, we specialize in 6 specific digital health services: Test Automation, Cloud Services, DevOps Delivery, Cyber Security, Data Science, and Human-Centered Design. Since 2004, our exceptionally skilled people, proven leadership, and optimized processes all work together relentlessly to continuously push for more efficient solutions.

We have developed a support structure of Innovation Centers, designed to collect our lessons learned and identify opportunities for improvement. A key development from our Innovational Centers is the DevTOps framework, which uses an Agile methodology and emphasizes testing to optimize the project lifecycle. SparkLabs is an important impetus in our drive for innovation where our development teams explore ideas and turn them into real-world solutions. We continually pull from our experience and combine this with forward thinking technology from our certified partners like RedHat, Microsoft, AWS, Okta, Google, Databricks, and MarkLogic to conceptualize our novel and effective solutions such as MockSpider® virtual sandbox, ScriptHive® TDD/BDD automation, and 508bee® accessibility validation.

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