8(a) STARS III is designed to provide federal agencies with innovative information technology (IT) services-based solutions form award-winning 8(a) small businesses. The scope of the 8(a) STARS III of the Government Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is centered on North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code Ordering Information 541512, but may include other NAICS codes that are predominately IT services. These may include, but are not limited to, 541511, 541513, 541519, and 518210.  The contract offers IT services ranging from simple to complex and services-based solutions such as IT help-desk support, information assurance, cybersecurity artificial intelligence, and more. 

In addition to the general IT services scope, 8(a) STARS III include two focused scope sub-areas: Emerging Technologies (ET) and OCONUS Place of performance. 8(a) STARS III prime contractors in the ET Scope sub-area have experience providing evolving state-of-the-art emerging technologies such as technological convergence, robotic process automation, autonomous computing and more. Prime Contractors in the OCONUS scope sub-area have experience providing IT services in an Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) location.

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 thresholdEnhances opportunities for 8(a) firms
Contract types include fixed-price, labor-hour, and time-and-material termsOffers flexibility of contract types to mitigate risk
Two focused scope sub-areasOffers 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 solutionFacilitates integrated IT services-based solutions
Access to exceptionally qualified 8(a) small-business industry partnersEnables federal clients to earn small-disadvantaged business (SDB) 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 reviewsPromotes 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 of optimal mission support


Tatitlek Federal Services, Inc.  8(a) STAR III Contract #47QTCB22D0425  DUNS: 967887188 CAGE Code:6S4M0 SAMS UEI: NWH9FNLK5KK1

TFSI Key Personnel POC

General Manager: Paul Fondren; (256) 759-9346;

Vice President of Business Development: Mark Wamsher; (256) 759-9349;

Program Manager: John Griggs; (703) 474-5208;


Tatitlek Government Services, Inc.  8(a) STAR III Contract #47QTCB22D0658 DUNS: 081158448 CAGE Code: 83DR1 SAMS UEI: MTERNXL8H5S7

TGSI Key Personnel POC

General Manager: Robert C. (Chris) Viramontes, P.E.; (505) 274-2407;

Vice President of Business Development: Mark Wamsher; (256) 759-9349;

Program Manager: John Griggs; (703) 474-5208;

Additional STARS III contract information:

  • Contract Ordering Period: 07/02/2021 thru 07/01/2026 with one three-year option
  • Task Order Performance can go 5 years beyond Contract ordering end date.
  • There are no functional areas on STARS III so they should not be referenced, 8(a) STARS III was awarded under NAICS: 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.
  • Directed awards allowed for orders up to the 8(a) Competitive Threshold.