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8(a) STARS III is a multiple-award indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity (MA-ID/IQ) contract designed to provide federal agencies with innovative information technology (IT) services-based solutions from award-winning 8(a) small businesses. Using 8(a) STARS III will enable buyers to access 8(a) firms through an established contract vehicle instead of traditional open-market methods – saving time and taxpayer money.



The scope of the 8(a) STARS III Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is centered on North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code 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, Innovative Data Partners (IDP) offers focused scope in Emerging Technologies (ET) and OCONUS Performance. In the ET scope sub-area we offer evolving state-of-the-art emerging technologies such as technological convergence, robotic process automation, autonomic computing, and more. IDP in the OCONUS scope sub-area has experience providing IT services Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) locations.


Emerging Technologies!

OCONUS Qualified!


As a Best-in-Class contract, 8(a) STARS III is designated by the Office of Management and Budget as a preferred governmentwide solution.


Protests are not allowed on orders under $10 million, except on the grounds that the order increases the scope, period value of the GWAC.


IDP, as a STARS III contract holder, has gone through a comprehensive review process prior to award, which includes technical capabilities, past performance, price and cost. This enables Contracting Officers (COs) to use simplified evaluations at the task order level, resulting in significant savings in time, money and resources. IDP ceiling rates on the contract are negotiated at the STARS III Master Contract level to be the best available, assuring the ordering agency of the most cost-competitive rates.

Examples of work to be performed relative to Order requirements include (but are not limited to) those listed below. Other IT services not listed as examples are within scope and may be provided to meet an agency’s particular mission needs.

Task Order Performance can go 5 years beyond Contract ordering end date.

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.

Additional Information

STARS III Program Manager: Enrique "Rick" Ruiz


Mobile: 540-446-3164

Office:  410-844-9400


Contract Number: 47QTCB22D0324
Legal Business Name: Innovative Data Partners JV, LLC
DUNS: 081185620

CAGE: Code 83H09

Period of Performance: 07/2/2021 - 07/1/2026

Option Ordering Period: 7/2/2026 - 7/1/2029

Task Order Performance Period through 7/1/2034
Contract Ceiling: $50 Billion


Task Order Types and FAR References:

FFP (FAR 16.2), T&M (16.601), Incentive (16.4), Labor Hour (16.602), Multi-Year Contracting (17.1 & 17.2)

Prompt Payment Terms: None

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