What is 8(a) business program?
A business development program for small disadvantaged businesses. The 8(a) business program offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. The 8(a) Program is an essential instrument for helping small disadvantaged businesses gain access to the economic mainstream of American society. The program helps thousands of aspiring businesses to gain a foothold in the government contracting.
Program benefits
  • 1. Compete for set-aside and sole-source contracts in the program
  • 2. Get a Business Opportunity Specialist to help navigate federal contracting
  • 3. Form joint ventures with established businesses through the SBA’s mentor-protégé program
  • 4. Receive management and technical assistance, including business training, counseling, marketing assistance, and high-level executive development
STARS III GWAC Contract Award

Visvero is a Prime Contractor on the GSA 8(a) STARS III Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC)! 

The GSA 8(a) STARS III GWAC offers IT services ranging from simple to complex and services-based solutions such as software development, IT Operations and Maintenance, Systems Design, IT help-desk support, information assurance, cybersecurity and more.

In addition to the general IT services scope, Visvero is a prime awardee on 8(a) STARS III focused scope sub-area:

  • Emerging Technologies (ET) – providing evolving state-of-the-art emerging technologies such as technological convergence, robotic process automation, autonomic computing, virtual reality, and more
What is 8(a) STARS III GWAC business program?
Click here to learn more about 8(a) STARS III GWAC  program The 8(a) STARS III GWAC is a small business set-aside contract that provides flexible access to customized IT solutions from a large, diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners. The 8(a) STARS II GWAC offers access to highly qualified, certified 8(a) small disadvantaged businesses. The contract has a $15 Billion program ceiling with a five-year base period and one five-year base period and one five-year option.
Program benefits
  • 1. Expands capabilities for emerging technologies
  • 2. Supports both outside of the continental United States (OCONUS) and CONUS requirements
  • 3. Offers expert guidance from the GSA team, including free scope review services and market research
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