The General Services Administration (GSA) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the largest-ever government wide contract for small businesses, and RPA providers could benefit. The third version of the 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services (STARS III) will be worth up to $50 billion for the IT vendors that provide the services. 8(a) is the government designation for small businesses.
According to the GSA, the U.S. government’s procurement arm, this version of the STARS program will focus on emerging technology and users outside the continental U.S. (OCONUS).
“We are excited to expand the scope of the STARS III GWAC to cover OCONUS performance and address emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and virtual reality,” said Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Julie Dunne. “STARS III will increase opportunities for hundreds of 8(a) companies at a time when we’re heavily relying on their expertise to modernize the federal government’s IT infrastructure and improve virtual service delivery for citizens and employees in the U.S. and abroad.”
Companies interested in submitting a proposal can find details of the RFP here.