August 4, 2021
In late July it was announced that the 8(a) STARS III Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) achieved “Best In Class” (BIC) designation by the Office of Management and Budget. The designation denotes contracts that meet rigorous category management performance criteria.
BIC designations must meet five key criteria:
According to an article by hstoday.us:
“The 8(a) STARS GWAC program represents an inclusive opportunity for small, disadvantaged firms to compete within the federal marketplace and gain valuable experience in navigating agency requirements,” said GSA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Associate Administrator, Exodie C. Roe, III. “More than $18 billion has been awarded through GSA’s 8(a) GWACs, and many successful firms have graduated from the SBA’s 8(a) Program to compete on a larger scale. GSA joins SBA in looking forward to seeing this next-generation contract provide excellent opportunities for small, disadvantaged businesses.”