GSA 8(a) Streamlined Technology Application Resource for Services (STARS) II

Contract Number: GS-06F-0934Z

DUNS #602690724

Period of Performance:  The base period of the contract is August 31, 2011, to August 30, 2016. The option period of the contract is August 31, 2016, to August 30, 2021. Orders issued on or before August 30, 2021 may continue performance through August 30, 2024.

The 8(a) STARS II contract is a Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is designed to promote small business utilization when purchasing information technology (IT) services or IT services-based solutions for the federal government. The 8(a) STARS II program is reserved exclusively for qualifying certified 8(a) small business concerns as the prime contractors per Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 19.8.

STARS II Features & Benefits:

  • Enables federal client to earn 8(a) small business credit
  • Directed task orders up to $4M
  • $10B program ceiling and five-year base period with one, five-year option
  • Facilitates integrated IT solutions
  • Flexible contract types; fixed price, labor hour, and time and materials terms
  • Saves time and money by reducing procurement lead time
  • Promotes contract compliance and reduces risk of adverse audits. No protests on orders under $10M, except on the grounds that the order increases the scope, period, or maximum value of the GWAC.
  • Pre-completed, easy-to-use contract with streamlined ordering procedures based on FAR 16.505

 

Blue Beacon Consulting, Inc. Services available under 8(a) STARS II:

Blue Beacon provides services under the STARS II contract in the areas of software development, systems integration, IT program management, systems analysis, design, consulting and support services under the following functional areas/NAICS codes:

Constellation I - Functional Area 1 (CIFA1)
NAICS 541511 - CUSTOM COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SERVICES

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in writing,
modifying, testing, and supporting software to meet the needs of a particular
customer.

  • Custom computer applications software programming services
    • Custom computer program or software development
    • Custom computer programming services
    • Custom computer software analysis and design services
    • Custom computer software programming services
    • Custom computer software support services
    • Web (i.e., Internet) page design services, custom

Constellation I - Functional Area 2 (CIFA2)
NAICS 541512 - COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN SERVICES

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in planning and
designing computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software, and
communication technologies.  The hardware and software components of the
system may be provided by this establishment or company as part of integrated
services or may be provided by third parties or vendors.  These establishments
often install the system and train and support users of the system.

  • CAD (computer-aided design) systems integration design services
    • CAE (computer-aided engineering) systems integration design
    • CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) systems integration design
    • Computer hardware consulting services or consultants
    • Computer software consulting services or consultants
    • Computer systems integration analysis and design services
    • Computer systems integration design consulting services
    • Computer integrator services
    • Information management computer systems integration design services
    • Local Area Network (LAN) computer systems integration design services
    • Computer network systems design services
    • Office automation computer systems integration design services

 

The Blue Beacon STARS II Program Manager Contact is:

Larry Knosp
Vice President of Operations

Email: Larry.Knosp@blue-beacon.com
Phone: (703) 887-2722

Additional information on this Government-wide Acquisition Contract can be accessed on the 8(a) STARS II Website at www.gsa.gov/8astars2.

Blue Beacon has successfully done SharePoint (USDA) and Usability Assessments (FDA) as well as new providing new Digitization capabilities. As federal agencies strive to simplify and unify their business of government, our IT Services & Technology Group help clients transform themselves through new service delivery models; improved processes; and integrated, web-enabled, mission critical applications that are driven by Internet-based technologies. Our Marketing & HR Operations Group advises clients on how to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their HR service delivery and marketing infrastructure ranging from process design to self-service applications; insourcing vs outsourcing; and the development of targeted communications to constituents.

Blue Beacon Consulting Inc. is led by former Accenture executive Jeff Wynne, whose diverse client base has included major federal agencies such as the General Services Administration, Social Security Administration, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as the Fortune 500 companies Honeywell, Verizon, Nextel, Merrill Lynch, and Johnson & Johnson.

Blue Beacon's Advantage

Blue Beacon's partnerships with all the leading web analytics vendors provide unrestricted access to the inner workings of each solution. Blue Beacon prides itself on its unbiased knowledge of all of the leading vendors and preserves this position by maintaining partnerships with all leading firms without regard to the vendors' competitiveness with each other.

Our Approach

Blue Beacon's vendor selection process takes into account each stake holder's specific requirements as well as the priority of each requirement. These requirements are the foundation for the creation of the Request For Proposal (RFP) template. The RFP provides a means for Blue Beacon's consultants to evaluate vendor responses in an objective and consistent manner. As the final stage of this process, Blue Beacon's consultants work with the client to identify the most appropriate vendor / analytical tools. During the vendor selection process Blue Beacon's consultants will accomplish
the following:

  • Work collaboratively with the client to identify end state deliverables that will facilitate the business goals of all channels.
  • Identify all data sources across the various business channels that would be targeted for analysis and inclusion within the web analytics system.
  • Provide guidance in the creation of a detailed RFP template.
  • Facilitate meaningful interactions with prospective vendors.
  • Work collaboratively with the client to recommend and select the most appropriate analytical tools.

About Blue Beacon Consulting Inc.

Blue Beacon Consulting Inc. is a fast growing Maryland based subchapter S-corporation, minority-owned (certified SBA SDB 8a) information technology (IT) consulting firm possessing more than 20 years of experience delivering IT solutions to meet the challenging needs of government and industry. We are a dynamic business and technology consultancy (GSA and 8(s) STARSII), with the mission of leading its clients to achieve measurable business results through the application and support of advanced technology. Our team is dedicated to the development of innovative solutions by incorporating business strategy, creative design, and technical expertise into a holistic approach. We provide a full range of services for government and commercial organizations to manage the design, development, implementation, and growth of their online operations and customer/constituent applications. Specific areas of focus include: CRM, Content Management, and Web Technologies.

 

 

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