Contracts to Watch: GSA’s 8(a) STARS III

June 18, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

8(a) STARS III is the General Services Administration’s recompetition of its 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services (STARS) II vehicle and will have a ceiling value of $20 billion.

Since it was awarded, STARS II has become one of the most successful technology contracts for minority-owned businesses. It’s an important tool for introducing new vendors to the federal IT market and has helped agencies meet their small-business goals.

With STARS II already classified as one of GSA’s preferred Best-In-Class contracts, it is highly likely that STARS III will retain BIC status. Join Bloomberg Government expert analysts as they provide insight into:

  • Historical contract obligations by agency and contract holder on 8(a) STARS II
  • Status of 8(a) STARS III
  • Differences between STARS II and STARS III
  • Other information that will help contractors prepare for the recompete



Laura Criste
IT Analyst
Bloomberg Government

Laura Criste is a federal market analyst with Bloomberg Government. Criste specializes in cybersecurity, IT budget, and IT modernization. Previously, she was an analyst at ANSER’s homeland security federally funded R&D center. There, she informed homeland security strategy, including the 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, by examining activities, mandates, budgets, and threats. Laura has a bachelor’s degree in economics and physics from the University of Virginia and a masters in operations research from George Mason University. Follow me @Laura_Criste

Cameron Leuthy
Senior Budget Analyst
Bloomberg Government

Cameron Leuthy is a senior budget analyst with Bloomberg Government. Leuthy's expertise includes budget activity, national security policy, and identifying the largest professional services opportunities in the federal market. He has more than 20 years of experience in analyzing budgets and legislation at the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Defense, and at Booz Allen Hamilton. He has a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and an MPA from the University of Washington. Follow me @CLeuthy