The 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services (STARS) III Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) – i.e. “STARS III”, is a Multiple Award, Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (MA-IDIQ) contract to provide information technology (IT) services and IT services-based solutions which may include the integration of ancillary support which is necessary and integral to the IT services being acquired. STARS III Master Contract awards are reserved exclusively for qualifying Small Business Administration (SBA) certified 8(a) prime contractors with competitive prices.
Examples of work to be performed relative to Order requirements include the following. These examples are not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather general indications of the types of services within a given IT services-based solution. Other services not listed as examples, but which adhere to the definition of IT, are within scope and may be provided to meet an agency’s particular mission needs.
(1) Data Management
(2) Information and Communications Technology
(3) IT Operations and Maintenance
(4) IT Security / IT workforce augmentation
(5) Software Development
(6) Systems Design
Scope Sub-Area 1: Emerging Technology-Focused IT Services
This sub-area provides for IT services-based solutions which involve emerging technology (ET) innovation to securely accelerate transformation and advance mission outcomes. A TOR fits in this sub-area if it includes IT services-based solutions with ET as the focus.
Illustrative ET examples include but are not limited to:
(1) Artificial Intelligence (including Machine Learning, Deep Learning/Neural Networks, Natural Language Generation)
(2) Autonomic Computing
(3) Blockchain / Distributed Ledger
(4) Quantum Computing
(5) Robotic Process Automation
(6) Technological Convergence
(7) Virtual Reality (including Augmented Reality, Extended Reality, Mixed Reality)
Almost 40 years of USAF, USSF, Joint, and IC experience, with expertise in operations, training, requirements development, program management, war planning, Information Warfare, and business development.
Unique background combines combat proven operational foundation with focused cyber technology research — resulting in a true Trusted Advisor status. 12+ years “direct to customer” providing cyber requirements support, budgeting, strategic planning, and daily operations support.
18 years of business development, capture, and proposal development experience in pursuit of DoD contracts; participated in writing, creating staffing plans, and pricing for over 32 task order and ID/IQ bids.
6+ years providing program manage and directorate level leadership for cyber and intelligence contracts – responsible for profit and loss revenue goals.
Retired AF fighter pilot, with an operations focused approach to technical development. A-10s, F-15E, & T-38 instructor experience helps support AF leadership with technical solutions and commercial best practices for real world operations.
Fluent in cyberspace development, operations, training, modeling and simulation, and classified operations
Kyle Caddell is a 30 year veteran of the sports marketing industry that has included time with the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, Tar Heel Sports Marketing, Chip Ganassi Racing, and the PGA TOUR.
Kyle is currently entering his 10 th year as the Founder of Synergy5, a sales and marketing agency that specializes in helping companies develop and implement successful business development strategies. Synergy 5 also executes community impact initiatives for major brands like Duke Energy.
As a Charlotte native, a graduate of the University of North Carolina and a passionate supporter of the Heels. He played collegiate baseball at UNC and at Wake Forest University. Kyle and his wife Robin reside in Charlotte and have three children. In the community, the Caddell family is members of Providence United Methodist Church and Kyle is a past board member of the Harris YMCA.
Pushpinder Singh Garcha founded Golden Tech Systems in 2007, and has been serving as it’s President since 2011. Pushpinder Garcha has over 18 years of corporate experience in various sectors of the industry that spans from finance to utilities. He provides leadership and strategic oversight to the firm. He is responsible for leading Golden Tech’s path in to the federal marketplace and expanding commercial business.
He has an bachelors degree in electrical engineering from University of Bombay and masters degree in computer science from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is active within his local community and passionate about civil rights and minority affairs. He serves on the board of Sikh Heritage Society of Charlotte and UNITED SIKHS.