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Pn Automation, Inc. is a 8(a) STARS III GWAC Contract Holder

Pn Automation, Inc. (PNA) is a 8(a) STARS III GWAC Contract Holder. 8(a) STARS III is a multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (MA/IDIQ) GWAC set aside exclusively for SBA certified 8(a) firms. 8(a) STARS III provides Federal agencies with customized IT services and IT services-based solutions, both commercial and non-commercial. The primary NAICS for 8(a) STARS III is 541512 (Computer Systems Design Services). Requirements that align with other IT services NAICS codes are within the scope of the 8(a) STARS III GWAC.

These NAICS codes include, but are not limited to:
541511 (Custom Computer Programming Services)
541513 (Computer Facilities Management Services)
541519 (Other Computer Related Service)
518210 (Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services)

8(a) STARS III GWAC Contract information
Contract: 47QTCB22D0307
Directed awards allowed for orders up to the 8(a) Competitive Threshold. $4.5M for Pn Automation Inc.
Base Ordering Period: 07/02/2021 through 07/01/2026
Option Ordering Period:
07/02/2026 through 07/01/2029
Period of Performance:
Up to 5 years after contract end date
Sub-Area Awarded:
Emerging Technology (ET)
: www.gsa.gov/stars3
Email: S3@gsa.gov

STARS III Program Manager  information
Program Manager: Mr. Nitin P. Baviskar, PMP
Desk Phone: (301)579-4669 x101
Cell Phone: (410)409-6730  
Email: nitin@pnautomation.com

Pn Automation Inc. information
Website: www.pnautomation.com
STARS3 Group Email: stars3@pnautomation.com
DUNS: 18-4174394

See the Pn Automation Summary or Detailed capability statement.

Comparison of Sole Source and Competitive Ordering Processes

Here is how you can leverage STARS III for 8(a) sole source:

  • Start Here: Obtain your Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) for the 8(a) STARS III GWAC.
    GSA has created a Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) training program on YouTube. This training consists of 4 short videos that will familiarizes contracting officers with the benefits, features, design, and ordering procedures for the 8(a) STARS III GWAC. This training, when completed will allow you to request a delegation of procurement authority for the 8(a) STARS III GWAC. Click here for the complete 8(a) STARS III Ordering Guide.
  • Step 1: Plan the acquisition
    The total estimated life cycle value of your acquisition must not exceed $4.5M when procuring sole source though Pn Automation Inc. while utilizing the 8(a) STARS III GWAC. If you intend to procure sole source, the ordering contracting office shall notify the SBA via offer letter. The offer letter should include the information in FAR 19.804-2(a). A sample offer letter and SBA district office information are included in Appendix VII in the 8(a) STARS III Ordering Guide. Sole source requirement offer letters should be forwarded directly to mdofferletters@sba.gov.
  • Step 2: Define your Requirements and Develop the Task Order Request
    Be sure to allocate sufficient time to prepare precise requirements as this will help facilitate the other parts of the task order request. When preparing IT Service based acquisition requirements; it is best to focus on results and not the method by which those results will be obtained. Be sure to include measurable performance standards and the method by which success will be measured.
  • Step 3: Optional Scope Compatibility Reviews for Prospective Orders
    Request a no cost, scope compatibility review for your task order. You can request an optional scope review on the GWAC website at www.gsa.gov/gwacscopereview.
  • Step 4: Issue Task Order Request
    See 8(a) STARS III specific information on Issuing Task Oder requests in the 8(a) STARS III Ordering Guide.
  • Step 5: Evaluate Proposals
    If the task order request is not sole source, evaluate the proposals based on the task order criteria.
  • Step 6: Task Order Award Documentation
    Email one copy of the task order and any subsequent modifications, along with a copy of the SOW/PWS/SOO, to GSA at S3@gsa.gov.

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