Customer Centric Contracting

Mutatio is an SBA 8(a) certified small business on the 8(a) STARS II GWAC. In addition, we have a wide range of relationships with IDIQ, GWAC and BPA prime contractors. We are dedicated to working with our government customers and industry partners to find the optimal contract vehicle to always provide best value solutions.

8(a) Sole Source

The Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Sole Source vehicle enables agencies to engage in direct buy contracts with certified contractors.  Mutatio’s SBA 8(a) and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) certification is valid through 2023.


Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act as amended by Congress, created the 8(a) business development program. This program enables SBA to assist small disadvantaged firms to develop their businesses. In applying to the program, a firm is rigorously evaluated on its ownership, operations, financial health, and past performance. Once accepted, the firm is required to provide SBA a detailed business plan and annually show continued success as a viable, strong business entity. Firms that are approved are certified by the SBA for a period of nine years. The SBA has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with Federal Agencies allowing them to contract directly with certified 8(a) firms. Participants can receive sole source contracts, up to a ceiling of $4 million for goods and services.


The 8(a) sole source vehicle provides agencies a simplified and shortened acquisition procedure:

  • Reduced decision cycle: time required to award an 8(a) sole source contract is usually within days.
  • Lowered administrative costs: procurement process and time is reduced to a minimum.
  • Prices reflecting the best value: agency negotiates with the firm directly to get the best value.
  • Credit for promoting small business participation within agency.
  • Can initiate a contract with a simple high level statement of work.


The 8(a) STARS II GWAC is a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract engineered to provide federal agencies flexible sources of IT services and IT services-based solutions, as well as cutting edge technology solutions from award-winning 8(a) small businesses.  STARS II provides the ability to issue directed (sole-source) orders to firms, streamlining procurements and allowing agencies to meet small business objectives while obtaining services faster than traditional open market acquisitions.

Mutatio has been awarded all four Constellation One functional areas (FAs), derived from the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS):

  • Custom Computer Programming Services (NAICS 541511)
  • Computer Systems Design Services (NAICS 541512)
  • Computer Facilities Management Services (NAICS 541513)
  • Other Computer Related Services (NAICS 541519)

Key STARS II Features

Contract Specifications

With a $10 Billion program ceiling and a five-year base period with one five-year option, 8(a) STARS II allows for long-term planning of large-scale program requirements while increasing the utilization of 8(a) small businesses.  The contract is available for ordering through August 30, 2021, with performance through August 30, 2024.

Directed task orders up to $4 Million each

8(a) STARS II allows for directed (sole-source) task orders up to $4 Million, including options.  This streamlines procurements and allows agencies to meet small business objectives while obtaining services faster than traditional open market acquisitions

IT services-based solutions

The contract scope covers the integration of ancillary support which is necessary and integral to the IT services being acquired. This can include hardware, software and software licenses.

Access to multiple types of task orders

8(a) STARS II offers fixed price, time and materials, labor hour, and blended task order types; providing greater flexibility in procuring IT service solutions to meet agency mission requirements.

Mutatio STARS II Contract Number GS00Q17GWD2071
Mutatio DUNS Number 968425434

Mutatio Contact Information

For information on how Mutatio can meet your needs using this contract, please contact:

Lane Brent Forsythe, 8(a) STARS II Program Manager
Office: 703 403-4381

GSA Contact Information

More information on the 8(a) STARS II GWAC, including its directed order authority, can be found at the 8(a) STARS II GWAC website.  The 8(a) STARS II Ordering guide is also a valuable resource. You can contact the Small Business GWAC Center at (877) 327-8732, or via e-mail at


For inquiries regarding contracting or partnering please contact:

Lane Brent Forsythe, Vice President
(703) 403-4381