8(a) STARS II is a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract engineered to provide cutting-edge technology solutions from award-winning 8(a) small businesses to federal agencies. Using 8(a) STARS II will enable you to access 8(a) firms through an established contract vehicle instead of traditional, open market methods – saving time and taxpayer money.

Contract Scope

The scope of the 8(a) STARS II Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is centered on four functional areas (FAs), derived from the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS). The contract offers simple to complex IT service solutions such as: IT help desk support, information assurance, cyber-security, virtualization, IPV6, Web 2.0, and more.

The 8(a) STARS II GWAC is structured with two tiers, known as constellations. The constellation design is new to the 8(a) STARS II GWAC, and offers additional features and benefits. Constellation I includes prime contractors who are technically proficient and offer competitive pricing.

Constellation II prime contractors provide the same strengths as Constellation I, plus the added benefit of either a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level II+ Services or Development credential, or an ISO 9001:2000 or 9001:2008 credential.


Prior to issuing orders under 8(a) STARS II, federal contracting officers are required to receive training on the use of the 8(a) STARS II contract and be granted a written delegation of procurement authority from the GSA Small Business GWAC Center. Training is offered at no cost via:

  • A self-paced, online course; 
  • Onsite training conferences and events; 
  • Web or video conferences; and 
  • Conference calls.

8A STARS II Features and Benefits

Features Benefits
$10B program ceiling and five-year base period with one, five-year option Allows for long term planning of large scale program requirements
Directed task orders up to $4M Enhanced opportunities for 8(a) firms
Offers flexibility of contract types to mitigate risk Contract types include: fixed price, labor hour, and time and material terms
Two constellations (tiers) Offers access to a pool of contractors with additional industry credentials
Permits other direct costs when it is integral and necessary to the IT effort Facilitates integrated IT solutions
Access to exceptionally qualified 8(a) small business industry partners Enables federal clients to earn 8(a) small business credit
Pre-competed, easy-to-use contract with streamlined ordering procedures based on FAR 16.505 Saves time and money by reducing procurement lead time
Complimentary scope compatibility reviews Promotes contract compliance and reduces risk of adverse audits
Compliance with Section 843 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2008 and Section 863 of NDAA 2009 FAR 16.505 Fair Opportunity process supports best value awards
No protests on orders under $10M, except on the grounds that the order increases the scope, period, or maximum value of the GWAC Minimizes protest risk and supports timely order award for optimal mission support

About RYAN

Ryan Consulting Group, Inc. (RYAN) is an 8A STARS II Prime Contract Holder. RYAN professionals bring decades of diverse expertise in project management, software engineering, IT consulting, data management, and technical training. Projects are designed and managed by highly qualified professional engineers to ensure the most appropriate, cost-effective solution possible.

Contract Number: GS-06F-0926Z

S2 Contract Number:

DUNS Number:



Period of Performance: Base Period: August 31, 2011 to August 30, 2016
Option Period: August 31, 2016 to August 30, 2021


Task Order Types:

Direct Award Capability:

Prompt Payment Terms:

$10 Billion


Yes, up to $4M


Program Manager: Denise Redding
7914 North Shadeland Avenue, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46250 
(o) 317.541.9300 x 2004 (c) 317.702.6346
S2 GWAC Website http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/25901 
Functional Areas offered by RYAN under 8A STARS II: Constellation 1
  • Functional Area 1: Custom Computer Programming Services (NAICS Code: 541511)
  • Functional Area 2: Computer Systems Design Services (NAICS Code: 541512)     
Brochure S2 Brochure
CIO-SP3 Contract Manager

Denise Redding

Ryan Consulting Group, Inc.

7914 North Shadeland Avenue, Suite 200

Indianapolis, IN 46250 

Office: 317.541.9300 Ext. 2004

Email: dredding@consultrcg.com



Chief Information Officer Solutions & Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Small Business is a $20 billion, 10-year, Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) sponsored by the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) for IT services/solutions that can be used by any federal civilian or DoD agency to fulfill IT requirements and socioeconomic goals.

The scope of CIO-SP3 Small Business covers everything ITSM including cloud computing, security/cybersecurity, data center consolidation, biomedical information services, health IT, imaging, mobility solutions, software development, enterprise data management, systems engineering, identity and access management, ERP IT infrastructure, workforce management, capital planning and investment, and more.

  • Faster: Streamlined ordering and procedures under FAR Subpart 16.505 save time, money and resources. 8(a) competition allows for sole source awards without additional competition or justification under FAR Subpart 19.804-6 (b). Synopsizing or posting on FedBizOpps is not required.
  • Easier: Secure, web-based electronic-Government Ordering System (e-GOS) automates task order competition, management, awardee selection and notification.
  • Cost Competitive: Best available ceiling rates negotiated at master contract level; task order competition drives rates even lower.
  • Control: Task orders placed directly by agency with end-to-end management by procuring CO. Customized terms, conditions and additional labor categories are easily added.
  • Contracts: Agile and flexible in support of all contract types, modular contracting and CONUS/OCONUS procurements. Contract access fee not to exceed .75%.
  • Customer Service: 1-hour response to any contractual, technical or procedural question. Free SOW/SOO assessments on every order returned within 1 day. Free on-site training available.

About RYAN

Ryan Consulting Group, Inc. (RYAN) is a CIO-SP3-SB Prime Contract Holder. RYAN Team professionals bring decades of diverse expertise in project management, software engineering, IT consulting, data management, and technical training. Projects are designed and managed by highly qualified professional engineers to ensure the most appropriate, cost-effective solution possible.

Whether it’s implementing a business intelligence solution, developing a web-based application, or training clients to get the most out of their business intelligence tools, our experts work directly with our clients from the requirements phase to beyond the completion of the project to ensure long-term success. Benefits of utilizing RYAN's CIO-SP3-SB contract include:

  • Multiple Task Orders (Contracts) awarded on both 8(a) and Small Business Contracts
  • RYAN was named one of CIO-SP3-SB Top 10 Companies for FY'13
  • Contractor Teaming Agreement (CTA) Team members to support in all task areas

RYAN’s CIO-SP3-SB Contract

Features Benefits
Contract Numbers: HHSN316201200092W (8(a)) 

HHSN316201200168W (Small Business)
Size: $20 Billion Ceiling
Period of Performance: 7/15/2012 to 7/14/2022
Task Order Types: FFP, T&M, CPFF, CPAF
Prompt Payment Terms: Net 30
Labor Rates CIO-SP3-SB-Rates 
Contract References CIO-SP3 8(a) Contract Number HHSN316201200092W Awarded GWAC
CIO-SP3 8(a) Contract Number HHSN316201200092W-Conformed Contract
CIO-SP3 SB Contract Number HHSN316201200168W Awarded GWAC
CIO-SP3 SB Contract Number HHSN316201200168W-Conformed Contract
Task Areas (Solutions) offered by RYAN under CIO-SP3-SB
  • Task Area 1:   IT Services for Biomedical Research, Health Sciences, and Healthcare
  • Task Area 2:   Chief Information Officer (CIO) Support
  • Task Area 3:   Imaging
  • Task Area 4:   Outsourcing
  • Task Area 5:   IT Operations and Maintenance
  • Task Area 6:   Integration Services
  • Task Area 7:   Critical Infrastructure Protection and Information Assurance
  • Task Area 8:   Digital Government
  • Task Area 9:   Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Task Area 10: Software Development

The Electronic Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Accelerated and Simplified Tasks (eFAST) is the FAA's preferred contracting vehicle for small business contracts. eFAST streamlines the procurement process for all stakeholders using a web-based acquisition tool and automated workflows compliant with applicable FAA standards. eFAST supports the following contract types: Firm-Fixed Price, Cost Reimbursable, Time and Materials, Labor Hour and others as appropriate.

 Note: The eFAST contracting vehicle is not a Government Wide Acquisition Vehicle (GWAC). It is for exclusive use of the FAA.

Contract Scope
Functional areas are support service categories used in eFAST acquisitions. eFAST MOA Holders offer services in the following functional areas:
  • Air Transportation Support
  • Business Administration & Management
  • Research & Development
  • Computer/Information Systems Development
  • Computer Systems Support
  • Documentation & Training
  • Engineering Services
  • Maintenance & Repair
Benefits of eFAST
A Proven Record of Achievement
Since Fiscal Year 2010, the eFAST program has awarded over $1.5 billion in contracts to small businesses.

Resources and Customer Service
  • The eFAST Team will support the procurement from start to finish
  • A secure online contract management tool: eFAST KSN Workspace
  • Contract professionals to manage the acquisition life cycle
  • Responsive customer service for program & technical questions
  • Fast turnaround times
  • Outreach and exhibiting opportunities
About RYAN
Ryan Consulting Group, Inc. (RYAN) is an eFAST Prime Contract Holder. RYAN professionals bring decades of diverse expertise in project management, software engineering, IT consulting, data management, and technical training. Projects are designed and managed by highly qualified professional engineers to ensure the most appropriate, cost-effective solution possible.
Contract Number:
Ceiling $7.5 Billion
Period of Performance: Base Period: September 19, 2013 to September 30, 2019
Option Period: October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2024
Task Order Types: FFP, T&M, CPFF, CPAF
Direct Award Capability: Yes, up to $4M
Prompt Payment Terms: N/A
Program Manager: Aisha Washington
7914 North Shadeland Avenue, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46250 
(o) 317.541.9300 x 2012 (c) 317.252.0662            
Labor Rates: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/afn/offices/acquisitions/efast/resources/
Functional Areas offered by RYAN under eFAST:
  • Business Administration & Management
  • Computer/Information Systems Development
  • Computer Systems Support

The Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) contracts provide the Air Force with a primary source of netcentric and IT products, services, and solutions. Use of the NETCENTS-2 contracts (except ITPS) is mandatory for Air Force organizations as the contracts are awarded.

The goal of the overall NETCENTS-2 program is to support missions that require voice, data, and video communications, information services, solutions, and products to deliver the right information, in the right  format, to the right place, at the right time efficient in peace, effective in war, and ensuring success across the spectrum of operations. NETCENTS-2 supports the IT lifecycle to include legacy operational and sustainment activities, reengineering of legacy capabilities into target architectures and environments, and future service oriented capabilities. NETCENTS-2 is an enabler to meet Air Force IT transformation goals to allow for innovation with the ability to more rapidly provision and field capabilities. NETCENTS-2 enables the ability to segregate aspects of full system lifecycles into more granular components that can be composed into integrated capabilities for the warfighter. Furthermore, NETCENTS-2 enables different solution providers to participate over the course of the program lifecycle. For example, the solution providers for development may be different from those that accomplish deployment, operation, and support. 

The NETCENTS-2 ID/IQ contracts will provide a wide range of IT Network-centric and Telephony products, services and solutions covering the full spectrum of netcentric operations and missions, including existing legacy infrastructure, networks, systems and operations as well as emerging requirements based on the AF Chief Information Officer’s (CIO’s) SOA construct. The contracts will provide Network-Centric Information Technology, Networking, and Security, Voice, Video and Data Communications, system solutions and services to satisfy the Combat Support (CS), Command and Control (C2), and Intelligence Reconnaissance and Surveillance (ISR) Air Force and Department of Defense (DoD) requirements worldwide. These contracts will provide users the capabilities to find, access, collaborate, fuse, display, manage, and store information on the Department of Defense (DoD) Global Information Grid (GIG).  AF sites may include commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) National Security Systems (NSS), intelligence data handling equipment, C2 equipment, Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN), secure and non-secure video, voice and data systems, and/or mission equipment. The equipment processes information of varying security classifications and may include sites that are Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs).

All effort supported under this contract shall be provided in accordance with Department of Defense, United States Air Force, or DOD Intelligence Information Systems (DoDIIS), and National Security Agency standards as applicable to the task order. Efforts under this contract will support industry best practices when not proscribed by aforementioned standards.

NETCENTS-2 Acquisition Strategy
NETCENTS-2 consists of various related IDIQ contracts in an effort to meet the above-stated goals. There are functions where performance on one task order may limit, because of dependencies or type of activity (e.g., support to the Government), work on other task orders. Total solutions will potentially be composed of combinations of subsets of the contract. NETCENTS-2 comprises the following suite of contracts:

  1. Netcentric Products – COTS products to support the network
  2. NetOps and Infrastructure Solutions – Solutions to support network operations, core enterprise services, and infrastructure development and operations (includes legacy Telephony)
  3. Application Services - Services to sustain, migrate, integrate, re-engineer, and expose Mission Applications for secure access by authorized users, by establishing web and netcentric services, to include help desk, testing and operational support, in legacy and netcentric enterprise environments
  4. Enterprise Integration and Service Management (A&AS) - Enterprise level integration/portfolio management activities
  5. IT Professional Support and Engineering Services Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS)
About RYAN
Ryan Consulting Group, Inc. (RYAN) is a NETCENTS II Subcontract Holder with Diversified Technical Services (DTSI). DTSI and RYAN professionals bring decades of diverse expertise in project management, software engineering, IT consulting, data management, and technical training. Projects are designed and managed by highly qualified professional engineers to ensure the most appropriate, cost-effective solution possible. Further information about DTSI and NETCENTS 2 can be found here http://www.dtsi.com/netcents-2.

Contract Number: FA8771-12-D-1004
Ceiling $960M
Period of Performance: June 21, 2012 –June 20, 2019
Task Order Types: FFP, T&M, CPFF
Direct Award Capability: Up to $4M
Prompt Payment Terms: N/A
Program Manager: Ranson Ricks
7914 North Shadeland Avenue, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Office: 317.541.9300 Ext. 2005
Cell: 317.903.4912
Fax: 317.541.9339
Email: contractingvehicles@consultrcg.com
Functional Areas offered by RYAN under NETCENTS II:

Application Services (SB)

NetOps and Infrastructure (SB)

SeaPort-e is the Navy's electronic platform for acquiring support services in 22 functional areas including Engineering, Financial Management, and Program Management.  The Navy Systems Commands (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, SPAWAR, NAVFAC, and NAVSUP), the Office of Naval Research, Military Sealift Command, and the United States Marine Corps compete their service requirements amongst 2400+ SeaPort-e IDIQ multiple award contract holders.  The SeaPort-e portal provides a standardized, efficient means of soliciting offers from amongst the diverse population of large and small businesses and their approved team members.  All task orders are competitively solicited, awarded and managed using the SeaPort-e platform.  Since nearly 85% of its contract–holders are small businesses, the SeaPort-e approach to acquiring services provides opportunity that fuels the Nation’s engine of job growth.

SeaPort Multiple Award Contracts (MACs) are designed to include all aspects of professional support services (SeaPort-I MAC) and Engineering, Technical, & Programmatic Support Services (SeaPort-e MAC) as required by the Virtual Systems Command, its related Program Executive Offices (PEOs) and field affiliates. These contracts are not intended to nor will they be used to procure any personal services or services which are inherently governmental.

Generally, SeaPort MACs provide vehicles to procure engineering, technical, programmatic, and professional support services for authorized users through all phases of ship and weapon system life cycle - technology development, concept exploration, design, specification development, construction/production, test and evaluation, certification, operation, maintenance, improvement/modernization, overhaul and refueling, salvage and disposal. The scope of the contracts also includes professional support services to assist in the development, review and execution of search and salvage, diving, underwater ship husbandry, and pollution control program areas.

The objective of the MACs is to provide government managers with timely high quality services for a reasonable price maximizing innovation and cost reduction initiatives. All Task Orders placed against a MAC contract must fall within the general scope defined in the basic MAC contracts. There are currently two sets of MACs, SeaPort (SeaPort-I) and SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e). 

About RYAN
Ryan Consulting Group, Inc. (RYAN) is a Seaport-e Prime Contract Holder. RYAN professionals bring decades of diverse expertise in project management, software engineering, IT consulting, data management, and technical training. Projects are designed and managed by highly qualified professional engineers to ensure the most appropriate, cost-effective solution possible.

RYAN’s Seaport-e Contract

Contract Number: N00178-15-D-8398
Size $3B Ceiling
Period of Performance April 5, 2015 - April 4, 2019
Task Order Types FFP, T&M, CPFF
Prompt Payment Terms N/A
Contract Reference  Task Order
Point of Contact Aisha Washington
7914 North Shadeland Avenue, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46250 
(o) 317.541.9300 x 212 (c) 317.652.3055
Awarded Geographical Zones
  • Zone 1: Northeast Zone                
  • Zone 2: National Capital Zone
  • Zone 3: Mid Atlantic Zone
  • Zone 4: Gulf Coast Zone
  • Zone 5: Midwest Zone
  • Zone 6: Southwest Zone
  • Zone 7: Northwest Zone
Functional Areas offered by RYAN under Seaport-e
  • System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
  • Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support
  • Configuration Management (CM) Support
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Support
  • Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA) and Information Technology (IT) Support
  • Training Support
  • Program Support
  • Functional and Administration Support
Team Members
  • Cask Technologies, LLC – IT Service Management and IT Governance  Expertise
  •  David J. Peck and Associates, LLC – Cyber & Information Security Expertise
  •  Yakshna Solutions, Inc. – Application Development Expertise
RYAN's Quality Assurance Program  We implement process improvements and quality control processes that are based on CMMI® Level 3 processes and ISO 9001:2008 standards.
Team RYAN's Experience Team RYAN has over 20 years of experience with providing IT support. Our services include:  Program Management, Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), Cyber Security, Application Development, Legacy System Support, Infrastructure Support, Maintenance and Sustainment, Help Desk/Desktop Support, Business Intelligence (BI), and Training. We have provided management and technical support to Federal, State, Local Government Agencies, and Commercial Business Enterprises. We have a stringent recruiting process with the ability to recruit nationally and globally. Team RYAN is dedicated to delivering on-time, cost-effective solutions. We are committed to providing customer satisfaction at its best.