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8a Direct/

Sole Source Awards

With OCT Consulting’s SBA-certified 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business status, federal government agencies can contract directly with OCT using sole-source acquisition. OCT Consulting can receive directed sole-source contracts up to a ceiling of $4 million.

Sole-source contracts are usually approved quickly. Federal agencies can get credit for the amount of work they issue to 8(a), Disadvantaged, and Small Businesses. Federal government agencies can identify work especially suited for an 8(a) firm and can set aside the project without advertising on FedBizOpps. This allows the federal government agency to award the contract to OCT without any lengthy delays.

OCT maintains a robust portfolio of General Services Administration (GSA) and agency-wide contract vehicles. These contract vehicles allow federal government agencies direct access to OCT’s wide range of program management, acquisition management, management consulting, financial management, and information technology (IT) services.


OCT maintains the following list of GSA FSS contracts and agency-specific contract vehicles. Please click on the associated link below for additional information.



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GSA 8A STARS III Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC)

Contract Number: 47QTCB22D0505

DUNS Unique Entity ID: 117601846

SAM Unique Entity ID: NMBNQ2E5GKL5

CAGE Code: 8NW66

NAICS Codes: 8(a) STARS III includes five functional areas based on NAICS codes:

  • 541511 - Custom Computer Programming Services

  • 541512 - Computer Systems Design Services

  • 541513 - Computer Facilities Management Services

  • 541519 - Other Computer Related Services

  • 541611 - Administrative Management and General Consulting Services

Period of Performance: The ordering period includes a five-year base with one three-year option period. The base period of the contract is July 2, 2021 to July 1, 2026. The option period of the contract is July 2, 2026 to July 1, 2029. Orders awarded on or before July 2, 2029, may continue performance through July 1, 2034. 

Available To: All Federal Government Agencies

General Overview of 8A STARS III

GSA 8(a) STARS III GWAC is a multiple-award, Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) Contract designed to provide technology solutions to Federal agencies from exceptionally qualified 8(a) small businesses. 8(a) STARS III is designated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a Best in Class (BIC) contract vehicle and preferred government-wide acquisition solution. With a $50 billion ceiling, this BIC vehicle provides Federal government agencies with an easy-to-use, streamlined procurement solution to purchase information technology services from 8(a) Prime Contractors. 8(a) STARS III provides Federal agencies with a way to deliver mission-critical IT services working with small, disadvantaged businesses, with an emphasis on promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. This fourth generation GWAC includes an even greater focus on emerging technologies as well as performance outside the continent United States (OCONUS). 

OCT Consulting was awarded the GSA 8(a) STARS III GWAC contract in conjunction with our joint venture partner Capital Technology Group, LLC, as OCT Capital Technology, JV LLC. Federal agencies using the 8(a) STARS III GWAC have access to OCT Capital Technology through an established contract vehicle instead of traditional, open market methods. The GWAC saves both time and money for Federal government agencies, as well as provides access to OCT Capital Technology's proven service and technical capabilities as a technology provider.


Learn more about STARS III at

GSA 8A STARS II Points of Contact

To contact us for information on the GSA 8A STARS III schedule, email

Program Manager:

Atul Kathuria 

(703) 731-9311

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Navy SeaPort Next Gen (SeaPort-NxG)

Contract Number: N0017821D9249

Principal NAICS Code: 541330 (with the $41.5 million exception of military and aerospace equipment and military weapons)

Period of Performance: 07/2021 - 01/2024 (includes a five-year option period thereafter)


Available To: Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift Command, Naval Facilities Systems Command, Office of Naval Research, Naval Air Systems Command, Strategic Systems Programs, and the United States Marine Corps.

General Overview of SeaPort-NxG

The SeaPort-NxG contract allows the delivery of services that span the entire spectrum of mission areas and technical capabilities supported by the Department of Navy (DON) ordering activities. Services provided under this contract are categorized into two main categories: 1) Engineering Services 2) Program Management Services. Twenty-three subcategories are identified under the two categories for new and existing product areas, programs, or missions.

SeaPort-NxG Points of Contact

To contact us for information on the SeaPort-NxG contract, email or 

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The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Mission Information Technology Services (NMITS)

Contract Number: 1305M421ANAAA003

Principal NAICS Code: 541513

Period of Performance: 11/20/2020- 11/19/2030


Available To: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

General Overview of NOAA NMITS

The NMITS contract provides NOAA-wide coverage for IT Core Management Components and Service Areas as well as Cross-cutting services through system design, development, fielding, and sustainment of global NOAA IT needs vital to the oceanic and atmospheric observing needs of the United States (US). The services and capabilities supported by the NMITS contract provides adaptive and timely solutions for NOAA organizations to satisfy current and future IT requirements. Core Management Components include Enterprise Services; Customer Support Services; Mission and Business Applications, Tools, Portals, and Web Services; Enterprise Computing, Cloud, Storage, Shared and Field Services; Data and Voice Network Services and Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. Cross-cutting services include: Program Management, Subcontracted Technical Support Services, Call Out and Per Call Support Services, Surge Support Services and Deployment Support Services.

NOAA NMITS Points of Contact

To contact us for information on the NOAA NMITS schedule, email

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GSA One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) IDIQ

GSA OASIS Pool 1 – SB (47QRAD20D1039)

GSA OASIS Pool 1 – 8A (47QRAD20D8119)


GSA OASIS Pool 3 – SB (47QRAD20D3128)


GSA OASIS Pool 3- 8A (47QRAD20D8321)

Expiration Date: December 19, 2024

Available To: All Federal Government Agencies

General Overview of OASIS

OASIS includes seven separate government-wide multiple award IDIQ contracts which are individually referred to as “Pools” within OASIS. These Pools are designed to cover six core service disciplines – Program Management, Management Consulting, Logistics, Engineering, Scientific and Financial Services.


As a GSA-designated Best in Class (BIC) contract, OASIS is available for use by all federal government agencies and spans a variety of mission spaces across the professional services domain. With reduced procurement lead times and low administrative costs, federal agencies have access to pre-certified and best in class contractors, subcontracting flexibility, no limits on contract or task order ceiling values, decentralized ordering, and more.

OCT Capabilities for OASIS

  • Program and Project Management

  • Acquisition and Procurement Support

  • Management Consulting

    • Business Process Transformation and Process Reengineering

    • Change Management

    • Organizational Design

    • Strategic Planning

  • Engineering and Technical Services

  • Financial Management

GSA OASIS Points of Contact

Please contact us for any queries regarding the contract vehicle​

Corporate OASIS Contract Manager

Atul Kathuria


Phone: 703-731-9311

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GSA Professional Services Schedule (PSS)/Multiple Award Schedule (MAS)

Contract Number: 47QRAA20D0035


Category: 541611 – Professional Services – Business Administrative Services


Expiration Date: 20 Year Period of Performance (Base Year and 3 5 Year Option Periods)


Base POP: December 2019 – December 2024 (Three 5 Year Option Periods available)


Available To: All Federal Government Agencies

General Overview of PSS

Management and Financial Consulting, Acquisition and Grants Management Support, and Business Program and Project Management Services - Provide operating advice and assistance on administrative and management issues. Examples include: strategic and organizational planning, business process improvement, acquisition and grants management support, facilitation, surveys, assessment and improvement of financial management systems, financial reporting and analysis, due diligence in validating an agency’s portfolio of assets and related support services, strategic financial planning, financial policy formulation and development, special cost studies, actuarial services, economic and regulatory analysis, benchmarking and program metrics, and business program and project management.

GSA PSS Points of Contact

To contact us for information on the PSS schedule, email

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GSA IT70/Multiple Award Schedule (MAS)

Contract Number: GS35F049GA


Category: 54151S


Expiration Date: 20 Year Period of Performance


Base POP: December 2016 – December 2021 (Three 5 Year Option Periods available)


Available To: All Federal Government Agencies

General Overview of GSA IT70

Information Technology Professional Services IT Professional Services and/or labor categories for database planning and design; systems analysis, integration, and design; programming, conversion and implementation support; network services, data/records management, and testing.

GSA IT70 Points of Contact

To contact us for information on the GSA IT70 schedule, email

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FAA eFast

Contract Number: 693KA918A00218

Period of Performance: December 2019- December 2024

Functional Areas: 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


Available To: FAA

General Overview of FAA eFast

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.

GSA FAA eFast Points of Contact

To contact us for information on the GSA FAA eFast schedule, email

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