Comtech is part of a joint venture with Solutions By Design on a General Services Administration (GSA) 3rd generation 8(a) STARS II GWAC (Government-wide Acquisition Contract). This joint venture is called Estrela Tech, LLC and is ISO 9000:2008 and CMMI-DEV Level 3 certified. 

The GSA STARS II GWAC is reserved exclusively for qualified small 8(a) IT businesses that provide superior service to federal customers through the use of Small Business GWACs. This GWAC is designed to promote small business use when purchasing IT services or IT services-based solutions and has a $10B program ceiling. Directed task orders up to $4 million each are allowed for Federal civilian and Department of Defense activities.

Estrela Tech was awarded all functional areas of Constellation I and Constellation II. Constellation I includes industry partners with competitive pricing and technical proficiency, while Constellation II includes industry partners who have competitive pricing, technical proficiency, and an additional industry credential including one or both of Capability Maturity Model Integration II+ (services or development) and/or ISO 9001: 2008.

Each of the 8(a) STARS II constellations includes four functional areas designated by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). These NAICS functional areas include:

  • 541511 — Custom Computer Programming Services
  • 541512 — Computer Systems Design Services
  • 541513 — Computer Facilities Management Services
  • 541519 — Other Computer Related Services