• Certified SBA 8(a) at the Federal level, and is engaged in providing technology services and solutions.
  • Recognized by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
  • Registered Illinois Business Enterprise Program (BEP) company.
  • Certified MBE/WBE firm of Cook County.
  • Certified MBE/WBE firm of City of Chicago.


The 8 (a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services (STARS) II Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is a small business set-aside contract for technology solutions. 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.

GSA 8(a) STARS II Contract#GS00Q17GWD2468
Socio-economic status under GSA 8(a) STARS II8(a) Small Business
Small Disadvantage Business
GSA S2 POCSohena Hafiz, President
Corporate CertificationsU.S. SBA 8(a), WBENC, MBE/WBE – State of Illinois, Cook County, City of Chicago
Ascent Eligible Constellations and Functional AreasC1 – FA 1, FA 2, FA 3, FA 4

Functional Areas

FA1NAICS 541511 Custom Computer Programming Services
FA2NAICS 541512 Computer Systems Design Services
FA3NAICS 541513 Computer Facilities Management Services
FA4NAICS 541519 Other Computer Related Services

Customer benefits to procuring requirements under the GSA STARS 2 contract vehicle include:

  • Saves time and money by reducing procurement lead times
  • Offers various contract types (Firm Fixed Price, Labor Hours, and Time & Material)
  • Enables federal clients to earn 8(a) small business credit
  • Allows for Directed Awards of up to $4 million

NASPO Value Point


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