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15 October 2011
Honolulu, Hawaii

Referentia Systems Incorporated, a leading provider of mission-assured cybersecurity solutions, announced today the award of a General Services Administration (GSA) 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services II (STARS II) Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) to provide information technology (IT) services and IT services-based solutions to federal agencies. Referentia was awarded the GSA 8(a) STARS II GWAC for both constellations (tiers) based on its competitive pricing, technical proficiency and industrial credentials.

The GSA 8(a) STARS II GWAC has a five-year base period with a single five-year option period, a $10B contract ceiling and is comprised of two constellations. Constellation I includes industry partners with competitive pricing and technical proficiency. Constellation II adds an additional industry credential including CMMI and/or ISO 9001. Referentia is an accredited CMMI Level 3 software developer.

"The GSA 8(a) STARS II award is a significant achievement for Referentia as we continue to expand our existing contract vehicles to provide technology services and solutions to the Department of Defense and other federal agencies," said Referentia CEO Nelson Kanemoto.


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 are: 541511-Custom Computer Programming Services, 541512 - Computer Systems Design Services, 541513 - Computer Facilities Management Services, and 541519 - Other Computer-Related Services. The 8(a) STARS II program is reserved solely for certified 8(a) small businesses.

The benefits of 8(a) STARS II to utilizing agencies include:

  • 8(a) socioeconomic credit transferrable to the agency
  • Pre-competed, easy-to-use contracting
  • Access to proven 8(a) small business technology providers
  • Shortened procurement lead times
  • Lower user access fee (0.75 percent) built into contractors' ceiling prices

About Referentia Systems Incorporated

Headquartered in Hawaii, Referentia is a provider of certified and accredited cybersecurity and network enterprise products, solutions and information technology and services to the military and federal government. The company has numerous awards for its innovative software solutions and has a CMMI Level 3 certification. Referentia is a US Small Business Administration (SBA) Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) with satellite offices in San Diego, CA, Albuquerque, NM and Sterling, VA.

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Nancy Downes
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Referentia Systems Incorporated
Phone: (808) 423-1900, ext. 523
Cell: (808) 778-4203