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Cherokee Services Group Gets STARS II Contract

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Cherokee Services Group (CSG), the information technology (IT) division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic arm of the Cherokee Nation, has received a contract through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) that will allow federal agencies to direct task orders to small, disadvantaged businesses pre-approved by the GSA, according to the tribe's press release.

GSA’s 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services (STARS II) Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) gives CSG consideration as a preferred business to receive task orders from any government agency in a more streamlined fashion. This will shorten procurement lead times for pre-negotiated rates.

Out of 795 certified 8(a) businesses named in the GSA’s first STARS program, CSG ended the seven-year program ranked twelfth in total revenue.

“We already hold multiple STARS contracts with various federal agencies, so we’re extremely proud to have been chosen for the STARS II contract. It speaks volumes about the reputation of our employees and their commitment to quality,” said Steven Bilby, chief executive officer of CSG. “Our goal is to provide superior technology solutions to all of our clients.”

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CSG, which operates from offices based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Fort Collins, Colorado, will share in GSA small business government contracts worth $10 billion.

“We have a tremendously talented workforce that is skilled and efficient in IT solutions, prepared to handle task orders at a moment’s notice,” Bilby said. “Perhaps more importantly, we have gained experience and the respect of our clients under the STARS program. CSG’s success with STARS should appeal to federal government agencies looking for a proven technology contractor through an aggressively pre-competed contract vehicle, in a way that satisfies small business 8(a) objectives.”

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