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SBA 8(a) Certified


INCEPTIONEDGE is an 8(a) Certified, Minority Owned Small Business

INCEPTIONEDGE INC., a leading provider of management and systems integration consulting services has been certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in the 8(a) Business Development (BD) and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) Programs. INCEPTIONEDGE is 8(a) certified by the U.S. SBA through year 2029. The 8(a) certification enhances our ability to compete in serving the federal government by providing business development assistance and the opportunity to pursue contracts specifically set-aside for 8(a) participants. As an 8(a) certified company, INCEPTIONEDGE can be awarded federal government contracts of up to $4 million on a sole-source (non-competitive) basis. This extraordinary benefit enables agency initiatives to get rapidly underway by streamlining the contract award process.

Get the 8(a) Advantage! Create opportunity with INCEPTIONEDGE

As a result of our 8(a) certification, INCEPTIONEDGE is better positioned to help federal agencies “make mission happen.” INCEPTIONEDGE creates innovative business solutions to transform government to make it more efficient, transparent, and build a new foundation for the 21st century. INCEPTIONEDGE has been recognized by its customers for its ability to repeatedly deliver projects on time and on budget. INCEPTIONEDGE has received numerous awards and customer appreciation for their excellence in Service Delivery, Customer Service, and High Quality Work Products. Since 2010, under Zeb Syed's leadership, INCEPTIONEDGE, has established numerous teaming and strategic partnerships with leading Federal System Integrators and software vendors namely; CSRA, CSC, Booz Allen Hamilton, Oracle, etc.

We are also able to assist non-8(a) federal contractors in pursuing federal opportunities by enhancing contract teams with our enterprise problem solving, strategic management and business transformation expertise and serving as a partner for access to small business and 8(a) set-aside opportunities.


This next-generation GWAC builds upon the framework of 8(a) STARS II and expands capabilities for emerging technologies and outside the continental United States (OCONUS) requirements.

Contract Specifics

  • The 8(a) STARS III GWAC ordering period is a five year base with one three year option. This ordering period began on July 2, 2021.

  • The ceiling for 8(a) STARS III is $50 billion.

  • 8(a) STARS III allows for fixed price, time and materials, labor-hour or a hybrid blend of these task order types.

  • The contract access fee for the 8(a) STARS III GWAC is 0.75%, the same as GSA Schedules.

  • The contract includes two sub-areas, one for emerging technology and one for OCONUS requirements.

Contract Scope

Examples of work to be performed relative to Order requirements include the following. These examples are not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather general indications of the types of services within a given IT services-based solution. Other services not listed as examples, but which adhere to the definition of IT, are within scope and may be provided to meet an agency’s particular mission needs.

  • Data Management

  • Information and Communications Technology

  • IT Operations and Maintenance

  • IT Security / IT workforce augmentation

  • Software Development

  • Systems Design

The primary North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for the Master Contract is designated as 541512, Computer Systems Design Services.

Requirements that align with other IT services NAICS codes are within the scope of the STARS III GWAC that include, but are not limited to: 541511, 541513, 541519 and 518210.


Contract Information

GSA Point of Contact

Jean E. Fluevog

Phone : 816 823 2660

Email :

Point of Contact

Zeb Syed

Phone : 571 442 0829

Email :

DigitaledgeJV LLC (


DIGITALEDGE JV has been established in 2020 as a Joint Venture between INCEPTIONEDGE and DIGITALSPEC specializing in Information Technology (IT) consultancy. It has been awarded GSA GWAC STARS III contract in June 2021.

GSA GWAC STARS III Contract No.: 47QTCB21D0398

CAGE Code: 8PD58

DUNS No.: 117612336


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