GBS DAKOTA IT, LLC awarded GSA’s 8(a) Stars III GWAC (a joint venture between GBS Solutions and Dakota)

July 30, 2021

GBS DAKOTA IT, LLC ( is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) 8(a) STARS III Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). GBS Dakota IT is a Joint Venture with GBS Solutions Corp and Dakota Consulting, Inc as the participating members.

The 8(a) STARS III GWAC is known governmentwide as a best-in-class, easy-to-use, streamlined procurement solution to purchase information technology services from 8(a) prime contractors. The GWAC includes an even greater focus on emerging technologies as well as performance outside of the continental United States (OCONUS). Enhancements to this procurement solution focus on meeting agency needs for emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotic process automation and more. The GWAC ordering period is a five-year base with one three-year option, starting on July 2, 2021, and with a ceiling of $50 billion.

“The GSA STARS III GWAC award is exciting for GBS, and we are proud to be a joint venture partner with Dakota on this best-in-class contract vehicle. Our team is all about providing superior IT support services to current and prospective customers, exceeding expectations all the time. This GWAC award will strengthen the existing relationship between GBS and Dakota, allowing us to pursue opportunities with our existing and new clients. We look forward to future successes with Dakota as our strategic partner,” stated Cromwell Rabi, CEO and Chairman of the Board of GBS.

“STARS III will provide government agency access to best-in-breed, award-winning, and reputable companies like the GBS Dakota IT team. We are thrilled that our team has been awarded this GWAC and have the highest confidence that we will be successful in delivering cost-effective, world-class IT solutions that consistently exceed customer expectations in all areas,” said Lokesh Sayal, Vice President of Dakota.