GSA 8(a) STARS III Pricing Tool

Do quick pricing research with this web application.

What is this?

The 8a STARS III Pricing Tool

This 8(a) STARS III Pricing tool allows you to view fully burdened labor-hour pricing for 8(a) STARS III industry partners based on 8(a) STARS III data elements.

Image: The home page for the 8a STARS III Pricing Tool


Great Features in a new GSA Pricing Tool.

How this Application Works

How does the tool work? How do I use it?

  1. Choose your layout using the Price Layout (Drag & Drop) sidebar on the lefthand side of the screen.
  2. Choose the Price Filter(s) that you want to apply.
  3. Use the Command Bar to:
    • Update your results.
    • Cancel an update that's in progress.
    • Reset the view, restoring all settings to their defaults.
    • Save to Excel which will take any results currently displayed below the command bar, and convert them to an Excel file.
    • Select Price Statistics for the data being displayed.

  4. Select a question mark in the upper righthand corner of a section to get help for that section.

Price Layout

Using the Price Layout workspace

Image: The Price Layout workspace. Description of this area follows:In this section, you can identify variables and changes to affect how the data will be displayed. Four major features are in this area:

The variables are:

Their default arrangement is as follows:

Drag-and-Drop Variables in the Price Layout Workspace

Image depicting a drag and drop action. Moving Work Site into the 2nd slot row for Column GroupingTo Drag and Drop a variable in the desired spot, simply click on one of the variables to pick it up and drag to move it:

  1. Click and drag the Work Site variable.
  2. Drag it to the slot row or column you want it in.
  3. Select the appropriate filters, if you haven't done it already.
  4. Then, click the Update Layout button to see the data within your new layout.

Other drag-and-drop features are:

How can I change the sorting order on variables?

Clicking the ascending or descending indicator can reverse the order of how attributes are sorted within the layout.
For example: If the third attribute to group by is “Year”, you can set the years to appear in alphanumeric ascending or descending order.

Price Filter

Working with the Price Filter workspace

Indicators of the locations of 7 filters and one contextual help point. A description of this area follows:

The price filter workspace consists of the following filters:

Features within a dropdown option list:

Here are the steps for using the dropdown option list to filter the options themselves:

  1. Select the dropdown.
  2. Click inside the text box provided with the filter.
  3. Then, type the text you'd like to filter on. If you type something in the text box and your string matches (even partially) one or more options, the dropdown list will only show those options that match what you have entered.

You can then:

For Example, if you want to select only a few items out of all the available options,

  1. Remove any text from the text box to see all the possible options.
  2. Choose "Uncheck all" to clear any previously selected items.
  3. Type in the text box. You will notice that the selections in the dropdown list will start showing only the options that are matching your filter string.
  4. If you have found what you're looking for, you may click "check all" to select only those items that have matched your criteria.

Similarly, if you want only a few items unselected out of all the available options,

Command Bar

The Command Bar in a normal state:

The command bar and mention of 6 features as described on this page.

The Command Bar letting you know you should update the view:

The command bar signaling the user to update the view.

The Command Bar's features include the following:

  1. Update - Select this to update the screen's data. If you change any aspect of layout, filtering, or statistics you'd like to see, select Update.
  2. Cancel - If you have started a search you'd like to stop, then select this.
  3. Save to Excel? - This button allows you to save your data to an excel file.
  4. Statistics Options - The tool processes up to four statistics if these options are selected: Minimum, Maximum, Mean and Median pricing. By default, these stats aren't computed as part of the data. Just de-select what you'd like to remove from the results. When selected, the statistics being displayed are only applicable to the selections made in the Price Filter section.

The statistics options dropdown:

A view of the statistics dropdown, which shows the previously mentioned options.

Section 508 Support

The following tips and workarounds may be helpful for individuals using assistive technology with this tool. Request for accessible dashboard content may be directed to or by calling (877) 327-8732.

Recommended JAWS Version: 14

Tips on Drag & Drop Features:

Use the following instructions to drag and drop attributes so that user can modify the column/row groupings of the reports.

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