GSA’s Industry Day For Federal Transition

In April of 2017 GSA announced that it would transition ten existing federal websites into one functional site.  Their philosophy is that it would reduce burdens on contractors and federal personnel in the registration and management of federal contracts.  A few of the sites will include Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), Federal Business Opportunities (FBO.gov), Federal Funding Accountability & Transparency Act Sub-Award Reporting System (fsrs.gov), Federal Awardee Performance & Integrity Information System (FAPIIS), System For Award Management (SAM.gov).  A beta website is currently being tested and could possibly be available for use as early as 2018.

The Integrated Award Environment (IAE) will be hosting a virtual industry day GSA on December 5, 2017 from 1pm to 2 pm for any vendors who may have questions about the transition.  To register for the industry day click here.

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GSA Awards Alliant 2 GWAC

GSA announced awardees for GSA Alliant 2 GWAC.  The Alliant 2 rfp was issued in late June of 2016 for IT services and service based solutions.  GSA awarded sixty-one vendors on November 17, 2017, to view the rfp click here.  The list vendors are as follows:

  1. Accenture Federal Services LLC

  2. Ace Info Solutions, Inc. (AceInfo)

  3. ActioNet, Inc

  4. Agile Defense, Inc.

  5. American Systems Corporation

  6. AT&T Government Solutions, Inc.

  7. BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc.

  8. Battelle Memorial Institute

  9. Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.</>

  10. By Light, Professional IT Services, Inc.

  11. CACI, Inc.–Federal

  12. Camber Corporation

  13. Catapult Technology, Ltd.

  14. CenturyLink QGS (a QWEST Government Services, Inc, company)

  15. CGI Federal Inc.

  16. CSRA LLC

  17. Data Networks, Inc. DBA Data Networks Corporation (an ASRC company)

  18. Data Systems Analysts, Inc.

  19. Dell Services Federal Government, Inc (Acquired by NTT Data Federal Services, Inc)

  20. Deloitte Consulting LLP

  21. Digital Management, LLC (DMI)

  22. DRS Global Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (A Leonardo Company)

  23. Dynetics, Inc

  24. ECS Federal, LLC

  25. Engility Corporation

  26. Enterprise Information Services, Inc. (EIS)

  27. EOIR Technologies, Inc.

  28. General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc. (GD)

  29. HP Enterprise Services, LLC (Acquired by CSC, known as DXC Technology)

  30. ICF Incorporated, LLC,

  31. INDUS Corporation (a Tetra Tech Company)

  32. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

  33. Jacobs Technology, Inc.

  34. Leidos, Inc.

  35. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems

  36. ManTech Advanced Systems International, Inc.

  37. MAXIMUS Federal Services, Inc.

  38. NCI Information Systems, Inc.

  39. NJVC, LLC

  40. Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

  41. Parsons Government Services Inc.

  42. Phacil, Inc.

  43. Planned Systems International, Inc. (PSI)

  44. Pragmatics, Inc.

  45. Quality Software Services Inc QSSI (an OPTUM Company)

  46. Raytheon Company

  47. REI Systems, Inc.

  48. Salient CRGT, Inc.

  49. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

  50. Serco, Inc.

  51. Sevatec, Inc.

  52. SGT, Inc

  53. Smartronix, Inc.

  54. Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc.

  55. STG, Inc.

  56. Telos Corporation

  57. Unysis Corporation

  58. URS Federal Services, Inc., an AECOM Company

  59. VariQ Corporation

  60. Vencore, Inc.

  61. Wyle Laboratories, Inc..

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IT Schedule 70 Start Up Springboard Program

As updates are being made to GSA schedule 70 (General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software, And Services) the agency workforce has incorporated a new program in April of 2016 for IT businesses with less than two years of service.  The program IT Schedule 70 Start Up Springboard has slightly different requirements than the original GSA schedule 70 contract, such as:

    1. The Springboard does not require that you have 2 consistent years of business.

    2. You may utilize experience that you personally provided prior to company inception (experience must be related to the GSA schedule you are applying for.

    3. Individuals that work in the company may utilize work experience related to the specific SIN for which you apply.

The review process for the Spring Board Start Up Program is accelerated and will take only 45 days for GSA to determine if the contract may be awarded. As with all other GSA schedules the Spring Board Start Up Program is an open-ended opportunity which means the solicitation never closes, so you can apply at any time.

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GSA Announces VETS 2 GWAC Awards

VETS 2 GWAC pre award notice was issued late August via federal business opportunities.  The VETS 2 contract was established by GSA exclusively for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOSB) to fulfill IT requirements.  This contract will allow GSA to achieve their small business goals of ensuring SDVOSB’s will receive the minimum three percent of federal acquisitions.

VETS 2 GWAC includes:

  1. Comprehensive Scope – The contract scope is designed to meet a variety of diverse agency IT requirements, including new and emerging technologies.

  2. Multiple Contract Types – VETS 2 will allow Fixed Price, Cost Reimbursement, Time & Materials, and Labor Hour orders;.

  3. Enables Long-Term Planning – VETS 2 will have a five-year base period and one five-year option period;.

  4. Robust Contractor Pool – Provides access to customized IT solutions from a qualified pool of SDVOSBs; and.

  5. Socioeconomic Impact – Enables GSA to continue its support of the SDVOSB Procurement Program, while helping federal agencies achieve their socioeconomic goals and objectives.

  6. On October 26, 2017 GSA announced the awards to seventy (70) Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOSB).  GSA also announced that currently federal agencies are not able to place orders against the contract until a Notice to Proceed (NTP) is issued.  To view vendors that have been awarded contracts under VETS 2 GWAC click here.

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Potential Changes For 00CORP-PSS

The Professional Services Schedule (PSS), or 00CORP is a contract that offers a combination of all professional services such as Financial & Business Solutions, Professional Engineering Services, Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS), Advertising & Integrated Marketing Solutions (AIMS), Environmental Services, Language Services, & Logistics Worldwide (LOGWORLD) Services.

In late 2015 GSA combined all of the schedules in order to streamline the contracting process and provide federal agencies a total solution in fulfilling federal needs.  GSA has been consistently making changes to the schedule since that time in order to allow small businesses the opportunity to participate in submitting an application.

Recently, the Director Professional Services Program Management Division, Alexandra Rouse announced some possible changes coming by the end of 2018.  Ms. Rouse stated that they have recognized that small business has been having difficulty in meeting the sales requirements of twenty-five thousand dollars within the first two years of business and that GSA may possibly change the requirement from two years to five years.  That way it would give small business more time in meeting the $25k sales requirement.  Ms. Rouse also stated that another possible change would be that the solicitation requirements are trying to be cut down from twenty-five points to five points.

These changes would certainly make a big difference for a small business to qualify for a GSA schedule hopefully they will be able to make a decision sooner than later.

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