Agency sees wave of expiring contracts as an opportunity to reduce duplication
If you hold – or are pursuing – GSA service contracts, you’ll want to factor this information into your plans for 2015.
Source: Federal News Radio, Jared Serbu October 23, 2015
A wave of professional services contracts is due to expire across the government during fiscal 2016, and the Obama administration wants to use the opportunity to consolidate that work into a smaller number of multiple-award contracting vehicles. Or, at the very least, to ensure agencies don’t create any more of their own.
A General Services Administration analysis of agency-by-agency contracting data shows that roughly $26 billion in existing professional services contracts will reach their end during 2016 — many more so than will finish their period of performance during 2017. Presumably, much of the work will need to be recompeted to vendors in some form or fashion, and the White House would like it to be performed under fewer contracting vehicles than exist today so that the government can get the most out of its purchasing power.
“From a federal perspective, we’re going to be trying to make sure we’re supporting agencies in looking at existing contracts first — in particular, for their existing indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts,” said Tiffany Hixson, the Region IX commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service, at a conference organized by the Coalition for Government Procurement. “There are hundreds of them across government, and we either need to be using the ones we already have at an agency level or moving the work to GSA Schedules or OASIS. We’re really going to be pressing on reducing contract duplication in the professional services space.” Read More …
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