GSA awards BPAs for support services

The General Services Administration awarded blanket purchase agreements (BPAs) on March 12 to Integrity Management Consulting and Acquisition Solutions for acquisition support services, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

The BPAs will help GSA shore up support to handle floods of Recovery Act money that agencies are likely to funnel through the government’s primary procurement agency.

The BPAs are for one base year and four options years and are worth $100 million based on the expected revenue from all of the regions' similar contracts, which GSA expects to award soon, the notice states.

GSA will use the agreements to support specific projects related to the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The BPAs will also save money by finding discounts through agencywide mass purchases, the notice states.

All GSA offices, including the Federal Acquisition Service and Public Building Service, can use a primary and a backup BPA specifically established for their region of the country. GSA said it anticipates awarding in the near future the primary and backup BPAs for the remaining 10 GSA regions.

Integrity Management Consulting holds the primary BPA and Acquisition Solutions has the backup BPA for GSA’s National Capital Region and Central Office.

As agencies spend their economic stimulus money, GSA is preparing for a long-term influx of support services. It said it expects agencies’ need for its acquisition services encompasses more than the initial spending spree.

President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package became law Feb. 17.

The BPAs are through GSA’s Mission Oriented Business Integration Services Schedule contract. GSA can use the BPAs with Recovery Act funds or other purse sources, the notice states.

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Mon, Mar 16, 2009 OMG

How amazing that the jest of the package was to go to veteran owned small businesses and here we have GSA awarding BPAs to large businesses. What happened to bringing the work back in house. This is unbelievable that GSA is allowed to do this with all the other comments that have been made in regards to helping small businesses that are in economic distress. Somebody needs to take a hard look at what GSA does to survive.

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