GSA awards three BPAs to shore up support

The General Services Administration has awarded three more purchase agreements to Integrity Management, Acquisition Solutions, and Technical and Project Engineering for acquisition support services, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

The blanket purchase agreements (BPAs) awarded March 25 mirror the two other agreements GSA awarded March 12 to Integrity Management and Acquisition Solutions. The purpose is to help GSA keep ahead of a large volume of business that is expected to flow through the procurement agency because of the $787 billion economic stimulus law, and officials have said they don’t expect the flow to subside after the initial phases of the spending spree.

The agency said it already has shortages in experienced acquisition employees, and the business stemming from the law will exacerbate that weakness, especially as it will come on top of GSA's regular business. "Hence the ongoing need for acquisition management support services," GSA wrote in the notice.

The BPAs are one year long with four option years and are worth an estimated $100 million, the notice states.

The first two BPAs are for use by GSA’s National Capital Region offices, and the three BPAs announced yesterday are for all 11 regional offices, the notice states.

The BPAs have been established with Integrity Management Consulting as the primary BPA holder and Acquisition Solutions and Technical and Project Engineering as the backup BPA holders for the regional offices, according to the notice.

In another matter, GSA today announced it awarded a $400 million, five-year BPA to Lockheed Martin to manage Federal Acquisition Service’s information technology system operations and program management support.

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Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.

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