GSA seeks input on cloud services contract

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What: An invitation to collaborate on the General Services Administration’s upcoming blanket purchase agreement for cloud services.

Why: With the expiration of the first governmentwide cloud computing contract (the infrastructure-as-a-service BPA) and a looming August expiration date for the email-as-a-service BPA, GSA is developing a new cloud acquisition vehicle for federal agencies, including the Defense Department.

GSA released a request for information for the Cloud Contract Fostering Innovation in Government (Cloud ConFIG) in February, and in late March, it issued a "scope statement" that says the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract would cover "all cloud computing services and cloud computing service-based solutions."

“The contract encompasses all components necessary for implementing a complete cloud computing solution while allowing ancillary services for planning, development, implementation and support,” according to the statement. “The contract shall support all cloud computing service models including infrastructure-, platform- and software as-a-service and all deployment models such as public, private, community and hybrid.”

GSA plans to release a draft request for proposals this year. In the meantime, it is inviting government and industry stakeholders to provide input and feedback on the developing contract.

Click here to read the announcement.

Posted by Mark Rockwell on Mar 31, 2016 at 10:23 AM


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