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Deltek’s Derek Johnson: New York Could Set Trend With Procurement Umbrella Contract Plans

Deltek's Derek Johnson: New York Could Set Trend With Procurement Umbrella Contract Plans - top government contractors - best government contracting event

DeltekThe state of New York is considering establishing an umbrella contract for state and local governments’ information technology procurement, a move that could streamline the state’s procurement process and consolidate contracting opportunities, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

Deltek‘s Derek Johnson, a general government services analyst at the firm, reports that New York’s Office of General Services has issued a request for information on the potential of such a contract.

The umbrella contract would cover project-based IT consulting services; manufacturer-based communications and telecommunications equipment, cloud, on-premises software and connectivity services; and other hardware and software.

“While the establishment of an IT umbrella contract would not nullify or replace any existing state contracts (at least not right away), it could have a dramatic effect on the kind of agency procurements that make up a significant percentage of non-term contract spending,” writes Johnson.

He adds that it could also set a trend for the procurement processes of other states.

Draft requests for proposals have already been issued on July 10 for two of the three contracting opportunities under the umbrella contract.

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