Tag Archives: blanket purchase agreement

Jerry McGinn: Federal Government Adopting ‘All-of-the-Above’ Approach to Acquisition


Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University’s School of Business, said the federal government is implementing an “all-of-the-above” approach to procurement as it responds to the coronavirus pandemic, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday. “They are doing [Other Transaction Authorities], they are doing contract ramping, commercial production, they are doing things like the Defense Production Act, so lots of different efforts,” McGinn said of federal agencies.

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GSA Posts RFQ for IT COMET Procurement Vehicle

The General Services Administration has issued a request for quotations for a multiple-award blanket purchase agreement covering vendor offerings to support the agency's information technology modernization initiative. GSA said Tuesday in a FedBizOpps notice it posted the RFQ on its eBuy portal and is scheduled to conclude the first step in the solicitation process on July 1.

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GSA Issues RFQ for Centers of Excellence Program’s Discovery & Assessment BPA

The General Services Administration has begun to seek bids for a blanket purchase agreement in support of first phase discovery and assessment initiatives under the Centers of Excellence program. GSA said Tuesday the request for quote includes a challenge question to assess a vendor’s technical capabilities in a functional area; a scenario question to evaluate a vendor’s ability to collaborate with federal employees and other contractors in a cross-functional team; and another factor to test a contractor’s ability to send a response with regard to one functional area.

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