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2nd Generation Information Technology (2GIT) BPA Announcement

Background

Over the course of two years, GSA worked with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to better understand their IT procurement requirements and demonstrate the benefits of using GSA to build a next generation contract solution for IT hardware and software, ancillary supplies, and services. USAF’s current contract solution, NETCENTS-2 IT Products, expires in November 2019.

In 2018, GSA and the U.S. Air Force signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU)  which laid the groundwork for us to establish multiple award Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) for their requirements.

The 2GIT BPA will replace the NETCENTS-2 IT Products IDIQ contract and is expected to be available to all DoD, federal government agencies, state, local, and tribal governments to purchase IT, security, and law enforcement products and services offered through specific Schedule contracts. Cooperative Purchasing allows eligible entities to purchase from approved industry partners, at any time, for any reason, using any funds available. GSA’s Cooperative Purchasing program.

Benefits:

The benefits of 2GIT extend government-wide. Benefits include:

  • Category Management Principles
  • Rapid IT acquisition solutions for the customers
  • Better pricing
  • Improved supply chain risk management and supplier risk management
  • Increase of authorized resellers of major OEMs
  • Maximizing price competition for OEMs products under IT Schedule 70
  • Increased small business participation
  • Increase in collection of prices paid data for IT
  • Ability to track savings
  • Reduction of duplicative contracts and administrative burden
  • Complimentary Customer Support and Training; On-site and Virtual

 

Request for Quote

GSA’s IT Schedule 70 Program has issued the solicitation for its 2nd Generation Information Technology (2GIT) Multiple Award Blanket Purchase Agreements on March 4, 2019.  The BPAs will consist of 5 distinct BPA Line Items (BLINs) allowing vendors to compete in specialized information technology categories.  

The five distinct BPA Line Items are: 

  • BPA Line Item One – Data Center (Compute/Store)
  • BPA Line Item Two – End User
  • BPA Line Item Three – Network (Connect)
  • BPA Line Item Four – Radio Equipment
  • BPA Line Item Five - Order Level Material (OLM)

 

You can locate the solicitation at the following sites:

 

The forthcoming 2GIT BPAs will provide the Government a fast and effective way to order IT hardware and software commodities, ancillary supplies and services at discounted prices with prompt, cost-effective delivery, while capturing economies of scale, fostering markets for sustainable technologies and environmentally preferable products, while simplifying data collection.

Groups audience: 

Air Force and all GSA Schedule 70 Industry Partners and Agency Buyer - 2nd Generation Information Technology (2GIT) BPA Forum

2GIT Pre-Quotation Conference 2019

 

A 2GIT Pre-Quotation Conference will be held as a virtual event on March 14, 2019 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm EST.  To participate in this event, please register at the following link: https://meet.gsa.gov/egk8clhwj44z/event/event_info.

 

The goal of the Pre-Quotation Conference is to communicate with industry on the scope of the BPAs, discuss the RFQ, reply to questions and provide an estimated timeline for the award of the BPAs.

It is strongly encouraged that questions be submitted in advance of the Pre-Quotation Conference to it70acquisitions@gsa.gov.  Questions and answers will be posted after the meeting through various channels.  Please see Section 1.9.1 of the 2GIT RFQ for question submission formatting requirements.   

 
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