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GSA and OPM Lower HCaTS Contract Access Fee From 2 to 0.75 Percent

GSA is pleased to announce it is lowering the Contract Access Fee (CAF) for the Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) program from 2 percent to 0.75 percent effective August 1, 2018. The HCaTS program, which has been awarded through a partnership between the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Human Resources Solutions (HRS) Division since 2016, is one of numerous existing partnerships between GSA and OPM.


By lowering the fee, we will make the program more competitive and allow federal customers to better utilize HRS’s subject matter expertise and GSA’s contracting expertise by accessing this best-in-class solution. Better leveraging this solution and enhancing the delivery of human capital operation services is emblematic of the value we can deliver to customer agencies through HRS’s transfer from OPM to GSA through the administration’s government reform plan.  


Federal agencies can use HCaTS to procure contract support in three key service areas:

  • Customized Training and Development Services
  • Customized Human Capital Strategy Services
  • Customized Organizational Performance Improvement

To learn more about the specific categories within the key service areas, please visit gsa.gov/hcats.


Action required for HCaTS Contractors:

  • Notify the Ordering Contracting Officer (OCOs) for any task orders expected to be awarded on and after Aug 1, 2018, to adjust the CAF to 0.75%.  
  • For any task orders expected to exercise option year on or after Aug 1, 2018, CAF must be adjusted to 0.75%.
  • Review the attached HCaTS FactSheet and update your marketing materials/website informations to reflect the changes

Please note that the CAF remains as 2% for any HCaTS task orders awarded before August 1, 2018. Questions? Contact hcats@gsa.gov



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