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GSA releases RFI on the proposed Agile Delivery Services BPA – Industry Feedback Needed!

Today, GSA released an RFI on the proposed Agile Delivery Services Blanket purchase agreement (BPA) on  FedBizOpps and  GSA's eBuy.   For many years, Federal government and industry have known that to remain competitive, software acquisition must keep pace with technology cycles.  Though technology cycles run in one to three year cycles, in today’s dynamic environment, software acquisition must be faster and more flexible.

To shift the software procurement paradigm, GSA’s 18F Team and the Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS) is collaborating on the establishment of a BPA that will feature vendors who specialize in Agile Delivery Services.  The goal of the proposed BPA is to decrease software acquisition cycles to less than four weeks (from solicitation to contract) and expedite the delivery of a minimum viable product (MVP) within three months or less.   

This project will be conducted in a phased approach, but some of the unique elements being used to develop the BPA are:

  • Start Lean - Streamline the process...use proven methods to ensure success
  • Show Us - Have vendors demonstrate their Agile capabilities and ability to meet this need
  • Onboarding Support -  Provide an outreach program to support vendors throughout the process
  • Periodic On-ramping, Off-ramping - Create flexibility, increase efficiency and improve effectiveness
  • Small Business Friendly - Encourage work to be performed in small, rapid, independent increments

GSA is requesting feedback from industry and other key stakeholders.  To view  the official Agile Delivery Services RFI, please visit  FedBizOpps.  The RFI will be open for review and comment until Friday, January 23rd.

To continue the momentum on this initiative, GSA will be hosting an onsite Agile Delivery Services Industry Day on January 27th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET.  Pre-registration is required and seating is limited so Register Here!

For more information on the proposed Agile Delivery Services BPA or the upcoming Industry Day, please email Mr. Hassan Harris at Hassan.harris@gsa.gov

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