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  • Integrations Blogger
    Greetings! Since the launch of the Integrations Industry Community in November 2011, GSA’s goal has been to provide industry with as much information as possible about this exciting new business offering. As Director of Acquisition Operations in the Office of General Supplies and Services, I would like to join the conversation for the first time and take this opportunity to personally update you regarding the progress of Integrations.
     
    Last Activity: 3/21/2012 11:52 AM
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    MCGroupInc
    Welcome Jim. Previously there has been some discussion on this blog re strategy.  Many small businesses are in favor of a phased proposal process which lowers the cost for lots of firms and also can make it a bit easier for gov't evaluators....Read More
    Integrations Blogger
    Thank you for your feedback concerning a phased approach to the proposal process, we will consider this as we move forward with the acquisition strategy.  Integrations awards will be limited to best-in-class contractors and, unlike the MAS program,...Read More
    T Payton
    As a small business, I am very encouraged by this forum and glad to see the executive level participation and the topics initiated by the Integrations Blogger.Exciting stuff.
    Integrations Blogger
    Thank you, Trena! I am excited to be a part of this exciting new acquisition solution. GSA is committed to making the contract development process as transparent as possible, and ensure maximum participation by agencies and industry throughout this...Read More
  • Integrations Blogger
    Welcome back to the Integrations blog!
     
    Last Activity: 3/9/2012 2:03 PM
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    MCGroupInc
    Lisa, any broad information at this time on what some of the big milestones might be as you move forward to publish an RFP?
    Integrations Blogger
     Thank you for your interest in Integrations. First, let me correct the assumption. Integrations is not a GWAC; it is a multi-agency, multiple award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity task and delivery order contract. GWACs are for Information...Read More
  • Integrations Blogger
     
    Last Activity: 2/27/2012 3:02 PM
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    Integrations Blogger
    Thank you for two more creative suggestions for renaming Integrations.  Both are thought-provoking!  We are also interested in one-word names that are not acronyms but that evoke the sense of the acquisition - kind of like FUSION does.  ...Read More
    CRyan
    Professional Service Solutions and Technology: PSST Also, if you just want a word that captures the idea, but has not been overused, how about "immix?"
    Integrations Blogger
    Thank you for your interest in renaming Integrations.  Immix will be considered along with the other suggestions we have received.
    eterhaar
    I do like the name "Fusion", however here are some "one-word" ideas to consider that are not necessarily acronyms.  All somewhat play off the idea of "coming together", "one" and/or "integrate...Read More
    Integrations Blogger
    Thank you for your many suggestions of new names for Integrations.  We value your input!
  • Integrations Blogger
    Welcome back to the Integrations blog! GSA received some questions regarding the program that we'd like to answer publicly so that everyone has the same information:
     
    Last Activity: 2/24/2012 11:26 AM
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  • Integrations Blogger
    FAS Commissioner Steven Kempf signed the internal business case for this program which provides the ‘go ahead’ for the development of what we believe will be a groundbreaking approach to the way government acquires complex, integrated professional services, with supporting IT components. Over the coming weeks and months we will: 1. Establish a name for this program. Thanks to the many of you that have already provided your ideas and input.
     
    Last Activity: 2/21/2012 8:46 AM
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    Last Activity: 2/21/2012 8:13 AM
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  • Integrations Blogger
    Welcome back to the Integrations Blog! This week I would like to follow on to a previous blog post regarding mission-related categories for the Integrations solicitation. To recap the previous posting: During GSA's analysis, the following professional service disciplines were identified as most often required when acquiring complex, integrated professional service requirements with an Information Technology component:
     
    Last Activity: 2/9/2012 2:42 PM
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    Mark Youman
    Complex projects require an effective combination of mission-area consulting services (e.g. health, disaster management, environment) with world-class technical expertise. (e.g. engineering, training, program management, logistics). We agree that the...Read More
    Integrations Blogger
    Thank you for your thoughtful response on how to improve the mission categories I presented in my blog as well as the idea of utilizing the FEA Groupings.  I will incorporate your suggestions into the presentation of the concept of mission related...Read More
  • Integrations Blogger
    Welcome back to the Integrations weekly blog!
     
    Last Activity: 2/1/2012 8:59 AM
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    schacko712
    Hi Lisa,Can you give us an update on where the business case is now and how long it might take to get approved?
    Integrations Blogger
    Thank you for your interest in Integrations. The status of the business case is that it is not yet approved. FAS is making sure we are well-aligned internally. I would expect a decision to be made in the coming weeks.
  • Integrations Blogger
    Hello and welcome back to the Integrations Blog!
     
    Last Activity: 1/26/2012 9:49 AM
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    ctopper
    Hi Lisa,How about using IdeaScale?  It is already a tool used by GSA, and that would be a nice tie in that you would use an IT tool to gather feedback from industry on a procurement that is IT based.  You could post the draft documents and...Read More
    Integrations Blogger
    Thank you for an innovative method to receive feedback from industry on Integrations. We will look into the capabilities and flexibilities of this tool. Just to clarify, Integrations is intended to respond to complex, integrated professional service...Read More
  • Integrations Blogger
    Happy New Year and welcome back to the Integrations blog!
     
    Last Activity: 1/5/2012 12:42 PM
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