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Professional Services Office Hours: Overview of GSA's Identity Protection Services Blanket Purchase Agreements

Date: 
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 1:00 PM
Location: 
Virtual
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Join us for the April 2016 Professional Services virtual Office Hours for the federal acquisition community. This month Contracting Officer Tami Grant will provide an overview and Q&A of GSA’s Identify Protection Services Blanket Purchase Agreements.

Date:    April 14, 2016
Time:    1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PT)
Host:    GSA Professional Services Program Management Office

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On September 1, 2015, GSA awarded government-wide Federal Supply Schedule Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) for identity monitoring, and data breach response and protection services. These BPAs give federal agencies access to a pool of well-qualified contractors capable of providing the services needed to mitigate potential damage to those affected by data breaches and other personnel security matters. The BPAs will be available to agencies for the next five years and have an estimated value of $500 million.

Under the BPAs, which are in effect for five years, federal agencies have access to a variety of identity protection services including: consumer credit reports, address verification reports, and credit risk assessments, as well as identity restoration services involving suspected or actual breaches of sensitive personally identifiable information. Any warranted Contracting Officer from authorized users of the Schedules program, within the scope of their delegated procurement authorities, may place orders against the BPA(s).

About Office Hours: GSA's Professional Services Category monthly Office Hours are designed to address federal customer agency questions about professional services acquisition. The Office Hours focus on a variety of professional service acquisition solutions such as OASIS and OASIS Small Business, the Professional Services Schedule consolidation, Blanket Purchase Agreement evaluation factors, NAICS codes and set asides, and more.

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