On September 1, 2015, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced that it has awarded government-wide Federal Supply Schedule Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) for identity monitoring, and data breach response and protection services.
Today, the U.S. General Service Administration and Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) posted a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the identity monitoring data breach response and protection services procurement in eBuy. A copy of those FAQs is attached.
Today, GSA and Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) posted RFQs to award both a government-wide blanket purchase agreement (BPA) and initial task order for identity monitoring data breach response and protection services on eBuy. This begins the formal procurement process for both the BPA and as well as its first order. Provided here for reference are both RFQ documents.
GSA is working with an interagency working group to competitively award new multiple award governmentwide Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA) – through GSA Schedule contracts -- to provide agencies with holistic identity theft data breach response with identity theft protection services. Read more for an update on that procurement.
As some of you under the Financial And Business Solutions (FABS) schedule 520, may have noticed, your SIP files are no longer being processed, and instead you’re being asked to fill out a Formatted Price List (FPL). This is part of an initiative by GSA, being piloted by FABS schedule 520, to streamline the electronic price list process, and to create a database whereby customer agencies can search for their desired services and compare pricing.
Is the Formatted Price List (FPL) Mandatory?
Our firm provides services on the FABS MAS 52 vehicle. Recently we have received conflicting information on whether or not SCA applies to FABS when providing remote coding services to the Department of Veteran Affairs. The below clause makes reference to financial and administrative employees being exempt. Does anyone have insight to this?
On April 2nd, GSA’s Center for Innovative Acquisition Development (CIAD) hosted a Sales Improvement Workshop for small businesses under the Financial And Business Solutions (FABS) schedule 520. A notable feature of this workshop was that this was the first one that CIAD had made accessible on-line to allow people to attend remotely.
There are no shortcuts to securing business with the federal government. Getting on GSA Schedules is merely one step in the process -- it is not a guarantee that you will get business. It takes the same level of marketing effort that you make in securing commercial business.
FABSzone is one of the many groups that collaborate on the new GSA Interact website. For those of you who are new to “interact”, it is a forum where GSA, government agencies and industry can discuss issues and find helpful hints in using GSA Schedules.
FABSzone is primarily focused on issues related to the Financial and Business Solutions (FABS) Schedule 520 and its contract holders. While on interact, we encourage you to explore and participate with other groups of interest, such as: