On August 19, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced that it will accept revised proposals for Alliant 2 Small Business (SB) – a 10-year, $15 billion, small business contract. Alliant 2 SB is only open to offerors who initially applied for the vehicle, so if you applied last time around, you must re-submit this time.
This week on Off the Shelf, Jason Miller, executive editor for the Federal News Network, takes a look back at the big Federal procurement events, stories and programs that made news over a long, hot summer.
By the end of next year, all organizations working with the government will have a new identifier. This major shift has generated some questions, which GSA is trying to answer.
Doing your laundry isn’t fun, it is a chore. The same can be said about the RFP process for your new ERP. I am not going to tell you there is a way to make it fun, but there are ways to make it faster and less onerous. Like laundry, an RFP can be a heavy load to undertake, but it can also be a light load. It may even be a quick few steps. It is important to do it right though, since you don’t want to start again with a rewash or RFP reissue.
SOURCE: “Do Your RFP Like Your Laundry”
As we’ve continued to explore how enterprises make buying decisions, we’ve discovered that the biggest challenges often exist within the buying team. Fundamentally, for all we talk about buying processes, many organizations don’t really have one. Or at least one they execute consistently. Instead, it is a mix of practices, politics, and “gut feel.” The end result is that many buying teams have regrets about what their buying decisions almost immediately. This puts them on a path to marginal success at best.
Topics discussed include:
- end-of-FY spending for IT expected to top $18 billion, along with an increase of use of the micropurchase card (new spending limit of $10,000)
- Assisted Acquisitions Service at NIH closing abruptly
- NITAAC issues and rumors
- GSA IG weighing in on TDR program
- GSA Schedule consolidation target date of Oct 1 closing in
- the latest on JEDI
- FY 2020 to kick off with yet another CR
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The largest governmentwide acquisition contracts expect the end of the fiscal 2019 buying season will top last year’s and are extending hours of operation to accommodate demand.