$5.3 Billion RFQ Issued by the GSA
On Monday, the GSA issued RFQ835999 for Microsoft system, application, server, enterprise, online and premier software and support services. This is a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for Schedule 70 vendors. Multiple five year contracts will be awarded with a potential value of $5.3 billion.
The Federal Strategic Sourcing effort is opening this RFQ as an expansion effort to enter into the software world and conquer the best IT products. The GSA issued the RFQ and asks potential Schedule 70 vendors to begin bidding as soon as possible. This new BPA will serve to cover perpetual software licenses, maintaining IT software, and professional services for whichever vendors are awarded the BPA.
The GSA issues this RFQ as an opportunity to “reduce the federal government’s total cost of ownership of Microsoft software and services by offering reduced pricing, optimized terms and conditions, and improved license structure over what exists in the current FSS 70 contracts.” The GSA is attempting to reduce their numerous contracts to a single set of agreements that can procure the future of Microsoft software usage for all government agencies. Schedule 70 vendors should also note that new BPA for Microsoft will be under the GSA’s SmartBuy program, which allows agencies to pay less for software and support services.
Vendors seeking more information need to access their eBuy accounts to view the offering.