The General Services Administration hosted an industry day Tuesday to brief contractors about the agency’s new blanket purchase agreement for agile information technology services, Nextgov reported Wednesday.
Jack Moore writes GSA could issue a request for quote for an agile development services BPA later this month and the program’s initial phase would only be available to the agency’s 18F digital services team.
GSA will put agile-only acquisition tool on its IT Schedule 70, according to Moore.
The agency plans to select up to 20 contractors to participate in the alpha phase and then release an RFQ for a government-wide version of the BPA in September before it chooses 20 vendors again for that account in December or early next year.
Moore reports the acquisition program will also have a 24-hour challenge for participating companies to develop and submit software for GSA’s evaluation.