The General Services Administration wants to collaborate with other agencies to consolidate duplicative government professional services contracts in an effort to increase the federal purchasing power, Federal News Radio reported Friday.
Jared Serbu writes GSA found that about $26 million in service contracts are scheduled to expire at the end of 2016.
“We either need to be using the ones we already have at an agency level or moving the work to GSA Schedules or One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services” programs, Tiffany Hixson, Region IX commissioner at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, told the station.
The U.S. Army, Air Force and the Department of Homeland Security have committed to spend a large proportion of their service procurement budgets through the OASIS contract vehicle.
GSA offered the three organizations a sliding-scale fee structure and advisory support in a move to encourage them to use the contracting tool more, according to Serbu’s article.
Hixson added the GSA is looking to implement a similar pricing model for big government users of its Schedules vehicle, the station reports.