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GSA to Unveil Cloud-Based Contract Writing Platform Via Common Acquisition Platform Initiative

digital governmentThe General Services Administration plans to launch a cloud-based platform designed to help federal agencies facilitate the contract writing process and integrate with federal financial shared service providers as part of the Common Acquisition Platform program.

GSA said Tuesday it expects to roll out the CAP Contract Writing System-as-a-Service application by the third quarter of 2017.

The agency will offer CWSS as a shared service that will work to help program and contracting officers create requisitions, publish solicitation and award contracts as well as provide notifications on the workflow process.

GSA will oversee the provision of the commercial-off-the-shelf tool to agencies through a contract with Distributed Solutions.

Kevin Youel Page, deputy commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, said the CWSS platform seeks to reflect the CAP program’s “buy-as-one” government-wide approach to procurement.

The cloud-based CWSS tool also features a firm-fixed-price software-as-a-service model and supports compliance with financial management guidelines and federal procurement data standards.

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