The General Services Administration has revised a special item number on its Professional Services Schedule in an effort to meet the rising demand for identity protection services and changing requirements of federal agency customers.
GSA’s office of professional services and human capital categories renamed SIN 520-20 on PSS as Data Breach Response and Identity Protection Services in an effort to provide agencies flexibility to tailor services based on their specific requirements, the agency said Wednesday.
SIN 520-20 currently covers credit monitoring services, risk mitigation and assessment services, data breach analysis and independent risk analysis.
Under the redefined SIN, ordering agencies could gain access to services related to identity notification and monitoring of personally identifiable information and protected health information; protection of the confidentiality of PHI and PII; identity restoration support; and identity theft insurance.
GSA plans to include the rebranded SIN 520-20 in its next solicitation refresh that is expected to be released by the middle of October.
The agency will also transition from current blanket purchase agreements to the redefined SIN as the ordering mechanism for identity protection services once it secures a large pool of vendors to facilitate competition.