Agencies handling governmentwide acquisition contracts are extending their work hours in response to a potential increase in orders this month, FCW reported Friday. Joanne Woytek, manager for NASA's Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contract vehicle, noted that the federal micro-purchase threshold’s increase from $3,500 to $10,000 may result in more customers leveraging the flexibility of credit cards compared to delivery orders.
Glynis Fisher, deputy director of the National Institutes of Health's Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center, added that while she anticipates the amount of orders to be comparable to prior years, she expects to see additional work across the center’s three contract vehicles for information technology services.
According to a General Services Administration spokesperson, task orders under the agency's Alliant 2 and VETS 2 vehicles have increased and awards may be issued before the month’s end. The spokesman told FCW that GSA expects a busy ordering period for the Alliant 2, VETS 2 and 8(a) STARS II vehicles this month.