Alan Thomas: GSA Seeks to Deliver Better Tools to Acquisition Workforce via COMET Vehicle

Jeff Brody
Alan Thomas

Alan Thomas, commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, said the 12 blanket purchase agreements awarded through the CIO Modernization and Enterprise Transformation contract reflect the agency’s effort to modernize the systems it uses to facilitate the acquisition of $50 billion worth of products and services each year from over 20,000 industry partners.

“Our goal was to introduce more competition and new industry perspectives while still retaining some deep experience with our current environment,” Thomas wrote in a blog post published Friday. “The way we structured COMET will enable us to achieve this goal,” he added.

Earlier this month, GSA awarded eight large companies and four small businesses spots on the COMET contract for information technology services. Thomas said FAS will use the COMET contract vehicle to further improve its enterprise IT requirements and deliver better tools to the acquisition workforce.

“We’ll also use COMET to modernize our fleet management and personal property management capabilities,” he added.

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