Joanne Woytek, program manager for NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement governmentwide acquisition contract, said there has been an increase in the use of the SEWP contract vehicle for information technology services during the coronavirus pandemic, Federal News Network reported Friday.
“This past month [March] was a very good one. We grew 25% as compared to last month and we saw 40% more orders going through [the] system, with a busy time especially near end of March,” Woytek said.
She said her office has advanced the use of one-day turnaround as a tool to speed up the acquisition process and help agencies meet COVID-19 response requirements.
“When we started interacting with some of our customers with emergency needs because of the coronavirus issues, they were asking if they could get quicker turnaround,” Woytek said. “Our default outside of September is usually a minimum of three days for a request for quotes. We did decide to switch to allow for that one day turnaround as we do in September.”