The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will re-award its 2nd Generation Information Technology (2GIT) Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs), which have an estimated value of $5.5 billion over five years, the agency reported on Tuesday. The BPAs will be available for use by all agencies across the federal government.
“2GIT will deliver great value across the federal government. It serves as an example of GSA developing IT solutions that cater to agencies’ current and future requirements with supply chain risk management as a key feature,” said GSA assistant commissioner of Information Technology Category Laura Stanton.
GSA developed the 2GIT solution in collaboration with the U.S. Air Force, and it will extend the benefits of a Best-in-Class (BIC) IT Products purchasing solution to the federal government.
The 2GIT solution will deliver a reliable, flexible, fast and efficient way to procure best-value solutions for complex IT hardware requirements. The BPAs will provide a streamlined process for purchasing IT hardware and software products and services through GSA Advantage!.
In addition, 2GIT provides access to a comprehensive set of IT products and ancillary services from pre-vetted industry partners and includes supply chain risk management assurances, as well as on-site and virtual customer support and training.
“Increasing access for small businesses and under-served communities within federal acquisition is an important goal for GSA,” said Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) commissioner and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, Sonny Hashmi.
Of the 70 industry partners, more than 50 are small businesses. “Small and disadvantaged businesses form an important component of the federal contracting community, and GSA will continue to identify and elevate opportunities for them to bring their expertise and innovation to support the federal government,” Hashmi continued.
Hashimi will deliver a keynote speech at GovCon Wire’s Modernizing Federal Acquisition Forum on April 15. To register for the virtual forum and view other upcoming events, visit the GovConWire Events page.