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

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.

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GSA to Complete Schedule Consolidation Activities by Year’s End

The General Services Administration is continuing efforts to unify 24 schedules into one contract vehicle to support its goal of simplifying procurement procedures for agencies and offerors, FCW reported Wednesday. Alan Thomas, commissioner of the GSA Federal Acquisition Service, told attendees at an AFFIRM event that the FAS plans to complete transition activities and address "special cases” by the end of the year.

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GSA Eyes Civilian Version of DEOS Cloud Contract; Alan Thomas Quoted

The General Services Administration plans to develop a civilian counterpart of the potential $8 billion Defense Enterprise Office Solutions cloud contract, FCW reported Tuesday. Alan Thomas, commissioner of GSA's Federal Acquisition Service, said the proposed Civilian Enterprise Office Solution contract is in the early phase of development and “won't be a carbon copy of DEOS.”

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Alan Thomas: GSA to Extend Legacy Telecom Contracts to Facilitate Transition to $50B EIS Vehicle

Alan Thomas, commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, has said GSA will extend for up to three years its existing contracts for telecommunications services to give agencies enough time to transition to the potential 15-year, $50B Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract. Thomas wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the extended legacy contracts such as Networx, local service agreements and WITS will have a one-year base term and two option years.

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DOE CIO Seeks to Approach IT Programs Using Business Case Analyses

Max Everett, chief information officer of the Energy Department, has said that preparing a business case for a Technology Modernization Fund proposal has changed the way his agency approaches information technology programs. The DOE in June received $15M in funding from the TMF Board for an email cloud migration project. Part of the requirements of the project proposal was a business case analysis, MeriTalk reported Monday.

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GSA, Marine Corps Sign Performance-Based Agreement for Product & Service Acquisitions

The General Services Administration has agreed to help the U.S. Marine Corps buy technology platforms and logistics services through a performance-based contracting method.

Both parties also established the Partnership Agreement Council to identify methods to update information technology systems and manage supply chain operations for the service branch's procurement efforts, the GSA said Tuesday.

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GSA’s Alan Thomas on Technology Modernization Fund, EIS Contract

Alan Thomas, commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, told Federal News Radio in an interview published Thursday about the factors he looks for in proposals for the next round of awards under the Technology Modernization Fund. “I’m always focused on if someone will spend money with an industry partner, I’m looking at what vehicle are they using, is it shovel ready, and I tend to be a little bit of stickler on payback,” he told the station’s Ask the CIO program.
 

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