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Laura Stanton: On-Ramps, No-Price Awards Among Features GSA Wants for Polaris GWAC

Laura Stanton

Laura Stanton, assistant commissioner for the office of information technology category at the General Services Administration’s (GSA)  Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), said GSA is looking to integrate key features to the Polaris governmentwide acquisition contract for small IT businesses. Those features include on-ramps, access to emerging technologies and no-price awards with pricing negotiated at the task order level to drive competition.

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Laura Stanton: GSA Eyes Cloud Marketplace

Laura Stanton

Laura Stanton, assistant commissioner for the office of information technology category at the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), said GSA plans to introduce a cloud marketplace that could be used by federal agencies as a one-stop shop for cloud platforms. "We keep hearing that agencies have to go multiple places to buy cloud," Stanton said.

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GSA to Re-award $5.5B Second Generation IT BPAs; Sonny Hashmi Quoted

Sonny Hashmi

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 BPAs will be available for use by all agencies across 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.

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Laura Stanton: IT Category at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service Reports Over $30B in FY 2020 Revenue

Laura Stanton

Laura Stanton, assistant commissioner for the office of Information Technology category at the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), said the IT category recorded more than $30 billion in fiscal 2020 revenue, up from the previous fiscal year’s $26.5 billion. “Out of that, we also provided more than $2 billion in savings and cost avoidance to the customers out of ITC alone,” she added.

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GSA’s Allen Hill, Laura Stanton on Plans for Enterprise Contract Vehicles in 2021

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The General Services Administration (GSA) plans to issue a Civilian Enterprise Office Solutions (CEOS) contract as it works to develop the Polaris vehicle for small businesses. Laura Stanton, assistant commissioner of ITC, added that the GSA is concurrently planning to release a draft of the Polaris contract  “in the fairly near future”.

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Laura Stanton Offers Update on GSA’s STARS III, Polaris Small Business IT GWACs

Laura Stanton

Laura Stanton, assistant commissioner of the office of information technology category at the General Services Administration (GSA), said GSA plans to award the potential $50 billion STARS III governmentwide acquisition contract set aside for small IT businesses in fiscal year 2021. Stanton said a draft solicitation for another small business IT GWAC, Polaris, will be released soon on the beta SAM website.

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Laura Stanton Promoted to Full-Time IT Category Assistant Commissioner at GSA

Laura Stanton

Laura Stanton, a long-time officer with the General Services Administration (GSA), has been appointed to serve as the agency's assistant commissioner for information technology category on a full-time basis. Stanton said she has been with GSA for 23 years and looks forward to continuing her work with the agency.

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GSA Launches ITAU Training Platform for Government IT Acquisition Workforce; Laura Stanton Quoted

Laura Stanton

The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) IT and acquisition experts, within the administration’s Information Technology Category, have developed the IT Acquisition University (ITAU), an online training solution for professionals within government IT acquisition, the GSA reported on Thursday

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GSA Raises STARS II Ceiling Value to $22B; Emily Murphy, Laura Stanton Quoted

Emily Murphy

The General Services Administration (GSA) has raised the ceiling of its 8(a) Streamlined Technology Application Resource for Services (STARS) II contract from $15 billion to $22 billion, the agency reported on Wednesday. GSA STARS II is a small business set-aside Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) that has provided flexible access to customized IT services and IT-services-based solutions.

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