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GSA Updates Special Item Number for Cloud Services on IT Schedule 70

The General Services Administration revised a special item number on IT Schedule 70 to provide federal agencies access to information technology professional services related to cloud adoption and management. The updated Cloud SIN 132-40 includes labor categories and services associated with cloud-related work such as assessment of cloud platforms, workload refactoring, migration of legacy systems to the cloud, DevOps and development of cloud-based applications, GSA said Monday.

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GSA Aims to Update Cloud Special Item Number on IT Schedule 70

The General Services Administration has announced plans to implement changes to a special item number for cloud platforms and services on the Information Technology Schedule 70. A FedBizOpps notice posted Monday says the proposed changes to SIN 132-40 include the addition of IT professional services to help agencies facilitate cloud adoption and migration efforts.

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Tiffany Hixson: GSA Advances Performance-Based Approach in Service Procurements

Tiffany Hixson, assistant commissioner of the office of professional and human capital services at the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, has said she believes the government should adopt a performance-based approach when it comes to services procurement, Federal News Radio reported Friday. “Traditional strategic sourcing proposals based on price …

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GAO Evaluates DoD’s Efforts to Develop Inventory Monitoring Strategy

The Defense Department is working to implement eight open recommendations from the Government Accountability Office on issues regarding the inventory of contracted services such as the development of a strategy to compile the inventory and define roles of stakeholders. A GAO study published Monday says DoD faces issues such as an underlying inventory …

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GAO: Coordination Key to Identify DoD’s Professional Services Acquisition Needs

A Government Accountability Office report says the Defense Department should establish a coordinated approach for military organizations to forecast and manage funding requirements for professional services contracts. GAO said Thursday it found that DoD obligated about $85 billion for the acquisition of research and development, facility management and knowledge-based services during fiscal 2014, …

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Soraya Correa: DHS Preps Professional Services Vendors for Agency’s OASIS Vehicle Transition

The Department of Homeland Security has started to prepare for its adoption of a General Services Administration-run professional services contract vehicle as part of DHS’ strategic sourcing efforts, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes DHS asked its Technical, Acquisition and Business Support Services vendors to collaborate with providers under GSA’s …

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John Felleman: GSA Adds New Interactive Tools on Acquisition Gateway Site

The General Services Administration has implemented multiple interactive and decision support tools on its online portal for federal procurement employees, according to John Felleman, senior innovation specialist for GSA’s Acquisition Gateway. Felleman wrote in a blog article published Monday that GSA developed Project Center, Solutions Finder and eBuy Open tools for gateway users to manage acquisition …

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GSA: Acquisition Gateway Now Has 17 Category Hallways

The General Services Administration has unveiled the availability of 17 category hallways on the agency Acquisition Gateway online portal as part of GSA’s efforts to streamline government acquisition initiatives. John Felleman, senior innovation specialist for the Acquisition Gateway, wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday that the hallways work to help contracting …

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Tiffany Hixson: GSA Moves Forward with Professional Services Contract Vehicles Consolidation

The General Services Administration is working with industry to implement a consolidated professional services contract schedule for vendors and customer agencies by November, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Tiffany Hixson, professional services category executive at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, said the consolidation effort is aimed to make …

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