Two firms win BPAs for stimulus support services

Acquisition Solutions and Integrity Management Consulting won contracts this week to help the General Services Administration with the expected flood of money from the Recovery Act.

Agencies will likely funnel much of their spending under the Recovery Act through GSA contract vehicles.

The blanket purchase agreements for acquisition support services were announced through a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

The BPAs are for one base year and four options years and are worth $100 million based on the expected revenue from all of the regions' similar contracts, which GSA expects to award soon, the notice states.

GSA will use the agreements to support specific projects related to the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The BPAs will also save money by finding discounts through agencywide mass purchases, the notice states.

All GSA offices, including the Federal Acquisition Service and Public Building Service, can use a primary and a backup BPA specifically established for their region of the country. GSA said it anticipates awarding in the near future the primary and backup BPAs for the remaining 10 GSA regions.

Integrity Management Consulting holds the primary BPA and Acquisition Solutions has the backup BPA for GSA’s National Capital Region and Central Office.

As agencies spend their economic stimulus money, GSA is preparing for a long-term influx of support services. It said it expects agencies’ need for its acquisition services encompasses more than the initial spending spree.

President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package became law Feb. 17.

The BPAs are through GSA’s Mission Oriented Business Integration Services Schedule contract. GSA can use the BPAs with Recovery Act funds or other purse sources, the notice states.

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Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.

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