GSA puts Integrations contract at $48B
- By Matthew Weigelt
- Feb 22, 2012
General Services Administration officials have set a $48 billion ceiling on its new professional services contract called Integrations, a spokeswoman said Feb. 22.
Integrations will be a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for professional services and other types of services. It'll be open for use across the government.
GSA is designing the contract vehicle to address needs for professional services that span several areas that are often difficult to specify or quantify before making an award. However, the contract will elevate risk as a result, Lisa Maguire, Integrations Program manager, wrote on her Integrations Blogger’s Blog.
Mary Davie, assistant Federal Acquisition Service commissioner for the Integrated Technology Service, said GSA’s Schedules program offers technology and other professional services on an a la carte basis. But agencies want more.
“Agencies have asked us to provide a total professional services solution, which often requires acquisition of multiple services across separate functional areas,” she wrote Feb. 21 on her Great Government Through Technology blog.
Steve Kempf, FAS commissioner, signed off on Maguire's internal business case for Integrations in early February.
Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.