GSA Schedules

GSA plans BPAs with green IT in mind

Several blanket purchase agreements for IT products also will push contractors to be more green.

Hughes to provide government with managed broadband services

Hughes Network Systems believes that it can use its commercial satellite and DSL technologies to be a player in the federal broadband space.

Google sues Interior over cloud RFQ

Google and a cloud partner have sued the government alleging that an Interior Department RFQ unfairly excludes Google.

CACI to build VA’s electronic health care database

CACI International Inc. will develop an electronic health care database for the Veterans Affairs Department through a General Services Administration Schedule 70 blanket purchase agreement worth $91 million over five years.

CACI books $40M contract with Library of Congress

CACI International Inc. will continue providing content management and delivery support for the Library of Congress under a five-year, $40 million prime contract.

GSA's IG warns of risky acquisition support

As contracting increases and the acquisition workforce doesn't grow, agencies are looking for backup.

GSA's Williams disputes IG charge of missed contract discounts

Williams said GSA has no evidence of a widespread problem of vendors submitting incorrect invoices.

Procurement panel slams price reduction clause for services

The Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel offers 20 recommendations on how to improve GSA Schedules program.

GSA’s IT Services chief lays out route to success

In part 1 of a three-part interview, Edward O'Hare lays out his strategy for making the various parts of the Federal Acquisition Services IT Services division work together and step one is communications.

GSA disaster recovery program gains momentum

Companies reported their highest quarterly sales increases from July to September 2009.

SAIC infuses VA blood bank with tech support

Science Applications International Corp. will provide technical support to the Veterans Affairs Department under a five-year award that could be worth as much as $14 million.

Senate bill would expand access to GSA schedules for states

States and local governments may get access to the General Services Administration’s schedules program so they can get ready for an oncoming disaster, according to a new bill.

New rule on task-order protests not causing problems, panel says

Officials instrumental in the creation of the year-old federal task-order protest rule say the new regulation has caused few problems and resulted in only a small increase in the number of cases sent to the Government Accountability Office for adjudication.

CSC to assist GSA with cyber investigations training

CSC will design and teach cybersecurity courses for the General Service Administration under a new $85 million contract.

American Systems upgrades USDA communications

American Systems will modernize communications for the Agriculture Department under a blanket purchase agreement that has a potential value of $20 million.

ITS to upgrade State telecommunications worldwide

QinetiQ North America’s ITS Corp. subsidiary will upgrade the State Department’s telecommunications system under a five-year contract that has a maximum value of $100 million.

Services reinvigorated GSA schedules program

When GSA added services to Schedule 70, it changed agencies' perception of the program and opened a new market for government contractors.