The General Services Administration has released a request for information as it works on a new best-in-class, multiple-award contract meant to support federal agencies’ needs for services.
The office of professional services and human capital categories within GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service started work on the BIC MAC indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in 2020 and wants the proposed services contract to help reduce contract duplication, facilitate the buying experience and reduce friction in the acquisition process through vetted open enrollment, according to the RFI posted Tuesday.
GSA wants the BIC MAC IDIQ contract to be a single contract organized by domains or groupings of related functional areas encompassing multiple codes under the North American Industry Classification System.
The agency anticipates nine to 15 domains in the contract’s initial release. Some of the general domains listed are technical and engineering, management and advisory services, research and development, financial services and business administration.
“The domains will follow a category management structure with some specialized domains based on agency needs and where category management has gaps,” the RFI reads.
Some of the specialized domains identified to date are base operations support services, C4ISR, counterintelligence and major professional services acquisitions.
GSA is also exploring the use of Small Business Reserves for BIC MAC as part of efforts to reduce contract duplication and plans to improve “competition at the task order level by eliminating price as an evaluation factor for the master IDIQ contract award.”
Responses to the RFI are due March 17.