The FBI has informed vendors it can now take over responsibility for the execution of the award phase for its follow-on Information Technology Supplies and Support Services blanket purchase agreement, as a result of increased bureau procurement staffing and experience.
According to a notice published Tuesday, the FBI’s move comes 14 months after its initial partnership with the General Services Administration to run the ITSSS-2 BPA contracting process amid the bureau’s workforce challenges.
The ITSSS-2 BPA will be a contract vehicle for the FBI and other agencies within the Department of Justice to purchase IT services from a qualified pool of vendors.
Vendors and other interested stakeholders can submit their feedback, ideas or suggestions to the designated email address and plans to release monthly status checks on the procurement process for the BPA.
The bureau expects to hold an industry engagement in late spring, release the final request for quotes in mid-summer and award the ITSSS-2 BPA within calendar year 2023.
Deltek reported the BPA could be worth between $5 billion and $7 billion and would cover workplace solutions and services; business application solutions; emerging technologies; communications, geospatial analysis, audio and video services; infrastructure; and other IT services.