New Government-Wide Initiative Changes the Way Desktop/Laptop Computing Devices are Procured
CHESTERFIELD (ST. LOUIS), MO – August 2, 2017 — ABM Federal, a specialist in providing IT products and services to the Federal Government, announced today it has been awarded a sole-source government-wide contract to provide HP Desktop and Laptop Computers under the GSA 2017 AdvantageSelect “Desktops and Laptops” contract. This is part of a government-wide initiative to substantially streamline the procurement of standard personal computing devices and drive down costs.
This contract is a 1-year Blanket Purchase Agreement under BPA # GS-26F-GA005. It includes 16 base device configurations; 8 desktops, 6 laptops, and 2 tablet configurations (plus a monitor option). These represent standard configurations developed by the Workstations Category Team (WCT), a consortium of over 20 Federal agencies led by NASA and comprised of laptop and desktop computer subject-matter experts and managers of large Government-wide and Agency-wide IT hardware contracts.
“We’re excited to provide a unique contract vehicle that takes a “heavy lift” off our Federal IT Buyers’ shoulders” says ABM President, Steve Nuelle, “giving them the freedom to make intelligent IT purchases through a pre-competed contract that eliminates the need for time-consuming RFQ’s.”
About “Government-Wide Strategic Sourcing Solutions (GSS) for Desktops and Laptops” – As directed by the Executive Office of the President under OMB Category Management Policy 15-1, all Federal Agencies (by fiscal 2018) are mandated to use one of 3 approved Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GSA Schedule 70, NASA SEWP V, and NIH CIO-CS) to purchase 75% of their commodity desktop / laptop / tablet computing devices, through these GWAC’s GSS Catalogs and GSS Contractors.
GSA AdvantageSelect is a game-changing initiative that goes a step further. It establishes FAR-compliant, pre-competed contractual vehicles, so federal buyers can purchase any quantity of these IT devices and no RFQ is required. Orders can be placed directly with ABM Federal, or via the GSA portal: https://www.gsaadvantage.gov/advantage/s/search.do?q=1:4ADV.AS.MANDATORYGSSIT&q=0:2HP&q=0:2ABM+Federal+Sales&fromPage=advselect&page=gss
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ABM Federal has specialized in providing innovative technology products and services to the federal government across the U.S. and worldwide since 1978. ABM Federal is a certified “small business” with strong contract vehicles and an excellent past-performance record. The company’s experience, agility, dedicated contract teams, and network of solutions partners help customers simplify IT acquisition and increase productivity. For more information, please contact June Giedinghagen, ABM Federal Program Manager at 636.229.8132.
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