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ABM Federal Wins Single Award GSA Government-wide Strategic Solutions (GSS) BPA Under Special GSA AdvantageSelect “Desktops and Laptops” Program
This Blanket Purchasing Agreement (BPA) provides a faster, more efficient model that allows all government agencies to buy pre-configured desktops and laptops with no further competition required.
CHESTERFIELD (ST. LOUIS) MO – August 21, 2018 – ABM Federal has won a single award GSA Government-wide Strategic Solutions (GSS) Blanket Purchasing Agreement (BPA) to provide HP Desktop, Laptop, Tablet and Thin Client Computers under the GSA AdvantageSelect “Desktops and Laptops” program. This single award BPA is part of a government-wide initiative to substantially streamline the procurement of standard personal computing devices and drive down costs.
“GSA’s pre-competed contract vehicle is unique in that it eliminates the time-consuming RFQ process” says ABM Federal President, Steve Nuelle, “Buyers simply pick their device configuration, enter the quantity or request a quick quote on larger volume buys, submit and they’re done. It’s that simple.”
This contract is a 1-year Blanket Purchase Agreement under BPA #47QTCA18A0003. It includes 18 HP base device configurations; 8 desktops, 7 laptops, 2 tablets and 1 thin client. In addition, each model offers options and accessories to customize the configuration to meet agency requirements. 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.
GSA’s GSS Desktop/Laptop program was awarded “Best In Class” (BIC) designation in May 2017, as sponsored by OMB. Best In Class is a government-wide acquisition designation used to highlight the best, high quality contract vehicles available, thus minimizing an agency’s effort to find or create their own solutions.
GSA AdvantageSelect Desktops and Laptops BPA represents a significant shift in the federal procurement process. It establishes FAR-compliant, pre-competed contractual vehicles, allowing federal buyers to purchase any quantity of these desktop and laptop devices, and no RFQ is required. Orders can be placed directly with ABM Federal, or via the GSA portal: https://www.gsaadvantage.gov/advantage/department/AdvSelect.do
About ABM Federal
ABM Federal has specialized in providing innovative technology product and service solutions to the federal government across the U.S. and worldwide since 1978. ABM Federal is a Small Business with “Best In Class” (BIC) contract vehicles and an excellent past-performance record. Our experience, agility, dedicated contract teams, and network of solutions partners help customers simplify IT.
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