Best In Class (or BIC) Contracts is an acquisition designation for contracts that satisfy key criteria defined by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance and that are available for government-wide use.
· Schedule 36 / # GS-03F-110DA/ Multi-Function Print & Copy Devices + Managed Print Services (MPS)
· GPO 951-M / Document Services – Assessment / On-Site Print, Copy, Scan Services / Optimization
“Best In Class” (or BIC) Contracts is an acquisition designation for contracts that satisfy key criteria defined by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance and that are available for government-wide use. Best-in-Class contracts are pre-vetted, well managed solutions that meet defined criteria for management maturity and data sharing. All of the category teams have worked to identify and designate Best-in-Class vehicles to reduce the amount of effort for agencies in purchasing common goods and services.
When used across government, Best-in-Class adoption:
NASA SEWP V – The NASA SEWP (Pronounced: “Soup”) Contract is an Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract managed and administered by NASA under the authority of the OMB (Office of Management & Budget). SEWP V offers a wide range of advanced technology products and services. Now in its 5th iteration, the SEWP contract has an excellent record of responsiveness, high customer satisfaction, and a low contract administration fee.
ABM Federal SEWP V Contract: # NNG15SC56B / Group C
Base Period: May 1, 2015 through April 30, 2020
Order Limit: None
KEY SEWP POINTS OF CONTACT:
Erin Vollmer – ABM Federal, SEWP Program Manager
GSA Schedule 70 (IT Infrastructure / Hardware / Software) – GSA Description: “Information Technology / General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software, and Services”
ABM Schedule 70 Contract # GS-35F-0344S
SIN # 132-8 / Purchase of New Equipment
SIN # 132-12 / Maintenance of Equipment, Repair Services and/or Repair Parts
“Best In Class” (BIC) Government-wide Strategic Sourcing (GSS) vehicle for “Desktops and Laptops”
This Single Award BPA provides a faster, more efficient model that allows all government agencies to buy pre-configured Desktop and Laptop configurations and monitors under the GSA AdvantageSelect “Desktops and Laptops” program with no further competition required.
Buyers simply pick their device configuration, enter the quantity or request a quote on larger volume buys, submit their order and are done. All without having to worry about managing an extended competitive process.
GSA AdvantageSelect Program Details
ABM Federal has won a single award GSA Government-Wide Strategic Solutions (GSS) for Desktops and Laptops Blanket Purchasing Agreement (BPA) to provide HP Desktop and Laptop Computers and Monitors.
This single award BPA is part of a Government-Wide initiative to substantially streamline and standardize the procurement of personal computing devices and drive down costs.
This contract is a one year with two option years Blanket Purchase Agreement under BPA # 47QTCA19A000L. It includes 16 HP base device configurations; 8 desktops and 8 laptops. 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 comprised of laptop and desktop computer subject-matter experts and managers of large Government-Wide and Agency-wide IT hardware contracts.
What makes GSA AdvantageSelect a “Best In Class” (BIC) contract vehicle?
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.
To buy directly or for more information, please contact:
June Giedinghagen, ABM Federal Program Manager at 636.229.8132 or email@example.com.
To buy via the the GSA portal, go to https://www.gsaadvantage.gov/advantage/department/AdvSelect.do
Introduction to the OS4 Solution
GSA’s latest solution for office supplies and services, Office Supplies Fourth Generation (OS4), is available through the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program.
As the newest generation of the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) OS solution, OS4 incorporates all of the features of Best-in-Class FSSI OS3 while integrating the robust structure of the MAS.
All of the lessons learned from OS3 have contributed to the creation of OS4. This solution, combines the attributes of MAS and OS3 into a single acquisition solution that reduces contract duplication and improves efficiencies.
OS4 provides a seamless way to purchase office supplies while fully complying with the Trade Agreements Act. The OS4 solution also provides environmentally sustainable purchasing options, is friendly to small businesses, and offers flexible delivery, product variety, and significant savings.
ABM Federal is an OS4 Contact Holder:
GSA Schedule 75 SIN 75-220 (OS4) # 47QSEA19D000B