With professional services growing as a percentage of federal contract dollars, agencies pay close attention to whom its bidders are offering.
GSA is pushing professional services contracting toward a performance-based acquisition, greater use of the professional services schedule, and more use of existing contracts rather than going to the open market.
The General Services Administration is seeing slow, steady growth for its Human Capital and Training Solutions governmentwide contract.
Tiffany Hixson, the assistant commissioner for GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service’s Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, said her office is conducting training and providing help for agencies through a Services Acquisition Workshop (SAW) approach.
The General Services Administration announced four long-time members of the OASIS professional services program are moving to FedSIM. The decision caught industry off guard and created concerns about the long-term health of the $4 billion multiple award contract.
Policy updates include changes to the Transactional Data Reporting Rule, the reopening of Schedule 75 for office supplies, and streamlining professional services solicitations.
The General Services Administration’s Assisted Acquisition Service finds itself moving away from IT and into professional services.
The Professional Services Category Management team released for industry comment a new strategic plan to improve how agencies buy and manage everything from management to legal to financial services.
Professional services contracts are going to be dominating the field in 2017. That’s the biggest takeaway from Bloomberg Government’s Top 20 Opportunities in Federal Contracting.
Tens of millions of dollars in agency-by-agency service contracts are due to expire next year. GSA hopes to transition a large proportion of the spending into governmentwide vehicles such as OASIS and the GSA schedules.