GSA Awards Task Order for EPA IT Enterprise Infrastructure Support
GSA # 9981
September 17, 2002
Contact: Mary Alice Johnson, (202) 501-1231
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced the award of a task order to provide enterprise-wide information technology (IT) and telecommunications support services for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Technology, Operations, and Planning.
GSA's Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM), a program of the Federal Technology Service (FTS), awarded the task order to Dyncorp Systems & Solutions LLC (Dyncorp) through GSA's Millennia contract. Estimated at $867 million, the award is for seven-years, if all options are exercised.
FEDSIM's acquisition strategy included multiple elements designed to provide the EPA exceptional IT services at best value while offering the industry partner incentives that ensure results and the flexibility to do the job right. Specifically, the task order:
Defines expected performance by describing EPA's goals and allowing the vendor to offer innovative solutions based on best practices,
Saves taxpayer dollars by offering the potential for future firm-fixed pricing,
Ties vendor profit to performance, and
Combines FTS telecommunications and IT service offerings.
Small business participation is key to the award. FTS and EPA facilitated small business subcontracting forums prior to award and incorporated incentives to encourage the vendor to meet small business participation goals. The Small Business Administration and GSA developed an agreement allowing EPA to receive small business credits for subcontracting.
"This acquisition is designed to enable EPA to offer superior IT and telecommunications solutions and customer service to its internal and external customers while maximizing taxpayer dollars. GSA, EPA, and Dyncorp each demonstrated a commitment to innovation and partnership to position EPA to achieve mission success," said FTS Commissioner Sandy Bates. "This award represents a spirit of cooperation, commitment to excellence, and dedication to customer service that lives at the core of GSA, EPA, and Dyncorp. We are very excited about moving into an implementation phase."
GSA is a centralized federal procurement and property management agency created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. It acquires, on behalf of federal agencies, office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies, and services. GSA, comprised of 14,000 associates, provides services and solutions for the office operations of over 1 million federal workers located in 8,300 government-owned and leased buildings in 1,600 U.S. communities.