GSA SmartBUY Geospatial Agreements Provide Maximum Taxpayer Value
December 17, 2009
Contact: Robert Lesino. (202) 501-1231
WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration announced today awards of SmartBUY blanket purchase agreements to provide geospatial software and services to federal, state, local and tribal governments.
SmartBUY is a federal government procurement program that promotes effective software management. The SmartBUY awards are co-branded with the Department of Defense enterprise software initiative program.
Geospatial technology includes three technologies related to mapping features on the surface of the Earth. These technology systems are global positioning systems, geographical information systems, and remote sensing.
This new suite of geospatial software solutions provides computer-aided design, web-based visualization, imagery analysis, geocoding, national and international road networks, and geospatial analytics and modeling.
GSA's SmartBUY program made the awards in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Interior. By leveraging the government's immense buying power, SmartBUY can potentially save taxpayers millions of dollars via reduced prices and more favorable terms and conditions.
“GSA’s new suite of geospatial solutions provides maximum value for taxpayers,” said GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner James A. Williams. “All users of geospatial technology will benefit from this integrated set of services and solutions, including design, monitoring, and scenario-planning.”
The awards were made to Onix Networking Corporation for Google and CubeWerx software, Imager Software, Inc. for ISC MapDotNet software, Planet Associates Inc. for Planet Infrastructure Relationship Management software and Science Applications International Corporation for SAIC GeoRover software. Geospatial blanket purchase agreement prices are discounted from the low prices previously awarded on GSA schedule contracts. The estimated contract value will be about $20 million.
Agencies can begin ordering immediately on GSA Advantage (www.gsaadvantage.gov) or using GSA’s e-Buy system (www.ebuy.gsa.gov). For additional information on the SmartBUY program, visit www.gsa.gov/smartbuy.
GSA provides a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, leveraging its enormous buying power to get the best value for taxpayers.
Founded in 1949, GSA manages more than 11 percent of the government’s total procurement dollars and $24 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 213,000 vehicles.
GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 480 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services.
GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.
Did You Know? GSA consistently ranks as one of the best places to work in the federal government.