GSA to Consolidate Contract Performance Databases
Contract award for Architecture and Operations Contractor Support will help improve the efficiency and transparency of the federal procurement process
February 18, 2010
Contact: Jeffrey Woodworth, (202) 501-1104
WASHINGTON – As part of its continuing effort to make the federal acquisition process more efficient and transparent, the U.S. General Services Administration awarded a contract to IBM US Federal to consolidate nine acquisition databases that track pre- and post-award contract data across the entire federal civilian and Department of Defense acquisition communities. The $74.4 million fixed price Architecture and Operations Contractor Support contract will have a three year base period and five one year option periods.
“The consolidated databases will improve the efficiency of the contracting process by providing federal acquisition professionals with a streamlined tool for all of their pre-and post-award reporting and tracking work,” said Michael Robertson, Associate Administrator of Governmentwide Policy. “It will also improve transparency of the process by providing the public with a single, comprehensive source for contracting data from all levels of government.”
The nine separate databases tagged for consolidation are:
The single government point-of-entry for posting solicitations over $25,000, allowing commercial business suppliers to search, monitor, and retrieve opportunities in federal government markets.
Wage Determinations On-Line
This governmentwide Web site makes Service Contract Act (SCA) and Davis-Bacon (DBA) wage determinations easily accessible by the contracting community.
Central Contractor Registration
Vendors wanting to do business with the government are required to register in CCR and revalidate annually. This provides payment information, validates Small Business Administration certifications as small, disadvantaged, 8(a), or HUBZone businesses, calculates business size, and validates taxpayer IDs with the IRS.
Federal Agency Registration
Information about federal entities that buy and sell from other federal entities can be found on this government-only registration system.
Online Representations and Certifications Application
This Web-based application allows vendors to enter Representations and Certifications once for use on all federal contracts. Vendors update these "reps and certs" annually.
Past Performance Information Retrieval System
The federal acquisition community can access timely and pertinent contractor past performance information via this Web-enabled, governmentwide application.
Excluded Parties List System
Parties excluded from receiving federal contracts and certain subcontracts are identified on this Web-based system. Also identified are individuals excluded from certain types of federal financial and non-financial assistance, including benefits.
Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation
This online repository provides data on all federal contract actions over $3,000. Standard and custom reports are easily accessible.
Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System
This system is designed for prime contractors to report accomplishments toward subcontracting goals required by their contract.
Through its Integrated Acquisition Environment, GSA supports the entire federal acquisition process by improving collaboration and efficiencies for government buyers and sellers.
The Architecture and Operations Contract Support Contractor is the second of three initiatives focused on increasing the efficiency and transparency of systems that comprise the Integrated Acquisition Environment. The first of these initiatives, the Federal Service Desk, consolidated all helpdesk support for the nine Integrated Acquisition Environment systems.
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 $30 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’s Office of Governmentwide Policy sets policy that covers federal government personal and real property, travel and transportation, information technology, regulatory information, and use of federal advisory committees.