Doing Business with Assisted Acquisition Services
AAS works through Interagency Agreements (IAs) to establish the service level expectation, schedule and funding mechanism. As a cost-reimbursable, non-appropriated organization, services are offered on a fee-for-service basis, and include hourly rates, fixed price and surcharge options.
AAS provides solutions in agreement with specific authority under 40 U.S.C. 501, and in agreement with an Executive Agent designation for the acquisition of information technology under the authority of the Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996 (ITMRA) from OMB. Since GSA has specific statutory authority to provide services and supplies to federal agencies, the authority of the Economy Act does not apply to GSA's provision of solutions to the federal agencies, with some minor exceptions.
AAS provides full-service and far-reaching capability that allows for support on a surge or long-term basis, or by specific expertise.