Cloud Services “Easy to Find, Easy to Buy” on GSA Multiple Award Schedules
April 30, 2015
Washington, DC – The U.S. General Services Administration announced today the addition of a new Cloud Computing Services Special Item Number (SIN) to IT Schedule 70. The addition of the cloud SIN will make it easier and faster for government buyers to find and purchase commercial cloud services through the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program. The Schedule 70 Cloud SIN (132-40) includes three sub-categories: Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
Mary Davie, Assistant Commissioner, FAS Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS) commented:
“We received more than 60 industry responses to our RFI and the feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive. As a result we’ve worked closely with both our industry and government partners to quickly develop and deploy this SIN that will allow for easier and faster access to high-demand cloud solutions. The addition of a cloud SIN on Schedule 70 is another example of how ITS and GSA are innovating to transform the MAS program, drive greater value, and help customers acquire these critical innovative technologies they need to meet their missions.”
This new cloud SIN supports GSA’s strategy to transform the MAS program, deliver new and innovative IT technologies to government faster and easier, improve acquisition and operational efficiencies, and increase cost savings to the taxpayer. The cloud SIN will help our industry partners easily provide distinctive cloud solutions and offerings, aligning cloud technology services on Schedule 70 to accurately reflect the current cloud computing market as well as streamline access to the cloud technologies needed by GSA’s customer agencies.
Industry partners that do not have a current IT Schedule 70 contract are required to submit a proposal through the eOffer system and may download the necessary information on how to submit an offer to GSA here. Existing IT Schedule 70 holders as well as IaaS and EaaS BPA holders will need to submit a modification to add the SIN to their current offerings. They may also continue selling cloud through their current contract, but are encouraged to add the cloud SIN to their contract in order to gain more visibility for their cloud services.