GSA Awards BPA for Salesforce Integration and Support Services
December 22, 2015
New Solution Supports FITARA, Streamlines Buying, Reduces Contract Duplication and Saves Money
WASHINGTON – Today GSA awarded six businesses a spot on the Salesforce Implementation, Integration, and Support Services (SIISS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). This multiple-award, government-wide BPA consolidates the government’s Salesforce technical development, operations and maintenance, and implementation strategy requirements into one procurement vehicle. Prior to award of this BPA, the government did not have access to a streamlined strategic-sourcing vehicle for Salesforce professional services, which led to many agencies awarding their own stand-alone contracts. This BPA provides an opportunity to improve business practices for the government by setting standards for Salesforce development, addressing contract duplication challenges and helping the government save money.
“The Salesforce BPA is a significant step forward in supporting FITARA, our customers, and improving acquisition efficiency and effectiveness in the Federal Government. This unique, first-of-its-kind, cross-agency initiative will reduce the number of duplicative contracts for these services and lower overall costs by leveraging the buying power of the government into a consolidated services vehicle,” -- Tom Sharpe, FAS Commissioner
“This new solution brings together the best of the Administration’s efforts to drive category management and increase innovation in the delivery of IT. By driving agencies to these BPAs, we will be able to leverage industry’s agile talent while ensuring that we deliver the best value for the American taxpayer.” - Anne Rung, U.S. Chief Acquisition Officer.
This BPA actively supports FITARA by establishing standards that make it possible for agencies to reuse and share hundreds of applications and public-facing community portals in support of tens of thousands of users. It also provides a single government-wide vehicle that can replace numerous agency-specific contracts, reducing both contract duplication and contract administration costs for the government.
- 5-year contract with an estimated value of $503 million awarded off IT Schedule 70
- Awardees are proven enterprise-level Salesforce implementation partners who can manage implementations and integrations within complex, multi-organizational government cloud ecosystems.
The requirements for these BPAs were developed collaboratively by an interagency team of subject matter experts and represent a collaborative, governmentwide approach to developing stringent technical requirements and establishing source selection requirements. The BPAs were competitive between vendors offering Salesforce integration and implementation services on GSA’s IT Schedule 70, leveraging government spending power and consolidating requirements from multiple agencies. The new BPAs are available to all federal government agencies eligible to order from the GSA Schedule program.
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