GSA Awards Second Generation Information Technology (2GIT) Blanket Purchase Agreement
November 5, 2019
Governmentwide solution provides agencies with comprehensive mission-critical IT
WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration announced the award of its Second Generation Information Technology (2GIT) Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) to 75 industry partners, which includes 56 small businesses. The BPAs have an estimated value of $5.5 billion over five years, and are available for use by all agencies across the federal government as well as state, local, and tribal entities consistent with GSA's 2019 Cooperative Purchasing program. The 2GIT solution is a reliable, flexible, fast, and efficient way to obtain best-value solutions for complex IT hardware requirements.
“The 2GIT program is a great example of how GSA is developing IT solutions that help the federal government meet its mission-critical needs,'' said GSA Assistant Commissioner of Information Technology Category Bill Zielinski. “2GIT also demonstrates GSA’s commitment to working in true partnership with our customer agencies to help them navigate complex acquisition and IT modernization challenges with solutions that will evolve to deliver on government’s current and future needs.”
The 2GIT BPAs replace the expiring NETCENTS-2 IT Products contracts and deliver a streamlined process for purchasing IT hardware and software products and services through GSA Advantage. GSA developed the 2GIT solution over a two-year collaboration with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and it will extend the benefits of a Best-in-Class IT purchasing solution to the federal government.
2GIT provides access to a comprehensive set of IT products and services from pre-vetted industry partners and includes supply chain risk management (SCRM) assurances, as well as complimentary on-site and virtual customer support and training.
The 2GIT BPAs support agencies in meeting current procurement policies and incorporate best practices such as the collection of prices paid-data, the ability to track savings, and reduction in costs and administrative burden. Industry partners on the BPAs will be able to quickly add new, innovative, and emerging IT products through GSA's 2019 FASt Lane modification process.
GSA has integrated SCRM as a foundational part of 2GIT, addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with IT products, by awarding the contract to industry partners who execute solid enterprise SCRM plans. The SCRM components in the 2GIT program ensure processes and reporting are in place to reduce the risk of compromise throughout the supply chain.
The 2GIT program aligns with the recommendations within the Office of Management and Budget’s Memo M-19-13 - Category Management: Making Smarter Use of Common Contract Solutions and Practices.
About GSA: The mission of GSA is to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission-support services across government. One of its four strategic goals is to establish GSA as the premier provider of efficient and effective acquisition solutions across the government.
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