New approach gets greater competition, favorable pricing

January 28, 2020

By Alison Kohler

A few months into the Heartland Region's new contracting approach for small business construction contracts, 40 task orders have been awarded with a total value of nearly $2 million.

What we’re seeing

“The project management and acquisition communities are willing to explore new procurement avenues, if it means greater competition and more favorable pricing. Additionally, based on the number of competitive proposals being received in all five geographical areas, it seems the contractors are also eager for the new opportunities,” said Branch Chief Shawn Starostka, Small Projects Acquisition in PBS’ Region 6 Acquisition Management Division.

GSA’s Heartland Region has fielded inquiries from other GSA regions about the contract, and has offered support to those who want to implement a similar tool in their area, he said.

Go deeper

Discover how the Heartland Region created an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracting vehicle to reserve small business construction contract awards for a pool of small, disadvantaged businesses, HUBZone, Women-Owned, and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small businesses without sacrificing pricing, time or market competition.

Last Reviewed: 2020-01-28