Best-in-Class (BIC) means that something has been designated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a preferred governmentwide solution that:
- Allows acquisition experts to take advantage of pre-vetted, governmentwide contract solutions;
- Supports a governmentwide migration to solutions that are mature and market-proven;
- Assists in the optimization of spend, within the governmentwide category management framework; and
- Increases the transactional data available for agency level and governmentwide analysis of buying behavior.
Download this one page Governmentwide Category Management BIC SUM guide [PDF - 204 KB] to learn more about best-in-class and spend-under-management goals.
To see the five rigorous criteria for Best-in-Class solutions as outlined by OMB, please visit the Acquisition Gateway and Best in Class (BIC) Resource page.
Alliant Small Business
AutoChoice For Vehicle Purchasing
BMO (Building Maintenance & Operations FSSI)
City Pair Program
GSA Fleet for Vehicle Leasing
GSA SmartPay 2
IPS BPA: Identity Protection Services Multiple Award BPA
JanSan (Janitorial & Sanitation Supplies FSSI)
MRO: Maintenance, Repair & Operations FSSI
OS3 (Office Supplies FSSI)
Schedule 48: (Civilian Employee Relocation Homesale Solution - SINs 653-1 and 653-5)
Schedule 70: Hardware & Software SINs including Govermentwide Strategic Solutions (GSS)
VETS 2: Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC)
Wireless BPAs: (FSSI - Federal Strategic Sourcing initiative)