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Transparency in IT Spending Improves Outcomes and Saves Taxpayer Dollars


The U.S. General Services Administration has amended its TBM Request for Information (RFI), originally posted on June 18, 2018. The amended RFI announces the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) plan to direct agencies to use GSA IT Schedule 70 to procure Technology Business Management (TBM) tools and services, and solicits updated information from TBM tool vendors. This effort satisfies the Cross Agency Priority (CAP) Goal for Improving Outcomes in Federal IT Spending Transparency, by establishing a governmentwide approach to streamline how agencies procure TBM services and tools. This CAP Goal is an integral component of the President’s Management Agenda, which seeks to implement TBM governmentwide by 2022.

GSA, in partnership with OMB, is seeking the following information from TBM tool providers:

  1. Identify the TBM tool you offer, and describe the government contract vehicles on which it is currently available;
  2. Specify your current FedRAMP certification status (certified, in process, or considering certification); and
  3. Identify your company’s business size classification; if small business, identify socioeconomic status.

TBM adoption enables federal agencies to:

  • Improve business, financial, and acquisition outcomes;
  • Make data-driven decisions, and analyze trade-offs between cost, quality, and value of IT investments; and
  • Benchmark IT solutions across federal agencies, and with other public and private sector organizations.

Additional information is available on FedBizOpps.

Last Reviewed: 2019-08-08