Best in Class

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FAS Best-in-Class Designated Solutions

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
  • Increases the transactional data available for agency level and governmentwide analysis of buying behavior

Download the Governmentwide Category Management BIC SUM guide 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.

BIC Solutions List

Facilities and Construction

Human Capital

Industrial Products and Services

Information Technology (IT) Category

Multiple Award Schedule (MAS)


Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs)

Telecommunications and Network Services

View GSA’s Best-in-Class IT Contracts video.

Office Management

Professional Services

Transportation and Logistics


Last Reviewed: 2021-11-08