GSA Awards BPAs for Identity Monitoring, Data Breach Response and Protection Services
WASHINGTON -- Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced that it has awarded government-wide Federal Supply Schedule Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) for identity monitoring, and data breach response and protection services.
These BPAs give federal agencies access to a pool of well-qualified contractors capable of providing the services needed to mitigate potential damage to those affected by data breaches and other personnel security matters. The BPAs will be available to agencies for the next five years and have an estimated value of $500 million.
From GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth:
“GSA quickly incorporated emerging government requirements into an ongoing procurement so customer agencies could have access to best-in-class identity protection services faster, easier and for lower cost. Now customer agencies can better protect the government’s most valuable asset – federal employees – from potential damage caused by data breaches and other personnel security matters.”
About the BPAs
Under the BPAs, federal agencies have access to a variety of identity protection services including: consumer credit reports, address verification reports, and credit risk assessments, as well as identity restoration services involving suspected or actual breaches of sensitive personally identifiable information.
Two tiers of contractors are available under the BPAs. Tier 1 includes contractors and Contractor Teaming Arrangements (CTA) with experience in responding to data breaches impacting populations of significant size and Tier 2 includes contractors with general experience in providing routine data breach responses.
Tier 1 BPAs:
- Contractor Teaming Arrangement (CTA) Lead: Bearak Reports, Inc. (doing business as Identity Force) CTA Member: Total Systems Technology Corp.
- Contractor: Identity Theft Guard Solutions (doing business as I.D. Experts)
Tier 2 BPAs:
- Contractor Teaming Arrangement Lead: Ladlas Prince CTA Members: Grove Street Investments LLC and Catapult Technology Ltd.
The requirements for these BPAs were developed collaboratively by an interagency team of subject matter experts and represent a coordinated approach to developing stringent technical requirements and establishing an appropriate acquisition strategy. The BPAs were competitive between vendors offering business information and data protection services on GSA’s Financial and Business Solutions (FABS) Schedule 520, leveraging government spending power to achieve reduced pricing and better reporting. The new BPAs are available to all federal government customers eligible to order from the GSA Schedule program.
The BPAs were awarded based on these companies demonstrating the ability to successfully execute the RFQ’s requirements, fulfill the services contemplated under the BPAs, and provide low pricing and aggregate volume discounts.
For more information visit the FABS Schedule Interact Community
For more information on the joint OPM and DoD task order award on this BPA visit: https://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2015/09/opm-dod-announce-identity-theft-protection-and-credit-monitoring-contract/