GSA seeks information from industry to better capability on Software-as-a-Service (Saas) for Administrative Services

January 4, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C – Today the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) issued a Request for Information (RFI) to vendors about their ability to deploy Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for administrative functions. This will provide an innovative way to engage the private sector, promote shared risk, and reduce capital outlays associated with IT infrastructure, software implementations, and upgrades.

Unified Shared Services Management (USSM), with the guidance of the Shared Services Governance Board, is seeking information from industry to understand their capability to provide standardized solutions across administrative services, as referenced in Office of Management and Budget memorandum M-16-11.

The RFI inquires about interoperable and modular approaches to delivering common technology solutions and requests feedback on the viability of the Federal Integrated Business Framework as a documentation source to inform the development of a software-as-a-service offering. The RFI also solicits input on the potential opportunities for public-private partnership funding models.

“This is an important step toward understanding how we can change the way government does business internally. Improving administrative services ultimately helps the government be better equipped to deliver its core mission and save the taxpayers money” said Beth Angerman, Executive Director of USSM.

Vendors are encouraged to participate and can view the RFI on FedBizOpps.

About GSA

The mission of U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition and technology services to government and the American people. As the real estate and procurement arm of the federal government, GSA is a driver of innovation, technology, sustainability and economic development in cities and communities across the nation.

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Additional Resources:

The Office of Unified Shared Services Management

GSA Announces Cost-Saving Shared Services Vision

GSA showcases government-wide shared services at Industry Day

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