Center for GWAC Programs
The Center for GWAC Programs awards and manages Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) — contract vehicles that allow federal agencies to access total, customizable IT solutions.
The Enterprise Acquisition Division and Small Business Acquisition Division manage the enterprise and small business set-aside GWACs, respectively. Their programming includes:
- Conducting training;
- Granting delegations of procurement authority (DPAs);
- Conducting scope reviews for agencies' statements of work (SOWs);
- Assisting customer agencies with capability research on GWAC industry partners;
- Educating contract holders on proper use of contracts and contract compliance; and
- Conducting performance reviews of the GWACs and documenting best practices.
The Enterprise Acquisition Division manages the enterprise (non-set-aside) GWACs, including Alliant — GSA’s premier enterprise GWAC.
GSA’s expired GWACs include ANSWER, Millennia, and Millennia Lite. Options on task orders may be exercised after GWACs have expired.
A Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is a task-order or delivery-order contract for information technology established by one agency for governmentwide use. Each GWAC is operated by an executive agent designated by the Office of Management and Budget according to the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 [PDF - 667KB]. GWACs are not subject to the Economy Act.