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:

Enterprise Acquisition Division

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.

Small Business Acquisition Division

The Small Business Acquisition Division manages the small business set-aside GWACs, including 8(a) STARS II, Alliant Small Business, and VETS.

GWAC Background

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.

Last Reviewed 2016-07-21