Consolidation and Bundling Determinations

In accordance with FAR 7.107-5 and GSAM 507.107-5, GSA is providing public notification of the rationale for consolidating or bundling the following requirements. Per GSAM 507.107-5(a)(1), notifications will be posted within 7 days of approval of the written determination.

The following table will be updated as written determinations are approved.  

FY 2017 Approved Determinations
Title Date Type
US Cyber Command - Cyber Training and Exercise Support Services 07/11/2017 Substantial Bundling

The General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM), analyzed the benefits of consolidating three separate existing Task Orders (TOs) and a new Task Order Request (TOR) for additional work into one overall TO for the planned Cyber Training and Exercise (CTE) support services for the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). The three existing TOs are comprised of one Other Than Small Business (OTSB) and two Small Business (SB) TOs. It is anticipated that this bundled TO will be solicited to the six contract holders under the FEDSIM USCYBERCOM Support Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract (GS00Q16AJD0001 through 0006).

GSA has found the substantial bundling necessary and justified because the Government will benefit through program management efficiencies, reduced likelihood for performance redundancies, and increased opportunity for capitalizing upon lessons learned. In addition, the anticipated benefits are measurably substantial and exceed 10 percent of the estimated contract value (Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 7.107-3(d) for contracts below $94 million). GSA anticipates that consolidating the three TOs into one TO will result in substantial savings to the Government, estimated at 22.4 percent. In addition to the significant quantified cost savings, the efficiency benefits that will be realized as a result of the bundled TO will minimize impact to SBs because of the stringent and aggressive SB goals of the USCYBERCOM Support IDIQ.

PBS Region 3 - Repair and Alteration Contract for Counties in PA, OH, and WV 06/21/2017 Consolidation

The General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service, Region 3, analyzed the benefits of consolidating repair and alteration construction service projects that may arise at owned and leased properties within multiple counties in Pennsylvania; Ohio County, West Virginia; and Mahoning County, Ohio. These projects would be consolidated into a maximum of five (5) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contracts. Each ID/IQ contract would consist of a one-year base period and four (4) one-year option periods, with a total period period of performance of five (5) years. 

GSA has found the consolidation necessary and justified. Consolidation of the requirements will result in substantial benefits estimated at 11.1%. The benefits exceed the FAR 7.107-2(d) requirement of 10% of the estimated contract value for contracts below $94 million. In addition to significant quantifiable benefits in the form of Government administrative savings, the contracts will benefit from the qualitative benefits of: 

  • Expedited and simplified ordering process;
  • Shorter Procurement Administrative Lead Time (PALT);
  • Streamlined Government administration; and
  • Easier security pre-qualification process for contractor personnel.
C41SR Systems Prototyping, Integration, & Testing Support 06/14/2017 Consolidation
The Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Region 7 Assisted Acquisition Services (AAS) Division analyzed the benefits of consolidating two (2) Multiple Award Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contracts into one consolidated task order (TO). The consolidated TO will provide support to the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research Development & Engineering Center (CERDEC) Prototyping, Integration and Testing Division (PI&TD) for the design, development, and fabrication of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems, sub-systems, components, installation kits, and systems-of-systems for integration into ground-based vehicular, shelter, airborne, watercraft, soldier and dismounted platforms, both tactical and non-tactical, and into fixed and re-locatable sites. GSA found the consolidation necessary and justified. Consolidation of the requirements will result in substantial benefits estimated at 6.35 percent, which exceed the requirement per FAR 7.107-2(d) of 5% of the estimated contract value for contracts above $94 million. In addition to the significant quantified savings, a consolidated TO will benefit from increased efficiency, reduced redundancy, better communication, and increased accountability.
120th Mission Forces Training Brigade Training Support Services (Ft. Hood, TX) 06/08/2017 Consolidation
The General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Acquisition Services (FAS), Region 7, has analyzed the benefits of consolidating two separate requirements, previously procured against two separate contracts, into one individual GSA 00CORP Professional Services Schedule (PSS) task order to provide Training Support Services (TSS) that include pilot flight training and maintenance for the Apache (AH-64D) and Chinook (CH-47F) helicopters. GSA Assisted Acquisition Services (AAS) has found the consolidation necessary and justified. The benefits of consolidating the current contracts exceeds the required 10% savings for consolidation, per FAR 7.107-2(d) when the estimated contract or order value (including options) value is $94 million or less. Consolidation of the two requirements will result in substantial benefits for the U.S. Army 120th Multi-Functional Training Brigade (MFTB) client that is estimated at 14.6%.
PBS Central Office - Radiation Portal Monitor Program, Ledlum to Leidos Conversion 03/27/2017 Consolidation
The General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service, Special Programs Division (SPD), analyzed the benefits of consolidating construction requirements for eleven (11) projects into one (1) task order for the conversion of approximately 91 Radiation Portal Monitors (RPM) at eleven (11) GSA-owned and leased Land Port of Entry (LPOE) sites on the northern border of the United States. SPD support will include contracting for construction services and managing the construction activities from pre-award through contract closeout. SPD has found the consolidation necessary and justified. Consolidation of the requirements will result in substantial benefits estimated at 12%, to include efficiencies in managing all 11 projects with a master schedule, efficiencies in obtaining security clearances, and competitive pricing from suppliers and subcontractors on bulk. The benefits exceed the requirement per Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 7.107-2(d) of 10% of the estimated contract value for contracts below $94 million due to the reduction of administrative costs. The cost savings and other benefits that will be realized as a result of this consolidated order outweigh the negative impact to small business. This determination is issued pursuant to FAR Subpart 7.107-2(e). Consolidation is based on the requirements of 2 or more discrete sites and an estimated value over the $2 million threshold.
NCR IDIQ General Construction Design Bid Build 03/07/2017 Consolidation
The General Services Administration (GSA), Public Building Service, Heartland Region analyzed the benefits of consolidating 274 separate orders/contracts into fifteen (15) Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) awards for General Construction Design Bid Services for use in the National Capital Region (NCR). GSA found the consolidation necessary and justified. Consolidation of the requirements will result in substantial benefits estimated at 8.39%. The benefits exceed the requirements per FAR 7.107-2(d)(2) of 5% of the estimated contract value, for contracts above $94 million. In addition to the significant quantified cost savings, the contract will benefit from decreased procurement administrative lead times, reduced risk of project completion, increased customer satisfaction through expedited delivery and a streamlined ordering process. The contract will be stet-aside for small business.
Civil Military Relations Capacity Building for CCMR 02/21/2017 Consolidation
The General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Systems and Integration Management Center (FEDSIM) is developing a solicitation for a single Task Order for course content development and course delivery support to the Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) located in Monterey, California. Courses are delivered both CONUS and OCONUS and build capacity of U.S. partner nations and allies. The GSA, FEDSIM analyzed the benefits of establishing a single Task Order and the consolidation is necessary and justified based on the anticipated "substantial benefit" of 28.1%. In addition to the significant quantified cost savings, the contract will benefit from the benefits of increased efficiency, reduced redundancy, better communication, and increased accountability. The cost savings and efficiency benefits that will be realized as a result of this consolidated Task Order will outweigh the negative impacts to small business.
DOC / OCIO IT Support and Engineering Services 02/16/2017 Consolidation
General Services Administration (GSA), National Capital Region (NCR), Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), Assisted Acquisition Services Division (AAS) analyzed the benefits of consolidating four separate contract/task orders into one Task Order (TO) for IT support and engineering services for the Department of Commerce (DOC) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). GSA found the consolidation necessary and justified. Consolidation of the requirements will result in substantial benefits estimated at 18.15 percent. The benefits of a task order issued against a GWAC exceed the requirement per FAR 7.1072(d)(2) of 10 percent of the estimated task order value for task orders below $94 million. In addition to the significant quantified cost savings, the task order will benefit from streamlining the acquisition process; and improved communications and synergy leading to better deliveries of services. The task order will be issued against a GWAC that is set-aside for small businesses.
SHELTER - Cyberspace Offensive/Defensive Operations and Custom Software Engineering Development Services 12/23/2016 Consolidation
General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), Greater Southwest Region (i.e. R7) analyzed the benefits of consolidating two (2) existing contracts into one (1) singular task order against the 8(a) STARS II GWAC for engineering/technical services and custom computer programming services. Consolidation of the two (2) separate existing contracts is necessary and justified as it will result in substantial benefits and an estimated savings of 12%. The substantial benefits exceed the statutory requirement (per 15 USC § 657q) of 10% of the estimated contract value for contracts below $94M. In addition to the significant cost savings, the consolidated contract will result in greater sharing of data between work functions and more efficiency in Procurement Administrative Lead Times (PALT) and contract administration.
3 Repair and Alteration IDIQs for Northern NJ, Manhattan NY, and Brooklyn/Queens/Long Island NY 12/23/2016 Consolidation
General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS), Northeast and Caribbean Region (i.e. R2), is developing three solicitations for multiple award IDIQ contracts for Repair and Alteration (R&A) services each for a distinct geography: 1) Northern NJ, 2) Manhattan NY and 3) Brooklyn/Queens/Long Island NY. GSA PBS R2 analyzed the benefits of establishing IDIQs for each of the three geographic areas and the consolidation is necessary and justified based on the anticipated “substantial benefit” for each of the three (3) IDIQ contracts as follows: 1) Northern NJ - 12.02%, 2) Manhattan NY - 14.4% and 3) Brooklyn/Queens/Long Island NY - 10.6%. It will allow the region to expand coverage. It will also maximize competition by moving from individual, stand alone orders to a competitive environment. In addition, there are various other benefits including: expediting and simplifying the ordering process; reducing procurement lead times; reducing the risk of projects not getting completed; increasing customer satisfaction through expedited delivery; and facilitating the process of obtaining security clearances for pre-qualified contractors and long-range resource planning. Minimal impact to the small business community is anticipated since the three (3) IDIQ contracts will be set-aside for small businesses.
Building Operations and Maintenance for Caribbean Field Office 11/23/2016 Consolidation
The General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS), Northeast and Caribbean Region (i.e. R2), analyzed the benefits of consolidating four (4) existing small business 8(a) (i.e. 8(a) Business Development (DB) Program) set-aside contracts into one (1) singular small business 8(a) set-aside contract for Building Operations and Maintenance (O&M) within the Caribbean Field Office. Consolidation of the four (4) separate existing Building O&M contracts is necessary and justified as it will result in substantial benefits and an estimated savings of 30%. The substantial benefits exceed the statutory requirement (per 15 USC § 657q) of 10% of the estimated contract value for contracts below $94M. In addition to the significant cost savings, the contract will be easier to manage, will eliminate waste, and will provide more efficiency in Procurement Acquisition Lead Times (PALT) and contract administration.
EPA ITS III - Task Order 2, Infrastructure & Hosting Support 11/20/2016 Consolidation
The General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) analyzed the benefits of consolidating five separate orders/contracts into one order for Infrastructure and Application Hosting Support in support of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). GSA found the consolidation necessary and justified. Consolidation of the requirements will result in substantial cost savings benefits estimated at 15.7 percent. The benefits exceed the requirement per FAR 7.107-2(d)(2) of five percent of the estimated contract value when the value exceeds $94 million. In addition to the significant quantified cost savings, the contract will benefit from increased efficiency, reduced redundancy, better communication, and increased accountability. The cost savings and efficiency benefits that will be realized as a result of this consolidated order outweigh the negative impacts to small business.
EPA ITS III - Task Order 1, End User Support 10/28/2016 Consolidation
The General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) analyzed the benefits of consolidating five separate orders/contracts into one order for End User Services in support of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). GSA found the consolidation necessary and justified. Consolidation of the requirements will result in substantial cost savings benefits estimated at 20.1 percent. The benefits exceed the requirement per FAR 7.107-2(d)(2) of 5 percent of the estimated contract value, if the value exceeds $94 million. In addition to the significant quantified cost savings, the contract will benefit from increased efficiency, reduced redundancy, better communication, and increased accountability. The cost savings and efficiency benefits that will be realized as a result of this consolidated order outweigh the negative impacts to small business.
New Southern IL & IN General Construction IDIQ 10/13/2016 Consolidation
The General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service, Great Lakes Region (i.e. R5), analyzed the benefits of consolidating an indefinite number of separate orders/contracts into one Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for repairs and alterations services in Southern Illinois and Indiana. GSA has found the consolidation necessary and justified. Consolidation of the requirements will result in substantial benefits estimated at 21.57%. IDIQ contracting is authorized by FAR 16.504. The benefits of the IDIQ contracts exceed the requirement per FAR 7.107-2(d) of 10% of the estimated contract value, for contracts below $94 million. In addition to the significant quantified cost savings, the contract will benefit from expediting the ordering process, reducing procurement lead times, simplifying the ordering process, and facilitating the process of obtaining security clearances for pre-qualified contractors for long-range resource planning. This contract will be set-aside for small businesses.

 

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Last Reviewed 2017-07-14