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IT Vehicles

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The ITVMO works with the Federal Acquisition Programs to amplify IT Best-in-Class solution success to improve spend under management and increase market equity and compliance.

IT Best-in-Class Vehicles

Overview

Best-in-class (BIC) is a government-wide designation for acquisition solutions that can be used by multiple agencies and that satisfy key criteria defined by the White House Office of Management and Budget. Best practices such as reducing contract duplication, better leveraging the Government's collective buying power, and providing transparency that leads to better data-driven business decisions help agencies achieve those outcomes. BIC vehicles include terms and conditions, data collection and reporting requirements that reduce administrative burdens and costs, drive greater transparency, standardize and provide data and analytics to inform business decisions, and begin to eliminate practices that dilute or reduce the Government’s purchasing power.

Best-in-Class vehicles provide three important qualities to governmentwide acquisitions:

  • Reduces contract duplication by better leveraging the government's collective buying power and helping agencies to operate more efficiently.
  • Increases transparency and standardization to better data-driven business decisions.
  • Reduces administrative costs, and eliminates practices that dilute or reduce the government’s shared purchasing power.

Still confused? Please contact us at ITVMO@gsa.gov

BICs at a Glance

The ITVMO is excited to showcase 11 Best-in-Class (BIC) vehicles available right now to aid in your procurement efforts. The following at-a-glance resources provide a high-level overview of the uses and benefits of each BIC vehicle, as well as links to more information.

Working with BICs

The ITVMO works closely with the IT Best-in-Class (BIC) solution providers and can help identify the BIC or Government-wide Contract Vehicle (GWAC) that best meets your agency’s needs. Please reach out to the ITVMO inbox at itvmo@gsa.gov with any questions or suggestions for additional resources.

Cyber Buying

Overview

While it has always been crucially important to continuously reinforce the security resilience and protection of critical Federal services especially in the areas of Cyber solutions, Executive Order 14028, Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, explicitly moves to enhance the government’s cybersecurity posture. Initiatives include securing the software supply chain, cloud services, zero trust architecture, and mandates the deployment of multifactor authentication and encryption within a specific time period. As a result, Federal agency IT buyers could benefit from:

  • An increased understanding of cybersecurity provider offerings on BICs
  • Harmonized policy requirements (related EOs and OMB memorandums).
  • Clarified and streamlined cyber procurement processes.
  • Cataloged cyber products and services by GWAC and BIC.
  • Centralized cyber acquisition expertise (less reliance on sellers).
  • Standardized guidance and tools.
  • Playbooks (for purchasing and implementation).

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and small businesses that are and/or could potentially provide federal cyber products and services.

Coming soon…

Available resources to support IT buyers and the IT community in cybersecurity.

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End User Buying

Overview

Government-wide Strategic Solutions (GSS) for Desktops and Laptops was established to help Federal agency buyers easily identify contractors on vehicles that offer standard configurations for desktop and laptop computers. The standard configurations are developed by the Workstations Category Team (WCT), a consortium of over 20 Federal agencies established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

The Core WCT is composed of acquisition solution implementation partners from the General Services Administration (GSA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Army Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) who collaborate to develop a deployment strategy for the initiative. The GSS configurations were implemented for purchase in 2015. A comprehensive refresh process has been deployed every year since in which agencies provide updates to their requirements, and industry shares its directions and feedback.

GSS Version 8 systems have been available since July 2022. GSS Version 9 systems are now available. GSS Version 8 systems will still be offered until they reach end-of-life or are no longer available from the manufacturer.

A repository of cybersecurity resources, trends, data, and practices across the government and contract vehicles to promote knowledge sharing.

GSS for Workstations is offered through the following acquisition vehicles:

Additional Sources:

Future of Workstations Whitepaper

The Workstation/End User Device Environment and TrendsExternal icon and Trends paper provides U.S. Federal government agencies with insight into the end user computing environment and anticipated trends over the next decade. Development of this white paper began in 2020 by the Core WCT, consisting of principals from NASA, NIH, GSA, and the Department of Defense/Army.

This paper informs federal agencies about the GSS for Workstations initiative. The trends highlighted in this paper enable Federal government agencies to shape their specific workstation requirements. The overall intent is that these insights will guide Federal government agencies on hardware technology acquisitions in alignment with the U.S. Federal Government Category Management IT Hardware Plan.

If you have any questions regarding this paper, please contact the Workstations Category Team at ITVMO@gsa.gov

IT Vehicle Updates and Changes Hub

Overview

The Governmentwide ITVMO as part of the larger Category Management Framework actively works with the Federal Acquisition Programs at GSA, NASA, NIH, and DoD to ensure vehicles maintain designation status and that a new wave of buying practices are continuously assessed and introduced to the Federal IT Marketplace

The following announces updates and news by acquisition program for existing and upcoming vehicles. Such vehicles help to ensure that the IT marketplace remains secure, compliant, sustainable, and equitable.

  • CIO-SP4 Update 5/2/2024
    NITAAC has extended the CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 Small Business GWACs through 10/29/2024. This ensures there is no break of service during the award of CIO-SP4 and continued coverage for NITAAC agency partners who use our contracting vehicles. To learn more about the extension, read the Director's Corner article.External icon
  • CIO-SP4 Update 1/17/2024
    In accordance with the CIO-SP4 solicitation, NITAAC began sending out Phase 1 notices of successful and unsuccessful offerors as well as requests for signed J6 Documentation letters the week of January 8, 2024. We anticipate sending out Phase 2 and Phase 3 completion notices in the coming weeks.
  • CIO-SP4 Update 7/14/2023
    NITAAC has additionally extended the CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 Small Business GWACs through 4/29/2024. This ensures there is no break of service during the award of CIO-SP4 and continued coverage for NITAAC agency partners who use our contracting vehicles.
  • CIO-SP4 Update 7/11/2023
    The Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 4 (CIO-SP4) solicitation has been heavily anticipated by both government and industry, alike. The journey of bringing CIO-SP4 to market has admittedly been a long one, filled with all the expected growing pains of a record setting competitive federal acquisition. With those growing pains, we also have had to contend with a significant rule change by the Small Business Administration (SBA), some staff turnover, and a heavy amount of media coverage – including rumors and other misinformation. Today, we’d like to level set where the solicitation stands relative to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) protests. Read full statementExternal icon
  • CIO-SP4 Update 5/05/2023
    NITAAC has extended the CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 Small Business GWACs through 10/29/2023. This ensures there is no break of service during the award of CIO-SP4 and continued coverage for NITAAC agency partners who use our contracting vehicles.
  • Update - 2/29/2024:
    All SEWP VI Draft RFP questions are published Download PDF / Download XLSX. In the event there is a discrepancy between the final RFP, published answers, and Draft RFP, the Final RFP governs.
  • Instructions to View RFP Comments:
    • Click on the log-in link near the top of the page.
    • Once logged in, click on one of the menu items such as "My RFP Comments" (to view just your comments) or "All RFP Comments" to see everyone's comments.
    All official solicitation postings & attachments for SEWP VI will ONLY be accessible on SAM.GOVExternal icon.
  • SEWP VI Timeline:
    • Draft RFP - SEWP VI Draft RFP- 80TECH23R0001 External icon
    • SEWP VI RFP Comment Tool - Closed for Comment/Questions on Oct. 23, 2023
    • SEWP VI Industry Day - October 18, 2023
    • RFP in 2024
    • Award May 1, 2025
    All official solicitation postings & attachments for SEWP VI will ONLY be accessible on SAM.GOVExternal icon.
  • Industry Day - October 18, 2023
    All questions and comments from the SEWP VI industry day will be addressed as part of the responses to the questions and comments on the Draft RFP. They will all be posted once review has been completed by the government.
    • Presentation slides can be viewed hereExternal icon.
    • Industry Day Audio - Morning Session can be listened to hereExternal icon.
    • Industry Day Audio - Afternoon Session can be listened to hereExternal icon.
  • Reverse Industry Day - November 15, 2022 and February 13, 2023
  • November 2, 2023

    GSA has issued Question & Response #8 of the Polaris Small Business Pool in the Polaris Submission Portal (https://polaris.app.cloud.gov). Offerors are encouraged to review the information within the Polaris Submission Portal.
    The due date for response to Amendments 0009 and 0010 remains unchanged. Proposal revisions must be submitted within the PSP no later than 4:00 PM ET, November 7, 2023.
    This action is only applicable to existing offerors that submitted a timely proposal for the Polaris GWAC Small Business Pool by October 7, 2022.

  • October 31, 2023

    GSA has extended the due date for response to Amendments 0009 and 0010. Offerors are encouraged to review the information within the Polaris Submission Portal (https://polaris.app.cloud.gov).
    Proposal revisions must be submitted within the PSP no later than 4:00 PM ET, November 7, 2023.
    This action is only applicable to existing offerors that submitted a timely proposal for the Polaris GWAC Small Business Pool by October 7, 2022.

  • October 17, 2023

    GSA has issued Amendment 0010 and Question & Response #6 of the Polaris Small Business Pool in the Polaris Submission Portal (https://polaris.app.cloud.gov). Offerors are encouraged to review the information within the Polaris Submission Portal.
    This action is only applicable to existing offerors that submitted a timely proposal for the Polaris GWAC Small Business Pool by October 7, 2022.

For any inquiries or further information regarding the IT Vehicles or Governmentwide ITVMO, please feel free to reach out to us at ITVMO@gsa.gov. We are here to assist and look forward to hearing from you.

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