The General Services Administration (GSA) released an updated request for information (RFI) searching for guidance on its Best-in-Class Multiple Award Contract (BIC MAC) contract vehicle, which aims to support Federal agencies’ procurement requirements for professional services.
“GSA’s goal is to establish a BIC MAC that is flexible, can evolve and expand over time, and supports a broad range of mission and service needs through a highly qualified industrial base,” the attached survey states.
The contract vehicle will be led by GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service’s (FAS) Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories (PSHC), which began developing the vehicle in 2020. According to the survey, the contract program will also be developed “with collaborative engagement from Federal ordering agencies, industry partners, multiple FAS programs and offices, the Small Business Administration, and other key stakeholders.”
The RFI states four main goals for the BIC MAC contract vehicle:
- “It delivers a simpler buying experience through a contract program that allows for both commercial and noncommercial services, supporting commodities, all contract pricing types, and primarily uses GSA’s new authority to leverage competition at the task order level to establish price.
- It reduces friction in the procurement process through vetted open enrollment based on agencies needs, thoughtful selection and fair opportunity standards, enhanced systems, and innovative practices.
- It meets best-in-class contract requirements, and improves government oversight and management of spend, contract and subcontract performance, and small business participation.
- It positions the Federal government to reduce contract duplication and to achieve significant burden reduction for both government and industry.”
Responses to the RFI are due March 17 by 4:00 p.m. CDT.