Posts Tagged: contract

DISA Wants 10 for Cloud Contract, Only 5 Have Passed FedRAMP

The Defense Information Research Agency wants to award 10 positions on a potential $450 million cloud computing products and services contract even as only five companies have gone through the new governmentwide cloud certification process, Federal Times reports. Nicole Blake Johnson writes companies that hold the FedRAMP authority to operate are Amazon Web Services, AutonomicRead… Read more »

DISA Schedules RFP for $427M Enterprise Storage Contract

The Defense Information Systems Agency is set to start accepting proposals July 16 for a potential $427 enterprise storage contract. DISA intends for the contract to have four base years and two one-year options, the agency said in a Wednesday FedBizOpps post. Work under the Enterprise Storage Service II contract will occur at agency sitesRead… Read more »

Navy Moving Ahead to Overhaul its Shore-based and Afloat Networks

by Lloyd McCoy Jr., Senior Analyst The full deployment RFP for the Navy’s new consolidated network has just been released with the award currently scheduled for this winter. The new network, officially known as CANES, Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services, will collapse the Navy’s five legacy networks into one. The aim is to applyRead… Read more »

Contract Management: GSA Finds Efforts to Streamline Operations Are Improving Agencies

Over the last few years, the GSA has made plenty of headlines, whether due to lavish, over-the-top conference expenses, poor contract management, or attempts at regaining control and visibility through cloud-based services, but this time the news is more positive. GSA administrator Dan Tangherlini has announced that a “top to bottom” review of agencies willRead… Read more »

The Hidden Costs of Firm-Fixed Price Contracts

By John Coombs, CFCM, DAWIA III As fiscal pressures rise, senior leaders across the federal government place additional emphasis on Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) contracts. A prime example is the Department of Defense “Better Buying Power” memoranda. FFP contracting is an important method to add simplicity and cost efficiency, but with respect to services, FFP contractingRead… Read more »

Pricing and a GSA Contract

There is much to learn about federal contracting, especially between your Schedule Solicitation document and the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). But there is also a great deal to gain in the federal market. An example is with a manufacturer who gives distributors a 50% discount, retailers a 30% discount, and the list price for generalRead… Read more »

Complete List of GSA Schedules

After you have isolated the proper GSA Schedule, you will want to view the list of Special Item Numbers (SIN’s) under that Schedule. SIN’s are the subcategories of a GSA Schedule. For example the Facilities Maintenance Schedule has a SIN for Electrician services and another for HVAC services, and so on. These sub-categories can helpRead… Read more »

How Much Does a GSA Contract Cost?

There are so many choices when it comes to obtaining a GSA Contract, but they all can be categorized into 3 basic groups (everything can be categorized, right!). The first category is the “Do-it-yourself” where either the an chief executive officer staffer or assistant is tasked with acquiring their GSA Contract. They do not knowRead… Read more »

Federal Capture Management – Identifying Teaming Partners

When you receive a proposal from a contractor, it typically includes a number of teaming partners all singing in unison that they are the only ones in world who understand your mission, can fulfill your requirements, etc. So what brings two or more companies together to pursue a federal contract opportunity? Well, there are aRead… Read more »