Popular Best-In-Class (BIC) GWACS

A Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is defined as a task or delivery order contract for information technology (IT). Government-wide acquisition contracts that have been designated as “Best-In-Class” (BIC) are deemed the highest performing contracts by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The idea for BIC was created in 2014 when the OMB released a memo about a new strategic mission for federal acquisitions including a strategy focused on best value over lowest price.

Five of BIC GWACs are listed below:

NASA SEWP V GWAC: The NASA SEWP (Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement) GWAC (Government-Wide Acquisition Contract) provides the latest in Information Technology (IT) products and services for all Federal Agencies and their approved contractors. SEWP is a GWAC consisting of over 140 pre-competed Prime Contract Holders, including more than 100 small businesses. The contract has a $20 billion ceiling limit.

GSA Alliant 2 GWAC: GSA’s Alliant 2 GWAC is a multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) offering comprehensive and flexible IT solutions worldwide.  Alliant 2 has a $50B contract ceiling and supports issuance of Task Orders through 2028. Task Orders awarded during the term of the contract can extend 5 years beyond the contract term (2018 – 2028) to 2033.

NIH CIO-SP3 GWAC: CIO-SP3 provides a streamlined ordering process to acquire a wide range of IT services and solutions. CIO-SP3 can be used by any federal civilian or Department of Defense (DOD) agency to acquire information technology services, solutions, and commodities from pre-qualified vendors at lower than open-market prices in less time than going the traditional full and open route.

8(a) STARS II GWAC: The 8(a) STARS II GWAC offers access to highly qualified, certified 8(a) small disadvantaged businesses. The contract has a $15 billion program limit.

VETS 2 GWAC: The VETS 2 GWAC offers a unique contribution to the federal acquisition community as it is the only GWAC set-aside exclusively for Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). VETS 2 is designed to meet a variety of diverse agency IT requirements, including new and emerging technologies. The contract has a $5 billion program ceiling with a five-year base period and one five-year option.

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OASIS IDIQ: OASIS and OASIS Small Business (SB) are multiple award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts that provide flexible and innovative solutions for complex professional services (OASIS is a professional services, not Information Technology focused, vehicle). Core disciplines/scopes of the contracts include: program management, management consulting, logistics, engineering, scientific services, and financial services.

GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS): GSA created the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) which consolidates the products and services that were formerly offered under 24 separate GSA schedules into one singe schedule, making it easier and more efficient to do business with federal, state and local governments. Under MAS (also referred to as the GSA Schedules and Federal Supply Schedules), GSA establishes long-term, governmentwide contracts with commercial firms offering more than 10 million commercial supplies and services that federal, state, and local agencies order directly from GSA Schedule contractors.