It only took six weeks for the General Services Administration to move from an idea to a request for information for its Agile Delivery Services blanket purchase agreement, and the agency won’t be pumping the brakes anytime soon. GSA issued a request for information on the BPA Jan. 7 and the agency hosted an industry day on Feb. 3. “We’re going to be moving even quicker to put the RFQ out,” said Giovanni Onwuchekwa, procurement analyst with GSA, in an interview following the event. The demand for agile software services is strong, according to officials from GSA’s 18F. As the agency’s approximately 100-person innovation lab, 18F has been inundated with requests from agencies across government for assistance on agile information technology development projects.
G2X TAKE: Everything we are hearing is that 18F may be closer to 200 people than 100 at this point and there is no reason to believe that this growth will slow. Why should this GSA BPA matter to you? This BPA will be used across government and you better believe that the health agencies will be a primary target due to the level of funding, the mission critical nature of the programs and visibility associated with them. If you are a firm that focuses on innovation, you should be looking at this solicitation closely.