The General Services Administration (GSA) has created their new Veterans Technology Services 2 (VETS 2) Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). The new VETS 2 GWAC is the only GWAC set-aside exclusively for Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). VETS 2 is designed to be flexible enough to meet diverse agency IT requirements, including new and emerging technologies.
The lessons learned from GSA’s original VETS contract played a role in building VETS 2 as did extensive market research. To move VETS 2 forward, a Request for Information (RFI) and draft Request for Proposal (RFP) were issued. The agency also has surveyed hundreds of past and current GWAC ordering contracting officers and created a government customer working group.
GSA also used a GSA Interact page to collaborate with more than 1,000 members from industry and government to design VETS 2. The result is a multiple award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract.
Key features of VETS 2 include:
- An expanded scope for virtually any IT services-based solution including cybersecurity and new emerging technologies
- A larger pool of suppliers, facility clearances levels, audited/approved cost accounting systems, and experience working with multiple agencies
- Ability to obtain cost-type contracts.