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GSA Issues RFI on Proposed Agile Delivery Services BPA

The General Services Administration (GSA) is seeking comments and input from industry professionals regarding the proposed Agile Delivery Services Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA).  The goal of this BPA is to create a faster, more efficient delivery vehicle featuring vendors who specialize in Agile development and design in order to keep pace with and remain competitive in today’s dynamic and modern world.  The proposed BPA aims to provide a more flexible and leaner software acquisition platform (from solicitation to contract) in less than four weeks, and establish delivery of a minimum viable product (MVP) in under three months.

About Agile Development

Agile development and lean product and manufacturing design processes value certain key concepts that favor:

  • User centered design
  • Rapid response to change
  • Iterative delivery of end product, and
  • Test driven development environments

On January 7, 2015 GSA issued an RFI asking companies to help further define the key framework, terms, and components for the proposed agile software and product development BPA.  The RFI is open for comments and review until Friday, January 23rd and may be viewed on FedBizOpps .  Additionally, GSA is requesting that companies submit and detail how they would improve or change the current FedBizOpps website by using specific agile testing and design strategies.

About BH Sky

BH Sky Associates, based in Princeton, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., helps clients identify, negotiate, secure, market and manage procurement opportunities and contracts at federal, state, and local levels of government.  It is New Jersey’s only company specializing in GSA/VA Schedule Contracts and Government Market Intelligence.  BH Sky offers professional consulting services to small and mid-size companies in a wide range of industries seeking to do business with the government.  For more information, view our videos or contact us directly by phone 866.468.7420 or email.