The General Services Administration awarded 43 small business blanket purchase agreements for tablets, mobile products, monitors, video teleconference equipment, laptops, desktops, notebooks, netbooks and data center equipment.
The contracts were awarded through the National Information Technology Commodity Program, a one-stop shop for IT products that gives agencies a way to order IT commodities at deeply discounted prices.
“The primary goal of GSA’s National IT Commodity Program is to lower the prices and the cost of acquisition for the most commonly purchased IT products, saving taxpayer dollars and allowing federal, state and local agencies a fast and easy purchasing option,” said GSA Federal Acquisition Service Acting Commissioner Mary Davie. “The savings for government agencies, and the opportunities for small business, are substantial when you consider GSA sells an approximately $1.7 billion annually in IT products.”
The 43 BPAs were awarded to small businesses including women-owned, disadvantaged, veteran-owned, or service-disabled veteran-owned businesses. These BPAs are expected to drive millions of dollars to small businesses while providing federal agencies with easy and quick access to low-cost IT products, GSA said.