GSA Issues RFI with Potential Changes to IT Schedule 70’s Software SINs Blog Feature
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By: John Abel on November 14th, 2018

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GSA Issues RFI with Potential Changes to IT Schedule 70’s Software SINs

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As a GSA MAS Schedule Contract holder, it’s important to stay current with all solicitation refreshes and potential changes to your Schedule contract. Each Schedule undergoes updates via refreshes periodically, and often, GSA will release a Request for Information to compile feedback and pertinent data from those whom the changes directly affect.

Recently, GSA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) outlining proposed updates to several software-related IT Schedule 70 SINs. Released on November 6, this RFI is seeking feedback from GSA industry partners on proposed changes to three separate SINs; 132-32, 132-33, and 132-34. These proposed changes include:

  • Distinguishing differences between Term Software and Cloud SaaS models by defining “Term Software Licenses” to include only software that is provisioned and executed from the user’s servers, computing end-points or other designated computing devices where the user has the right to load or deploy software.
  • Creating two different potential options for identification that software vendors may volunteer to include with their perpetual licenses in order to assist buyers with making informed decisions.
  • Renaming SIN 132-34 from “Software Maintenance as a Service” to “Software Maintenance Service.”

This RFI is a valuable opportunity for software vendors to provide the government with feedback on the proposed changes and can help shape the eventual IT Schedule 70 Solicitation refresh. The main goal of this RFI is to gather feedback and information from industry partners who would be directly affected, but Federal Government agencies are also welcome to provide feedback. Specific questions are included in the RFI document for both industry partners and Federal Government agencies in order to facilitate conversations pertaining to potential implementation.

Responses from industry partners are not mandatory, but this is an important opportunity for both contractors and Federal Government buyers to voice their opinions and concerns with the proposed SIN updates. Responses are due by Monday, November 26, 2018, via email to Jessica.ocampogsa.gov with the subject line “IT Schedule 70 RFI Response re: Software SINs”. Follow this RFI on FedBizOpps here.

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About John Abel

John Abel is a consultant at The Winvale Group focusing on government contracting and federal acquisition opportunities for businesses. He is a native of Stafford, Virginia and graduated from James Madison University with his Bachelor's of Arts in History.