The General Services Administration (GSA) is an independent agency of the United States government established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies. GSA supplies products and communications for U.S. government offices, provides transportation and office space to federal employees, and develops government-wide cost-minimizing policies and other management tasks.
GSA’s 2nd Generation Information Technology Blanket Purchase Agreements (2GIT BPAs) provide access to Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) hardware/software and ancillary services at the best value.
The ADMC-3 contracts include commodity purchases of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) IT desktops, notebooks, tablets, printers, multifunction devices and warranty, electronic displays, and related accessories and upgrades.
SEWP is a United States governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC) authorized by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and managed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). All Federal agencies, including the Department of Defense (DOD), and government contractors are able to purchase IT equipment and services from SEWP-authorized resellers (known as "Contract Holders"). In Fiscal Year 2009, more than 70 federal agencies purchased IT solutions through the contract vehicle. As of 2018, 87 cabinet-level agencies and commissions have used SEWP. SEWP covers a vast range of IT solutions such as such as laptops, servers, tablets, peripherals, network equipment, storage systems, software products, cloud based services, telecommunications, security tools, as well as product-centric services such as installation, training, engineering, and maintenance services. As of February 1, 2018, the SEWP surcharge for all orders is a 0.36%. The fee is included in the price of all products and is not separately listed on quotes. It is the Contract Holder’s responsibility to pay the fee from their quoted product prices.
Better Direct holds 3 out of the 5 available and those are
Group A: NNG15SD45B
Group B: NNG15SD10B
Group C: NNG15SD65B
FAR 16.505(b) (1) provides that each contractor shall be given fair opportunity to be considered for each order exceeding $10,000 and issued under multiple award contracts. The FAR states that the method to obtain fair opportunity is at the discretion of the CO and that the CO must document the rationale for placement and price of each order. Using the SEWP online Quote Request Tool (QRT)is the recommended method to assist in this activity and to augment the required decision documentation. The SEWP QRT tool will automatically include the Contract Holders within a selected Group or based on a suggested source.
Better Direct Contact:
SEWP V Contact:
10210 Greenbelt Road Suite #200 Lanham, MD 20706