GSA’s Assisted Acquisition Services Federal Acquisition ServiceGeneral Services Administration
Today’s Training Overview of GSA and the Federal Acquisition Service Assisted Acquisition Service Mission and Organization Catalog of Services: Pre- and Post-Award Process Overview AAS Success Stories e-Commerce Tools Questions and Answers
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Commissioner Deputy Commissioner Office of Strategic Business Planning and Process Improvement Office of Administration Office of General Supplies and Services Office of Travel, Motor Vehicle, and Card Services Office of Integrated Technology Services Office of Assisted Acquisition Services Office of the Controller Office of the Chief Information Officer Office of Customer Accounts and Research Office of Acquisition Management
Value to the Customer • Mission: • Making agencies more effective at what they do by providing expertise, management and optimal acquisition solutions. • Value Proposition: Achieve client success on projects through Technical, Acquisition, Project Management and Financial Management Excellence Perform efficient and effective acquisitions to attain best value for taxpayer dollars Deliver a consistent acquisition experience for customers and industry partners
Operating Principles • Fee-for-Service • Self-sustaining • No Appropriated Funds • Voluntary • Reliance on Private Sector Solutions
Who are our customers? • Every Department/Branch of the FederalGovernment(More than 50 Independent Federal Agencies) • Department Of Defense(One of our Largest Customers) • Tribal Nations
Look to GSA as your Procurement Partner… Assisted Acquisition Service A la Carte Assistance Direct Order Full Assisted Services “Agency Managed” • Direct Access: • GSA Schedules • GWAC’s • Assisted Services • GSA Schedules and GWAC’s • Other Government GWAC’s
AAS Organization Tim Fleming Acting Assistant Commissioner Regional Client Support Center Directors Vacant (was Tim Fleming) Deputy Assistant Commissioner Mark Aucello Special Assistant toAssistant Commissioner Kristina Nelson Chief of Staff Jim Ghiloni Director Business Operations Tom Howder Director Acquisition Operations Gale Greenwald Director Strategic Planning and Performance Management Steve Viar Director FEDSIM
AAS Mission • Vision: AAS will be recognized as the first choice in leading successful acquisitions and helping to shape federal acquisition advancing an effective, transparent and sustainable government for the taxpayer. • Goals: To provide our customers with: • Expert and strategic value-added services • A consistent and predictable experience • Standardized delivery by leveraging new and existing technologies • Engaged workforce with increased customer understanding and focus To create strategic relationships with federal agencies and industry partners, promoting innovation and collaboration.
Profile of the AAS Organization • Acquisition Experts – Contracting Officers • Project Managers • Financial Management Professionals • Legal Support
Assisted Services Pre-Award Technical • Works directly with the Customer Agency • Signs the Interagency Agreement • Performs Requirements Analysis • Conducts Market Research • Writes Statement of Work • Develops Independent Government Cost Estimate
Assisted Services Pre-Award Acquisition • Develops Acquisition Strategy and Options • Develops Acquisition Plan • Prepared Request for Proposal (RFP) • Issues Solicitation • Conducts Acquisition • Ensures utilization of performance-based contracting and other stream-lined procurement techniques
Assisted Services Pre-Award Acquisition (Continued) • Reviews and evaluates proposals • Prepares documentation • Ensures compliance with all applicable Federal Acquisition Regulations and Policies • Signs contracting documents • Awards Task Orders • Provides Legal Support, if necessary
Assisted Services Post Award Task Order/Project Management • Act as COTR • Track deliverables against the timeline • Manage milestones, schedules, and costs • Monitor the Industry Partner’s performance • Accept, review and approve invoices • Perform problem resolution • Chair progress reviews • Handle contract close-out
Assisted Services Post Award Financial Management • Manage Project Funding and Report to Customer • Accept Invoices and Prepare Receiving Reports • Pay Industry Partner Invoices
AAS Success Story:National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Requirement: NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS) provides timely access to global environmental data from satellites and other sources to promote, protect, and enhance the Nation's economy, security, environment, and quality of life.NOAA needed Operations and Maintenance (O&M) support for their Environmental Satellite Processing and Distribution Services (ESPDS) system. Solution: Working together, a $97.4M contract was awarded on the Alliant Small Business GWAC. As a result, NOAA will be able to plan, acquire, develop, implement, integrate, test, and transition new or enhanced ground satellite data processing functions, which NESDIS relies on for its non-NOAA and international satellite data required for operational mission support.
AAS Success Story: USAF Elgin AFB Requirement: The Air Force needed critical mission support for the computer systems necessary to support systems development and operations activities at Eglin AFB. Solution: AAS crafted an integrated solution combining a wide variety of systems engineering, test and evaluation support; security; software, database, and systems development; project and configuration management; and VTC capability. An Alliant GWAC task order was awarded on schedule, transitioned seamlessly, and at a cost savings of $16.5M or 28% compared to the Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE). Customer comments praised the high level of performance and outstanding efforts made by the AAS Team lead.
AAS Process Overview GSA and Customer sign Interagency Agreement: Parts A and B For DoD customers: Approval for Use of External Support GSA reviews and accepts customer agency funding GSA works with client agency to develop requirements and perform market research GSA develops Statement of Work, Acquisition Plan and Independent Government Estimate GSA conducts the procurement with client input at each stage After award, GSA works with client to ensure successful delivery of goods and services
Why use GSA Assisted Services………. Our years of experience providing civilian and defense agencies with timely access to total solutions gives us the ability to ensure you get the right technology and service, from the right source, with the right price to meet your current and future needs.
GSA FAS e-Commerce
Assisted Services E-Tools • E-Library • E-Buy • GSA Advantage!® • IT Solutions Shop
IT Solutions Shop • An innovative e-commerce workflow system that links Customers, Industry Partners, and GSA together within an infrastructure that supports our goal of “Enabling E-Government” and “Implementing E-Business”
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