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Ascend Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for cloud solutions and services

The Special Notice seeks industry feedback on the draft performance work statement and associated documents posted to eBuy RFQ1671198 by January 30, 2024.

Eligible contractors are invited to review the documents and provide written comments and questions through the attached spreadsheet.

Ascend aims to meet the common secure cloud requirements of civilian and defense agencies. It will provide:

Ascend Pools:

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS),
Platform as a Service (PaaS),
Software as a Service (SaaS), and
cloud-related IT professional services based on GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule (MAS).

Ascend itself will not serve all government cloud requirements nor replace current GSA cloud offerings on our Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) and MAS. Customers will still have the option of using the fixed pricing model.

 These awards intend to allow federal agencies and other eligible activities to continuously acquire secure, integrated commercial cloud offerings on a governmentwide basis.

This Special Notice from the General Services Administration announces the draft Ascend Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for cloud solutions and services.

The Ascend BPA aims to establish a multiple-award, multi-agency agreement to address the governmentwide need for Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service, and cloud IT professional services.

Reducing cloud acquisition complexity provides cloud service providers the opportunity to deliver their IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS solutions into the hands of their customer agencies quicker provided that the CSP has its solutions on a GSA MAS contract (Information Technology Large Category, IT Solutions Subcategory, and Cloud Computing and Cloud Related IT Professional Services SIN 518210C).

With the draft performance work statement issued in May 2024 and a market research request for information issued in July 2024.

GSA has started gathering industry feedback and working on a draft request for quotations for Ascend soon

RFP# 671198 Just Released

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