The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is gearing up to launch SEWP VI, the latest iteration of its highly successful Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) contract vehicle.
SEWP V is the largest GWAC in the federal government by spending, with every federal agency utilizing its services. As of September 2022, SEWP V has awarded more than 200,000 individual task orders, totaling over $50 Billion in obligations. This trend shows no signs of slowing down as SEWP VI is projected to be bigger.
There were 212 bidders winning contracts under SEWP V with all but one winning at least one Task Order award. NASA does not plan to limit the number of SWEP VI awardees at the GWAC level.
While SEWP is often seen as a product contract, NASA procured a substantial amount of IT services through SEWP V. NASA has emphasized the importance of services at recent SWEP VI Reverse Industry Day presentations, so expect an increased focus on IT services for this contract.
SEWP VI will cover a wide range of products and services, including:
- Information Technology and Networking
Computer hardware, tablets, network appliances (routers, modems, VOIP), storage, security
- Software and Cloud
Software, virtualization, and Cloud Computing, XaaS (e.g., SaaS = Storage as a Service)
- Mobility and Communications
Telecommunications devices and monthly service.
- Supporting Technology
Scanners, printers, copiers, shredders, associated supplies and accessories, sensors, health IT.
A/V equipment and accessories, TVs, Display Monitors, Projectors and Screens.
Maintenance/ Warranty, Site Planning/ Installation, Product-Based Training, and Product-Based Engineering Services).
*Note the addition of cloud computing and cybersecurity products and services.
NASA expects to issue a draft RFP for SEWP VI later this year (industry experts say it could be issued as soon as this summer), with the final RFP released next year.Now is the time to build your team, prepare your proposal writers, and start working on capture for SEWP VI. Contact us so we can help you develop a winning SEWP VI proposal.
- Socio-Economic Categories: Unrestricted, Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business (8a), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Small Businesses. A category for Woman-Owned Small Business (WSB) is also expected to be added to SEWP VI
- NAICS: 541519 for SEWP V
- Period of Performance: 5 years and 5, 1-year options
- Draft RFP: Expected Summer 2023
- Final RFP: Early 2024
- Award Date: May 2025
OST Global Solutions is a professional business development consulting firm. We have experience supporting large, strategic bids like SEWP VI, and our consultants supported winning proposals for SEWP V. We can provide capture and proposal teams to develop a complete, winning proposal. Or we can provide consultants on a case-by-case basis to fill gaps on your business development team. Our services related to SEWP VI consist of capture management, team identification/negotiation, proposal management, pricing support, orals coaching, proposal writing, graphics support, editing, desktop publishing, and cost volume development.
Contact us to discuss your bids, so we can help you develop a winning proposal.
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