Ascend BPA Update: Draft Solicitation for Pool 1 is Available

Ascend BPA Update: Draft Solicitation for Pool 1 is Available

The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued the draft Request for Quotation (RFQ)  for Pool 1 of its Ascend Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). Pool 1 includes Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings. GSA is accepting...
Ascend BPA MRAS: A $5 Billion Call to Action for Industry Experts

Ascend BPA MRAS: A $5 Billion Call to Action for Industry Experts

The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued Market Research as a Service (MRAS) for Pools 2 and 3 of its Ascend Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). The GSA seeks to gather industry insights through these MRAS documents (reviewable on SAM.gov) to shape the cloud...
Contract Update: GSA Cloud Computing Multiple Award BPA: Ascend

Contract Update: GSA Cloud Computing Multiple Award BPA: Ascend

The General Services Administration expects to issue a draft Request for Quotes (RFQ) for its new Cloud Computing Ascend Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) as soon as this summer. The agency is finalizing the Performance Work Statement (PWS) for the first of three pools...
GSA’s New Cloud Computing Multiple Award BPA: Ascend

GSA’s New Cloud Computing Multiple Award BPA: Ascend

The General Services Administration (GSA) wants to simplify and standardize Governmentwide cloud acquisitions by establishing a Multiple Award Blanket Purchase Agreement. The agency’s latest effort, called Ascend, results from months of research and feedback from...