The fundamental scope of the 2GIT BPAs is to provide a total solution one-stop-shop in the Information Technology market to meet the needs of the Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, and other federal, state, local, regional, and tribal governments.
The 2GIT BPAs provide the following categories of products and associated services worldwide:
- Networking equipment
- Identity management/biometric hardware
- End user devices
- Associated Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) software not included on other DoD or Federal Agency enterprise license agreements.
The 2GIT BPAs provide a streamlined process for procuring IT hardware and software commodities, ancillary supplies, and installation services.
GSA established a set of government-wide multiple award BPAs for a total solution against the GSA general purpose commercial information technology equipment, software, and ancillary services schedules in accordance with FAR 8.405-3 procedures herein referred to as 2GIT to include:
- 33411 – Purchasing of New Electronic Equipment
- 811212 – Maintenance of Equipment, Repair Service and/or Repair/Spare Parts
- 511210 – Software License
- 54151 – Software Maintenance Service
- Order Level Material
The Second Generation Information Technology (2GIT) Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) contain attributes not found in other IT commodity acquisition solutions within the Federal Government. Further, the 2GIT BPAs are based on direct customer feedback, a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Air Force, and include strategic sourcing attributes such as data collection and reporting. With this approach the U.S. Air Force has decided to make the 2GIT BPAs a mandatory use vehicle for the replacement of the NETCENTS-2 Products IDIQ contract. Use of Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) BPAs eliminates contracting and open market costs such as: the search for sources and the development of technical documents and solicitations. These BPAs will further decrease costs, reduce paperwork and save time by eliminating the need for repetitive, individual purchases from the GSA Schedule contract. The end result is a purchasing mechanism for the Government that works better and costs less.
The State of California establishes multiple award agreements in accordance with Public Contract Code Sections 10290 et seq. and 12101.5 (effective January 1994). A multiple award is an award to two or more contractors for the same products and/or services at the same or similar prices.
CMAS agreements are not established through a competitive bid process conducted by the State of California. Due to this, all pricing, products and/or services offered must have been previously bid and awarded on a Federal GSA schedule.