Usually when an agency cancels a request for quotes under a multiple award contract, it’s not worth a notebook mention.
Hundreds or thousands of contracts are awarded and probably just as many others are canceled or postponed every week throughout the federal government, but one recent RFQ from the General Services Administration caught my attention.
An industry friend highlighted not only the frustration with the cancellation, but GSA’s inability to put this contract in place after 18 months of work despite the important role the support services that are part of the contract play in many of the administration’s management agenda initiatives.
So a little background first: The RFQ is for data analytics services in support of the Office of Governmentwide Policy (OGP) and the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies (OCSIT).
Keep reading this article at: http://federalnewsradio.com/contractsawards/2016/02/gsas-cancelled-rfq-shows-growing-cracks-federal-contracting/