“The General Services Administration has clarified requirements for no-cost contract awards in an amended solicitation for an e-marketplace agencies can use to buy commercial off-the-shelf products.”
“GSA envisions the portal — which would fulfill the Commercial Platforms pillar of its Federal Marketplace Strategy — operating like Amazon and simplifying agencies’ $260 million in online spending annually.
GSA’s amended request for proposals clarifies offerors “must have a functioning e-marketplace platform with B2B capabilities,” where the original issued in October did not.”
“GSA is not seeking development services to build a new platform as that is not permissible under the…” Read the full article here.
Source: GSA clarifies requirements for commercial e-marketplace contract awards – By Dave Nyczepir, January 13, 2020. FedScoop.