GSA releases Draft Solicitation Instructions and Evaluation Criteria for the GSA COMET BPA

The GSA has released a Draft Solicitation Instructions and Evaluation Criteria for the GSA COMET BPA acquisition. Interested bidders are encouraged to review the Draft document as soon as possible to become familiar with the proposed evaluation process. GSA intends to solicit feedback regarding the in the form of One-on-One meetings. No One-on-One meetings for COMET have been scheduled or held with any contractors to date. Due to the high RFI response rate (approx. 250 responses) the GSA team will most likely not be able to accommodate a One-on-One meeting with all interested vendors.

The Draft solicitation is organized into three parts including Past Experience, Technical and Managerial Approach and Coding Challenge. The Vendor shall submit a technical approach that demonstrates a solution for the consistent and repeated delivery of agile IT development services and solutions.  The Government is interested in the vendor’s assessment of the difficulties and risks it may encounter, and its approach to dealing with them while still successfully performing the work. Demonstration of the offeror’s agile capabilities shall consist of the following: (1) meet one or more of the Agile methodologies, (2) explain all the tools, management practices, and sizing the vendor uses with the proposed methodology, and (3) clearly demonstrate the roles, responsibilities, and actions that will be taken to provide continuous release of a functional product.

A guidance will be released soon on a scheduling process for One-on-One meetings. GSA also plans to release the supporting documentation (ie. Powerpoint slide deck, Word doc) from the One-on-One meetings to all interested bidders via

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