US: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is changing its IT buying process so that it can meet its expanding mission requirements given budgetary constraints. It is increasing its operations and sustainment costs from labour contracts instead of performance-based contracts and IT governance issues, according to a new Federal Business Opportunities notice issued on December 6, 2011.
According to Federal Computer Week report, the agency wants a consolidated Infrastructure Service Provider strategy across NGA using best practices from the Information Technology Infrastructure Library. It released a request for information to get industry’s advice so it can refine its request for proposal for a Information Technology Enterprise Managed Services (ITEMS) Managed Data Center Services Pilot before releasing it. They want comments and suggestions so the RFP clearly explains their objectives.
Currently, the agency has multiple IT acquisition vehicles through which to buy IT, and wants to make buying easier.
Source: Federal Computer Week