Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement Five (SEWP V)
Type of Contract: Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) available to all federal agencies.
Contract Number: NNG15SD02B (Category B, HUBZone)
Period of Performance:
5 year Base Period - Period of Performance: 05/01/2015 to 04/30/2020
Option Period 1 - Period of Performance: 05/01/2020 to 04/30/2025
Scope of Contract: Information Technology Products and Services.
About SEWP V:
Description: The SEWP V contracts are firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, with a $25 minimum per order of supplies or services, and a per contract maximum of $20 billion. Each contract will have an effective ordering period of 10 years, consisting of a five-year base period from May 1, to April 30, 2020, and one five-year option to extend the period of performance through April 30, 2025.
SEWP V contracts streamline the process of providing federal agencies with state-of-the-art tablets, desktops and servers; IT peripherals; network equipment; storage systems; security tools; software products; cloud-based services; video conferencing systems, and other IT and audio-visual products; as well as related services such as installation, training and maintenance. All federal agencies and their contractors can place orders through this GWAC. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, procures and manages the SEWP V effort.
SEWP V FAQs
What is SEWP V?
Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP, pronounced ‘soup’), is a multi-award Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicle focused on IT products and product based services. SEWP V is the fifth such contract awarded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).¹
What products and services are available through SEWP V?
Pre-competed SEWP V contract holders offer a wide range of advanced technology including tablets, desktops and servers, IT peripherals, network equipment, storage systems, security tools, software products, cloud based services, video conferencing systems and other IT and Audio-Visual products. Product based services such as installation, training, maintenance and warranty are also available through SEWP.
Who can use SEWP?
As an OMB authorized GWAC, the SEWP V contract can be utilized by all federal agencies. The statutory authority allowing usage of the SEWP contracts by the entire Federal Government is NASA’s designation as an Executive Agent by OMB based on the Information Technology Management Reform Act (ITMRA) of 1996, now the Clinger Cohen Act.²
Why use SEWP?
SEWP offers low prices (generally below GSA schedule prices), the lowest surcharge (0.39%)³ and the easiest and fastest ordering procedure using pre-competed contracts.
Through SEWP, agencies can find an exact fit for their needs at the best overall value by searching the Web and choosing the right solutions offered directly by leading hardware and software manufacturers and experienced Government integrators.
Are Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA’s) allowed on SEWP?
SEWP does not have a structure available that is identical to the GSA BPA arrangement. However, SEWP has the ability to be used for Delivery Orders with Options (DOWOs) and along with the Fair Opportunity procedures in FAR Part 16.505(b), some of the functionality related to Purchase Agreements can be applied to the SEWP process. This functionality is as follows:
If an Agency has a requirement to purchase a set of known in-scope items and products but is uncertain of the timing of those purchases, a Request for Quote (RFQ) can be submitted using Fair Opportunity guidelines to one or more SEWP Contract Groups;
The Agency may award one or more Delivery Orders based on the quotes received. This initial set-up Delivery Order would set the price of the items as quoted. The maximum time for the existence of this order and any instructions for exercising options / placing option calls against the original quote and initial Delivery Order should be noted in this initial order
Agency officials may then follow the procedures as stated in the set-up Delivery Order to place orders against the initial quote. This is per the FAR Part 16 exception to Fair Opportunity for logical follow-ons to a Delivery Order, which was itself awarded based on Fair Opportunity.
Any substantive change to the initial quote and subsequent initial Delivery Order, such as increasing the scope of products quoted, would require a renewed Quoting and ordering cycle including issuing a new RFQ following Fair Opportunity procedures.
The actual usage and set-up of the initial Delivery Order is the Contracting Officer’s responsibility. DOs can be awarded for a period not to exceed 5 years in duration.
SEWP V Government-Wide Strategic Solutions (SEWP-GSS)
NASA collaborated with implementation partners from the General Services Administration (GSA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a deployment strategy for the initiative. The Government-wide Strategic Solutions (GSS) for Desktops and Laptops is offered through the following acquisition vehicles: NASA Solutions for Enterprise Wide Procurement (SEWP), the NIH NITACC CIO-CS, and GSA Schedule 70 (Hardware). In October 2015, OMB issued M-16-02: Category Management Policy 15-1: Improving the Acquisition and Management of Common Information Technology: Laptops and Desktops. This policy mandates the use of GSS for Federal Agencies to fulfill the bulk of their desktop and laptop requirements.