The NASA SEWP (Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement) GWAC (Government-Wide Acquisition Contract) provides the latest in innovative Information Technology (IT) products and services for all Federal Agencies and their approved contractors. 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. SEWP consists of over 140 pre-competed Prime Contract Holders, including more than 110 small businesses. SEWP contracts offer a vast selection and wide range of commercial advanced technology, including, desktops and servers, IT peripherals, network equipment, storage systems, security tools, software products, cloud based services, telecommunication, Health IT, video conferencing systems and other IT and Audio-Visual products along with product based services such as installation, maintenance and other services related to in-scope products to all Federal Agencies (including Department of Defense) and their approved support service contractors.
NASA is currently on the 5th iteration of the SEWP contract. Awards for the current SEWP V contract were made in May of 2015, and the duration of the contract will run from May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2025.
Buyers can request any product or service that is in-scope. If a company wants to respond to a buyers request and does not yet have the items on contract, they submit a request to the NASA SEWP Program Management Office to add the needed items. If approved by the NASA SEWP Program Management Office (PMO), the company can then respond to the quote request.SURCHARGE:
To authorize a contractor to purchase from the SEWP contracts, the authorizing contracting officer should send a copy of the authorization letter to the SEWP Program Management Office (PMO) containing all of the following information:
The letter should be sent in advance of or with the first order via fax, e-mail or Ground Mail.
SEWP Program Management Office (PMO)
10210 Greenbelt Road
Lanham, MD 20706
Fax: (301)286-0317DETAILED REPORTING:
There is a requirement that all SEWP Delivery Orders be routed through the NASA SEWP Program Management Office (PMO) to insure all ordering information is complete, accurate and in scope with the applicable contract. However, NASA does not issue orders for other agencies under the SEWP contracts, and other Federal Agencies do not send funds to NASA. Each SEWP Delivery Order is funded and issued to the SEWP Prime Contractor by a Contracting Officer at the ordering Federal Agency.Fair Opportunity When Using SEWP Contracts
The SEWP website provides the only SEWP recommended tools for manufacturer searches (Quick RFI Tool) and for Request for Information/Request for Quotes (RFI/RFQ) (Quote Request Tool). These tools are available to assist customers with buying decisions and as one means to provide documentation for any needed selection criteria. The following steps may assist customers in determining which contract best fulfills their requirements:
1. Market Research: According to Federal Acquisition Regulations, (FAR) Part 10, appropriate market research based on the size and complexity of the acquisition is required. The Online Quick RFI Tool and Quote Request Tool SEWP tools assist in this market research process.
2. Fair Opportunity: FAR 16.505(b) (1) provides that each contractor shall be given fair opportunity to be considered for each order exceeding $3,000 and issued under multiple award contracts. The FAR states that the method to obtain fair opportunity is at the discretion of the CO and that the CO must document the rationale for placement and price of each order. Using the SEWP online Quote Request Tool is the recommended method to assist in this activity and to augment the required decision documentation. The SEWP QRT tool will automatically include the Contract Holders within a selected Group or based on a suggested source. NOTE: Fair Opportunity to all Contract Holders within one or more SEWP Groups is required. There is no requirement to obtain 3 quotes as long as all Contract Holders within a Group were provided opportunity to provide a quote.
3. Best Value: Once market research is completed, the end-user’s needs, technical requirements, Contract Holder program performance, price, Agency policy and other factors related to the exercise of sound business judgment should be considered in making a best value determination.
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Norseman adheres the OEM provided warranty, extended warranty, customized warranty, and maintenance plans – including software updates and security patches (when available.)
Post Delivery Issues:
Should any issues arise during or after fulfillment of a SEWP related task order, please contact the SEWPV Program Manager, Amanda Wolfe, directly for immediate support.