"The General Services Administration awarded a blanket purchase agreement to five vendors to support the Office of Management and Budget's Lines of Business consolidation initiatives.
This is a new contract awarded through GSA's Federal Supply Service IT schedule with a two-year base and three one-year options. GSA acts as the procurement arm of OMB and helps with the administrative aspects of the LOB projects.
OMB and GSA are paying for the work partly through the E-Government Fund, for which Congress allocated $3 million in 2006. GSA administers the fund for OMB. Sindelar said OMB sent a letter to Congress identifying how the money will be used.
GSA will compete task orders among Booz Allen Hamilton of McLean, Va.; Grant Thorton LLP of Chicago; Performance Management Consulting Inc. of Alexandria, Va.; SiloSmashers Inc. of Vienna, Va.; and Touchstone/SRA of Washington to provide support for the three new Lines of Businesses (budget formulation, geospatial and IT infrastructure) and six existing lines (financial management, human resources, grants management, case management, federal health architecture and IT security). "