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GSA Announces BAAR Bid Opening

GSA # 10505  

May 30, 2008
Contact:  Diane Merriett (202) 501-1231
diane.merriett@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON –The U. S. General Services Administration (GSA) today invited interested parties to compete for a project to replace the agency’s Billing and Accounts Receivable (BAAR) system.

GSA’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) also posted a Request for Quotation (RFQ) on the agency’s eBuy web site for a 45-day period.  Solicitations and/or questions related to the RFQ may be submitted through 2 PM June 12, 2008.  The RFQ is for a base period of three years and one two-year option period.

Once in place, the new BAAR system will facilitate easier upgrades of government rules and guidelines, support new technologies that eliminate manual processes, meet increasing security requirements, and support GSA’s financial management enterprise architecture.

The new system will establish standard accounting business processes across GSA’s financial management enterprise architecture, and produce bills for GSA’s many business lines in large volumes.  The solution will address federal compliance issues required by Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Federal Financial Management Improvement Act (FFMIA), Financial Management Enterprise Architecture (FMEA), and other federal rules and regulations to support GSA’s capabilities as a Financial Management Line of Business (FMLOB).

This acquisition also presents an opportunity to showcase the use of GSA Schedules in support of anticipated guidance outlined in revised Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-127.  GSA looks forward to implementation of the standard business process, and the common accounting code developed in conjunction with intergovernmental teams and the Federal Integration Systems Office (FISO).  The adoption of standards will improve interagency financial processing; reduce costs and implement the FMLOB Vision/Framework

For more information on the RFQ, please visit http://www.ebuy.gsa.gov.

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