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Breakfast Club™ (WBC) is a monthly information exchange which features
legislators, agency executives and officials from all branches of federal
government presenting on relevant and timely information to interested industry
For the January 2010 kickoff, we welcome Mr. Jim Ghiloni
, Director of Business and Acquisition Operations for GSA's Office of Assisted Acquisition Services
(AAS), part of the Federal Acquisition Service
(FAS). We've asked Mr. Ghiloni to share with us "Why the GSA Office of Assisted Acquisition Services Should Factor Into Your FY2010 Strategy?
In fiscal year 2009, the Office of Assisted Acquisition Services was responsible for obligating $3.9B with $1B of that to small businesses
. While the Department of Defense represents AAS' largest customer, they do business with nearly every Civilian agency as well. Large civilian customers include VA, EPA, Agriculture, GSA, DHS, USAID and FDIC.
Although GSA Schedules are definitely utilized whenever practical, being a schedule holder is not a requirement to benefit from the activities of this organization since the top contract vehicles leveraged in FY09 included (in addition to various GSA Schedules): Millenia Lite
; Open Market Acquisitions
; 8(a) STARS
; GSA Connections
and NASA SEWP
. We're told they occasionally tap the Army ITES
and Air Force NETCENTS
contracts as needed.