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Simplified Acquisition Snapshot™ for week of March 18, 2013: Georgia

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Posted by: Guy Timberlake
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If your organization is trying to establish or increase its business with federal agencies, the Simplified Acquisition Snapshot™ report may provide the insight you need to understand how the U.S. Government uses streamlined purchasing methods to acquire goods and services they need, possibly right in your back yard.

Welcome to the latest edition of the Simplified Acquisition Snapshot™.

Simplified Acquisition Spending Background
From the start of FY2011 through January 2013, federal agencies issued more than $32 billion dollars in simplified acquisition buys, using more than 1000 NAICS Codes in the process.

By comparison, federal agencies issued $30.480 billion dollars in simplified acquisition contract actions during the ten-year period from FY2000 through FY2010.

PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Georgia
When we pulled the YTD data for FY13 spending where The Peach State was the place of performance, we found that thirty-one (31) federal agencies, boards and commissions combined to spend $68 million dollars on goods and services purchases using the simplified acquisition procedures
. Based on the number of actions resulting in BPA Calls, Definitive Contracts, Delivery Orders, Purchase Orders and similar, the average contract action was valued at $17,144.10.

TOP CONTRACTING DEPARTMENTS
The top five contracting departments by spending at the time of the report were:

  1. Department of Defense**
  2. Department of the Treasury
  3. Department of Health and Human Services
  4. Department of Justice
  5. General Services Administration

These organizations account for more than $60 million dollars of the total YTD spending for this place of performance.

COMPETITION LEVELS

  • Based on total offers received by the Government (6,438) an average of 1.6 offers were received for each reported contract action (competed and non-competed). The current average number of offers received in response to competed opportunities is 1.98 offers per contract action.

TOP PRODUCTS/SERVICES
The top five (5) products/services (of 529 Product/Service Codes used) account for over $23 million of this state's total simplified acquisition spending fiscal year-to-date. They are:

  • IT and Telecom - Telecommunications and Transmission
  • Support - Management: Logistics Support
  • Support - Professional: Other
  • Hardware, Commercial
  • Airframe Structural Components

DOLLARS AWARDED TO SMALL BUSINESS

  • Total dollars awarded YTD to small business: $31,735,331.83

COMPETITIVE vs. NON-COMPETITIVE DOLLARS

  • $40,451,229.16 of the contract dollars spent fiscal year-to-date were competitive purchases

TOP 5 NAICS CODES

  • The top five (5) NAICS Codes by spending (of the 461 NAICS Codes used to-date) account for $29,092,350 of total state spending YTD. There are eleven (11) NAICS Codes where YTD spending exceeds $1 million dollars YTD.
TOP CONTRACTING OFFICES
  • Of the 381 contracting offices represented on this report, the top five account for $35,332,154.08. The top contracting office by YTD spending is the Treasury/Internal Revenue Service having posted contract actions valued at $13,788,681.71.

 

PAYMENTS BY GSA SMARTPAY PURCHASE CARD

PAYMENT SUMMARY/TOP DEPARTMENTS

  • Thirteen (13) contracting departments issued payments via GSA SmartPay/SmartPay2 Purchase Card for a YTD total of $2,009,505.45. DoD, Justice and VA lead in this area.

NAICS CODE USE/SPENDING

  • YTD purchase card spending is distributed among one hundred twenty-one (121) NAICS Codes.
  • The top NAICS Code for this report accounted for $251,473.43 in purchase card payments.
  • The top five NAICS Codes (for payments by SmartPay) account for $829,323.31 in spending YTD

SPENDING BY AWARD TYPE

The 'Award or IDV Type' indicates if agency dollars were obligated to an existing contract vehicle such as a GSA Schedule, Blanket Purchase Agreement, GWAC or similar, or that they were issued on an instrument not attached to a previously awarded contract vehicle, such as a purchase order or definitive contract. The following award types represent total dollars YTD for this place of performance and are listed from most to least dollars spent:

  • Purchase Order
  • BPA Call
  • Definitive Contract
  • Delivery Order

The top award type for this report represents more than $33 million in obligated dollars YTD.

 

What is a Simplified Acquisition?
By definition, a simplified acquisition is one of the easiest ways for federal agencies to purchase goods and services in support of business and mission operations, and each fiscal year, hundreds of thousands of contract actions worth billions of dollars are issued to companies located around the world.

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) indicates this method is intended to reduce the administrative burden associated with these acquisitions for both Government and Industry, and are used to procure goods and services including research and development, construction and commercial items, that fall within the Simplified Acquisition Threshold.

Additionally, the Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP) were established to create additional business opportunities for small and disadvantaged business concerns in government contracting. Often, this presents a great opportunity for companies new to an agency (or new to government contracting) to get a "foot in the door" because of the lower level of risk associated with these purchases.

Our Weekly Article Series
The Simplified Acquisition Snapshot™ is The American Small Business Coalition's weekly education and market intelligence brief about simplified acquisition spending based on the Place of Performance for each contract, task order or purchase order issued. For more state reviews, visit www.theasbc.org/sapsnapshot.

Simplified Acquisition Snapshot™ is sponsored by:

" Taking payments to the next level…and beyond ”

 

* "Contract action” means any oral or written action that results in the purchase, rent, or lease of supplies or equipment, services, or construction using appropriated dollars over the micro-purchase threshold, or modifications to these actions regardless of dollar value. Contract action does not include grants, cooperative agreements, other transactions, real property leases, requisitions from Federal stock, training authorizations, or other non-FAR based transactions.

** For public users, Department of Defense contract actions are delayed 90 days due to operational security (OPSEC).

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