EPA keeps IT support in-house after A-76 competition
- By Rob Thormeyer
- Jan 20, 2006
The Environmental Protection Agency will keep certain IT support functions at some of its regional offices in-house, concluding that it would not be cost-effective to outsource those functions.
EPA in October launched a handful of streamlined
competitions under Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 for various IT services at its offices in Atlanta, San Francisco and Kansas City, Kan.
The streamlined competition portion of A-76 lets agencies compete 65 or fewer employee positions for inherently commercial tasks by either soliciting proposals from contractors or conducting market research from multiple-award schedule contracts.
Under the rules, an agency must compare at least three vendors' prices for the functions, and then make a determination in 90 days of who should do the job.
After completing its analyses, EPA earlier this week said it will retain
the IT functions.