GSA initiates A-76 studies for administrative functions

The General Services Administration has started the clock on studies that will determine whether it retains or outsources administrative support functions at its Washington headquarters and regional offices in New York.

In separate notices, GSA said it is initiating streamlined competitions under Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 for back-office administrative functions in its Public Buildings Services division in Washington and various offices in New York.

Streamlined competition under Circular 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 make a determination in 90 days of who should perform the work.

In these cases, GSA said, the administrative functions are performed by 11 employees and 18 contractors in Washington, and 12 employees and 18 contractors in New York.

The Washington analysis will be completed by Aug. 31, and the New York study will be finished by Aug. 30, GSA said.

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