The General Services Administrationâs Federal Acquisition Service and the Defense Health Agency have formed a seven-year partnership to invest $5.4 billion toward the procurement ofÂ health information technology services and systems.
Mary Davie, head of FAS’ integrated technology office,Â said in a Thursday blog postÂ DHA will purchase new health IT services through GSAâs Schedule 70 and the Alliant, Alliant SB, 8(a)STARS II and VETS government-wide acquisition contracts under the partnership.
DHAÂ also intends to procure professional services via GSA’sÂ One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services vehicle.
After DHA posted its requirements on the Office of Management and Budgetâs MAX system, GSA started to work with DHAÂ to develop an agreement for the use of GSAâs IT contracts and electronic tools to conduct market research, acquisition planning, solicitation development and reporting.
During a Jan. 20Â industry day, DHA and GSA shared development work on the Schedule 70 Health IT Special Item Number with the goal to helpÂ DHA pick health IT companies.