Agencies handling governmentwide acquisition contracts are extending their work hours in response to a potentialÂ increase in orders this month, FCW reported Friday. Joanne Woytek, manager for NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contract vehicle, noted that theÂ federal micro-purchase thresholdâs increase from $3,500 to $10,000 may result in more customers leveraging the flexibility of credit cards compared to delivery orders.Â
Glynis Fisher, deputy director ofÂ the National Institutes of Health’s Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center, addedÂ that while she anticipates the amount of orders to be comparable to prior years, she expects to see additional work across the centerâs three contract vehicles for information technology services.
According to a General Services Administration spokesperson, task orders under the agency’s Alliant 2 and VETS 2 vehicles have increased and awards may be issued before the monthâs end. The spokesman told FCW that GSA expects a busy ordering period for the Alliant 2, VETS 2 andÂ 8(a) STARS II vehicles this month.