“This is an important step toward understanding how we can change the way government does business internally," according to one official.
The General Services Administration wants industry to show it how software-as-a-service deployments could disrupt the way the federal government handles administration functions.
In a request for information released Tuesday, GSA’s newly created Unified Shared Services Management office seeks a better understanding of industry capabilities across administrative services referenced in the Office of Management and Budget memorandum M-16-11, including financial management, human resources, acquisition and information technology.
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The RFI also seeks innovative ideas on SaaS capabilities across those lines of service, but also “industry ideas on documentation of governmentwide needs and public-private partnership funding models.”
“This is an important step toward understanding how we can change the way government does business internally," said Beth Angerman, executive director of USSM, in a statement. "Improving administrative services ultimately helps the government be better equipped to deliver its core mission and save the taxpayers money.”
A SaaS model could give the government more flexibility in the services it delivers and help achieve economies of scale.
USSM, per its mission to enable delivery of high-value shared services across government, will accept industry responses through Feb. 28.