The IDIQ Market

The federal market is always changing and IDIQs are no exception. Major shifts in the market include:

  • using of large umbrella contracts (IDIQs) to purchase goods and services that could be competed individually(this is known as bundling)
  • justifying sole source contracts by citing an "urgent and compelling need"
  • extending large contracts as a "bridge," rather than re-competing them
  • switching public re-competes to IDIQ contracts and breaking up huge information technology contracts into small, more manageable pieces, usually through a new IDIQ contract or an existing information technology GWAC (this is known as parceling)
  • using "cloud" services rather than purchase of information technology equipment
  • developing a new sense of federal budget constraints

This newsletter is an excerpt from Loading the Dice in DC, Legally: Learn the Politics and Realities of Federal Contracting by Fedmarket Founder and President, Richard White.
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