The General Services Administration released a presolicitation May 17, 2018, seeking a software-as-a-service payroll solution called NewPay.

“NewPay potentially benefits every federal civilian employee in the Executive Branch, including the civilian workforce within the armed services and quasi-federal agencies. NewPay will provide user friendly self-service options, future cost-avoidance and increased efficiency in a secure environment,” the GSA news release on the contract said.

According to the presolicitation, GSA is seeking either a payroll-only solution or a payroll, work schedule and leave management solution, and will be accepting responses on both options. The contract could reach over $2.5 billion and span 13 years.

Competition for the contract will be held within the Schedule 70 contract vehicle and will be awarded as a blanket purchase agreement to one or more contractors, so that agencies choosing to participate can buy directly off the agreement.

The federal government currently uses four different payroll systems, which were consolidated from 26 systems in the mid 2000s.

According to the GSA news release, the payroll modernization is part of efforts under the President’s Management Agenda to share quality services and modernize IT across the government.

Potential offerors must submit information through GSA’s eBuy system on their pricing, scalability, flexibility and software publisher status by June 1, 2018, at 5 p.m. for GSA to determine their eligibility.