One of the main goals for the General Services Administration's 18F is to bring agile development practices to the government acquisition process. One of the more innovative ways the 18F team is trying to accomplish that is through its Agile BPA, a contract vehicle for companies that can support agile development that itself was built using agile concepts.
Unfortunately, the process for getting the vehicle going has been less than agile.
Now, after the initial protests were settled and just as 18F was getting ready to go ahead with the full launch of the vehicle, additional protests have been lodged, delaying the contracts further.
So far, all protests against the BPA awards have been dismissed or otherwise resolved.
The GAO has a maximum of 100 days to make a decision on TCG's protest, though it could be resolved or dismissed at any time before that deadline.
Aaron Boyd is an awarding-winning journalist currently serving as editor of Federal Times — a Washington, D.C. institution covering federal workforce and contracting for more than 50 years — and Fifth Domain — a news and information hub focused on cybersecurity and cyberwar from a civilian, military and international perspective.