GSA issues pre-solicitation notice for payroll modernization

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Elizabeth Angerman, executive director of Unified Shared Services Management at the General Services Administration, discusses how the agency is selecting “viable competitors” for payroll modernization and USSM’s President’s Management Agenda priorities.  


The latest federal program to be given the shared services treatment is payroll. The General Services Administration released its pre-solicitation notice earlier this month, and the deadline to submit responses is June 1. The reactions to the pre-solicitation will determine how GSA selects “viable competitors” to modernize the way federal employees receive their salary.

 

“We are really looking for a Software-as-a-Service model. One of the pillars of our shared service goal in the President’s Management Agenda is that we only want to build what we cannot buy,” said Elizabeth Angerman, executive director of Unified Shared Services Management at GSA. “The government is really cautious about not creating the next generation of legacy systems. And this is a really important opportunity we have to show that industry can bring solutions that already exist, that already pay people who don’t work for the government, and they can actually pay the people who work for the government.”