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In July’s issue of Buy the Way, we announced the launch of the IT Small Business Incubator Pilot, which aims to reduce barriers to doing business with the Commonwealth, expedite contracting, and increase access to innovative services.

To be successful, the Incubator requires a steady stream of small IT projects and funding from Executive Agencies and other government entities. We need your IT projects valued at $150,000 or less! Types of projects and/or services may include:

  • Applications/systems design and development;
  • Software and systems integration;
  • Information Technology planning; and
  • Other intellectual work performed by IT professionals.

On July 19, OSD issued RFR #SBP01Pilot (Small Business Incubator Pilot for Small-Scale Information Technology Services) to establish a pre-qualified list of Massachusetts-based small businesses capable of providing small-scale information technology professional services projects. The Statewide Contract features open enrollment, enabling bidders to be added throughout the contract’s duration.

Executive Agencies have SBPP benchmark spending goals of 3.3% for FY2017 for small procurements under $150,000 that do not qualify as incidental purchases. For Executive Agencies, involvement in the Incubator may aid in making inroads to meeting or exceeding the FY2017 SBPP benchmark. Municipalities participating in the Pilot also may benefit by potentially increasing tax revenues for their communities by using local vendors. Additionally, the Incubator offers a way to utilize the recently awarded Community Compact IT Grant funds to satisfy the commitments made in partnership with Lieutenant Governor Polito.

Please contact John Fitzpatrick (john.b.fitzpatrick@state.ma.us), Dmitriy Nikolayev (dmitriy.nikolayev@state.ma.us), or Bill McAvoy (william.mcavoy@state.ma.us) if you believe you may have an upcoming project that fits within the bounds of the Incubator or if you would like to learn more about this Pilot program.

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