It was a packed house as the Environmental Protection Agency held an industry day to inform vendors about the details of its new agile contracting vehicle, according to FedScoop.
The event signals a growing interest in contracting for agile at the federal level. EPA’s blanket purchase agreement follows a similar one formed recently by the Department of Homeland Security.
Around 280 people attended the industry day, where EPA officials went over some of the particulars of the agency’s five-year agile BPA, worth up to $200 million. Under the BPA, the agency plans to select a pre-approved pool of vendors who emphasize agile methodologies like building applications or systems bit by bit, using automated testing, and providing a transparent code repository.
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