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NASA SEWP Contract Vehicle Review


NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP, pronounced ‘soup’) is one of the premier Information Technology (IT) multi-award Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC). Originally conceived in the 1990s, SEWP has undergone several iterations and has grown to become a leading-edge contract vehicle for federal agencies.


SEWP was first established in 1992, with an aim to simplify the process of procuring IT products within the federal space. Over the years, SEWP has gone through multiple versions, each refining the scope, vendor list, and product coverage. These versions, SEWP I through SEWP V, have extended the contract’s reach, incorporating lessons from previous versions and ensuring that the procurement process remains streamlined and in tune with the latest technological advancements.

Technical Scope:

The contract vehicle specializes in offering a wide range of advanced IT products, services, and solutions, including cloud computing, cybersecurity tools, servers, network equipment, telecommunication tools, health IT, video conferencing systems, and more. Additionally, SEWP provides product-based services such as installation, training, maintenance, and more. Recognizing the significance of evolving IT needs, SEWP’s scope is broad, catering to the varied requirements of federal agencies.


Over the decades, SEWP has built a reputation for efficient service, a broad scope of offerings, and ease of use. Some key metrics include:

  • Order Efficiency: SEWP boasts an average processing time of just one day, which is a testament to its streamlined operations.
  • Customer Service: Dedicated customer support, regular training sessions, and a helpline have made SEWP one of the most user-friendly contract vehicles.
  • Customer Service: Dedicated customer support, regular training sessions, and a helpline have made SEWP one of the most user-friendly contract vehicles.
  • Costs: One of SEWP’s standout features is its low surcharge rate, which at a mere 0.375% (as of my last update in September 2021) is competitive, ensuring federal agencies get maximum value for their investment.

Re-competition Plans:

While SEWP V, the latest iteration as of 2021, was awarded in 2015 with a ten-year period of performance, NASA is already gearing up for the future. Anticipating the end of SEWP V’s lifecycle, NASA has begun laying the groundwork for SEWP VI. While details of SEWP VI are still under wraps, the focus will undoubtedly be on further streamlining processes, broadening the vendor base, and ensuring the contract remains aligned with emerging IT trends and federal requirements.


The NASA SEWP contract vehicle stands as a beacon of efficiency and forward-thinking in federal IT procurement. Its rich history, broad technical scope, impressive metrics, and the proactive approach towards re-competition underscore its significance in the federal IT landscape. As SEWP continues to evolve, federal agencies can remain confident in its capacity to meet their diverse IT needs.



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