The U.S. Government has a number of procurement vehicles for the commercial off the shelf (COTS) information technology that they buy on a routine basis. This market is experiencing a shift regarding the acquisition of products and services. Within the past few years, agency-specific contracts have garnered more attention from federal agencies due to key factors such as adaptability and lower pricing. Alleviating risks related to procurements is the overall key reason for federal agencies gravitating towards agency-specific contracts. With the General Services Administration (GSA) offering strategic partnering for those agencies, not only can procurement risks be mitigated, but monitoring of contracting activity increases significantly.