Acquisition

The IAE Common Services Platform Achieves ATO Approval

The IAE Common Services Platform Achieves ATO Approval

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GSA’s Integrated Award Environment (IAE) Common Services Platform (CSP) recently passed a rigorous security assessment and operational check and has received its Authorization to Operate (ATO). This is very important as the ATO ensures security for future users of the CSP...
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Announcing the 18F Micro-purchase Platform

Announcing the 18F Micro-purchase Platform

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Editor‘s Note: The following post originally ran on the 18F Blog. Read the original post here. In October 2015, 18F launched an experiment in micro-purchasing. We posted an opportunity to contribute code to our CALC project, and a number of bidders took us up on...
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FAS ITS Leads Innovation: Geospatial Software Contracts Simplified

FAS ITS Leads Innovation: Geospatial Software Contracts Simplified

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  The Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) supports GSA’s vision of being an economic catalyst and proactive federal partner, while maintaining operational excellence, in many ways. This includes incorporating cutting-edge, new, and innovative IT ideas and solutions into our programs, contracts...
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The Agile BPA is ready to launch

The Agile BPA is ready to launch

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Editor‘s Note: The following post originally ran on the 18F Blog. Read the original post here. Today, we’re pleased to officially say that Pool Three of the Agile Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) is . Although we announced the awardees earlier this year, there were multiple...
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GSA’s 8(a)STARS II Award Makes Government Buildings Smarter

GSA’s 8(a)STARS II Award Makes Government Buildings Smarter

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Imagine walking into your office building, coffee in hand, and the first thing you see is a bright digital display with a color dashboard offering a variety of information, including an agenda with your 10 a.m. meeting on it. Later,...
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Renewing Our Commitment to AbilityOne and SourceAmerica

Renewing Our Commitment to AbilityOne and SourceAmerica

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In addition to my role as an Assistant Commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service, I also have the privilege of serving as one of President Obama’s appointees to the U.S. AbilityOne Commission. In that role, I work with colleagues from...
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Usage Jumps 1000% as Agencies Save With GSA’s Reverse Auction Tool

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Customizable Platform Delivers Savings on Commonly Purchased Goods and Simple Services Over the past year, GSA’s government-developed and managed reverse auction platform (ReverseAuctions.gsa.gov) has seen amazing growth, with usage surging over 1000 percent from the first quarter of FY14 compared...
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Taking Category Management Government-Wide

Taking Category Management Government-Wide

Editor's Note: 2015 was a busy year for us at the General Services Administration. Thank you – our readers – for being a part of it! As 2015 draws to a close, we’re looking back at our top five blog posts that were most popular. Here’s number 3:

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In December, the Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council (SSLC), comprised of the seven largest and highest-spending agencies, took a major step forward in transforming the federal acquisition landscape.  The SSLC approved dividing the federal marketplace into ten super categories of commonly...
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GSA Uses Government Buying Power to Cut Carbon Pollution

GSA Uses Government Buying Power to Cut Carbon Pollution

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GSA manages billions in acquisition contracts on behalf of federal agencies, and we are taking action to leverage the buying power of the government to cut carbon pollution and save taxpayer dollars. In 2009, President Obama ordered agencies to analyze...
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