OS2 allows federal agencies to buy items they use every day in smarter, more cost effective ways. Products like pens, file folders, and staplers can now be purchased by federal agencies at deep discounts through strategic contracts provided by OS2. The program critically analyzes an organization’s spending pattern to seek additional savings on already negotiated prices.
From the beginning of the program, we made increasing opportunities for small businesses a central component of the strategy. There are 15 companies that are directly enrolled as part of the OS2 program and 13 are small businesses. Two of these businesses have agreements with companies outside of the sourcing initiative that will allow OS2 purchases to reach an additional 140 small businesses while still meeting the intended savings.
The program also allows federal agencies to continue to incorporate job-creating strategic objectives such as the AbilityOne program and sustainability goals. The AbilityOne program provides jobs to the blind and disabled, and the purchase of sustainable products is supporting innovative new industries.
OS2 is just one example of the many programs that the Federal Acquisition Service provides that are good for business and good for government. We achieve our mission through smart programs, and we are always looking for ways to save taxpayer dollars. Our programs are driving prices down for federal agencies while providing substantial opportunities for small business. At the Federal Acquisition Service, we are committed to supplying what the government needs at the best value possible.