For years, the federal acquisition community has been wishing for simpler access to the kind of information they need to make smarter purchases and save taxpayers dollars. Now, GSA’s new eBuy Open is delivering that critical market research through an easy to use interactive web platform designed with their needs in mind.
The eBuy Open tool helps customers leverage best practices and lessons-learned from across the federal acquisition community. The transparency of eBuy Open helps buyers quickly search open, closed and canceled eBuy Requests for Quotes (RFQs) from FY 2014 forward, showing which agencies are requesting what products and services from GSA Schedules. Digging deeper unearths invaluable information, including how other buyers draft their documents to get the best quotes from industry, and when specific products and services are purchased. It has already drawn rave reviews from acquisition leadership in federal agencies across government, who are using it to conduct market research and search for examples. They say this tool demonstrates that GSA is listening to its customers that use the Schedules every day and they are thrilled with the new eBuy Open.