The General Services Administration, or GSA, is an independent agency established in 1949 and is responsible for managing and supporting the government's offices and employees.
The GSA Schedules program works to establish long-term contracts between the government and commercials businesses intended to provide access to products and services at discount prices. The Federal Acquisition Service is one of two national services offices in the GSA (the other is the Public Buildings Service). It is responsible for offering comprehensive solutions in the areas of product and service delivery, technology, travel, online acquisition programs and motor vehicle services.
E-tools offered by GSA include the GSAAdvantage!® online shopping and ordering system; the GSA eLibrary, which contains documents such as the GSA schedules and technology contracts; and eBuy, which contains an online Request for Quotation tool.
Other offices in the GSA include the Office of the Chief Information Officer, the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, and the Office of Small Business Utilization.

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New order tasks agencies with cutting greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade

A new executive order seeks to have agencies cut their greenhouse gas emissions to an extent that could save the government billions of dollars, says a March 19 statement from Acting General Services Administration head Denise Turner Roth.

GSA seeking information about commercial services to manage dot-gov registration services

The General Services Administration is seeking information about commercial services that can provide top-level domain name registration services through a secure "DOTGOV.gov" website.

Army signs on to use GSA's OASIS contracting vehicle for professional services

The Army has signed on to use the General Service Administration's governmentwide blanket contract for professional services, called OASIS, says a March 16 GSA statement.

Report: GSA didn't always follow best practices when managing federal court renovations

The General Services Administration didn't properly follow its own best practices for managing large scale projects during some of its renovations to federal courthouses, says a recently released Government Accountability Office report.

Court rules GSA Schedules subject to commercial items regulation

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that purchases made using the General Services Administration Schedules must still follow regulations for commercial items under the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

GSA proposes overhaul to Multiple Award Schedules

Under a proposed General Services Administration rule, the multiple awards schedule would get an overhaul to address recommendations by the 2010 Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel.

GSA extends Networx contracts

Agencies now have a little more time before they have to transition their Networx Universal and Networx Enterprise contracts to a new contract vehicle. The General Services Administration will extend those contracts for three years, giving agencies until 2020 to move from Networx to a new vehicle for their telecommunications needs.

Spotlight: GSA issues draft RFP for NS2020

The General Services Administration Feb. 28 posted a draft request for proposal for Network Services 2020.

Crowdsource testing yields mobile content best practices

After almost two years of testing federal mobile websites, the General Services Administration's mobile crowdsource compatibility testing program, has gathered best practices for agencies developing their mobile content strategy.

GSA acting administrator wants to continue advancing digital services and streamlined acquisition

In her first public message since she was selected as acting head of the General Services Administration, Denise Turner Roth said Monday she will work to make a better and more digitally-oriented workplace for federal employees.