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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McCaskill witholding GSA administrator approval over plagued procurement database integration

It's not going to be an easy road for the nominee seeking to run the General Services Administration if Sen. Claire McCaskill has her way.

GSA calls for proposals to redevelop Federal Triangle South

The General Services Administration is requesting proposals from a shortlist of developers to work on the Federal Triangle South project in southwest Washington, D.C., according to a July 17 statement.

GSA launches dashboard for OASIS contracting information

The General Services Administration launched a dashboard so federal procurement staff can compare data on the agency's newest contracting vehicle, according to a July 13 GSA statement.

NIH syndicates grant data

Government agencies or other interested organizations can now pull grant information from the National Institutes of Health directly into their online content, while maintaining the look and feel of their website or mobile application.

Agencies embrace mobile, but apps need to prove effectiveness

The importance of mobile devices is plenty apparent now, but federal agencies should be cautious and make sure they can get value out of building native mobile apps, says the General Services Administration on its DigitalGov blog.

GSA official sentenced to three months in prison for Las Vegas conference spending scandal

The man behind the General Services Administration's Las Vegas conference spending scandal was sentenced Tuesday to three months in prison and a bevy of monetary fines, according to an emailed GSA inspector general statement.

VMware, Carahsoft to pay $75.5M settling allegations they overcharged gov't for software, services

Justice Department officials said that VMware and Carahsoft hid their commercial pricing practices and overcharged the government from 2007 to 2013.

GSA exceeded subcategory prime small business contracting goal, received top grade from SBA

The General Services Administration awarded $1.5 billion in contracts to small businesses in fiscal 2014, with the Small Business Administration giving the agency an "A" grade for its efforts, says a June 29 GSA statement.

GSA launches online tool for government buyers to search for past price quotes

The General Services Administration has launched an online, interactive platform meant to make it easier for government buyers to find information on past purchases, says a June 23 GSA blog post.

Sharpe: GSA collecting data to standardize Multiple Award Schedules product codes

The General Services Administration is in the process of collecting data to standardize product codes and part numbers as part of a massive overhaul of the Multiple Award Schedules, says a June 22 blog post by Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe.