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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House passes bill slashing IRS budget, but allowing Obama to implement federal pay raise

The House passed a fiscal 2015 appropriations bill Wednesday that slashes funding for the Internal Revenue Service, but opens the way for President Obama to implement a pay bump for federal workers.

GSA's innovation team announces new API standards

The General Services Administration's team of innovators known as 18F has released its first version of recommendations and guidelines for API production.

New federal toolkit aims to help agencies better measure, analyze social media programs

Federal agencies that want to measure how well their social media programs are working or identify areas that need updating can tap into a new analytics toolkit developed by a government working group.

New federal toolkit seeks to improve social media content for people with disabilities

A new federal toolkit aims to help agencies assess their social media programs for people with disabilities and identify areas that can be improved.

Federal agencies get some help developing their social media policies through a new toolkit

A federal working group recently launched a new toolkit to help agencies assess their social media policies, find areas that need updating and view recent examples of sample text.

GSA asks contactors for input on new HR contracting vehicle

The General Services Administration wants industry input before creating its contract to provide human resources training to agencies, a June 16 GSA blog post says. "The information provided will be utilized for preliminary planning purposes by the government to facilitate the decision making process and will not be disclosed outside of Government," the blog post says.

Updated: GSA played favorites and mismanaged Reagan Building contract

The contractor who runs the federal government-owned Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center was selected through favoritism and subsequently mismanaged the building, a June 17 General Services Administration inspector general report says.

GSA decides not to extend OS2

The General Services Administration won't extend the second iteration of the Office Supplies strategic sourcing initiative even though the third version isn't off the ground yet. The Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative Second Generation Office Supplies blanket purchase agreements were set to expire on May 31.

Audit: IRS not properly documenting recycling and donations of used IT equipment

While the Internal Revenue Service is properly sanitizing and donating its used IT equipment to schools, nonprofits and other non-federal recipients, a recent audit found that the agency isn't complying with all the necessary procedures and documentation.

GSA plans to standardize part numbers to reduce MAS price variability

The General Services Administration plans to ask contractors on the Multiple Awards Schedule to standardize part number to reduce the variability of prices at the contracting level, a June 12 GSA blog post says. GSA is also working with services contractors to figure out a better approach to standardizing labor categories for services, the blog post says.