GSA to offer one-stop shop
- By Colleen O'Hara
- May 16, 2000
The General Services Administration plans by October to make the Electronic
Posting System the single point of entry for electronic grants applications
EPS provides vendors with online access to governmentwide
business opportunities that are worth $25,000 or more.
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy is considering making EPS the single point of entry for companies
seeking governmentwide business opportunities.
But even without a OFPP mandate, at least 14 agencies are already using
EPS to distribute information.
"The goal is to enhance EPS to provide a single place for grants recipients
to access grant information," said Mary Mitchell, deputy associate administrator
of GSA's Office of Electronic Commerce.
EPS, which looks like a single system to the user, really is a highly distributed
environment. It eventually will interface with the Federal Commons, an interagency initiative that intends to provide a common
interface to grants recipients that include universities, research institutions,
small businesses, and state and local governments.