What's going on at GSA?
- By Colleen O'Hara
- Sep 29, 2000
General Services Administration executives this week highlighted for industry
current and future initiatives under way at the agency.
Among the announcements are:
* Plans to add seat management to the Federal Supply Schedules.
* Plans to require about 8,000 schedule contractors to register on GSA
Advantage by July 1, 2001.
* Implementation of an 8(a) credit program, giving agencies that order
off the GSA schedule credit for using 8(a) contractors.
* The imminent award of a $1 billion blanket purchase agreement for
* Plans to develop a new network services contract dubbed "Connections"
that will replace the Purchase of Telecommunications Service contracts nationwide
and help with FTS 2001 transition.
* The hiring of about 12 national account managers in the Federal Technology
Service's Office of Sales, which is headed by Mary Whitley.
* Plans to award a blanket purchase agreement for a study on how services
are being bought in government.
* Plans to split the information security office into two sections:
client support and governmentwide initiatives.
* Recent conclusion of the largest online reverse auction in government
with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, and the first under GSA's
The executives were speaking Wednesday at an Armed Forces Communications
and Electronics Association breakfast in Bethesda, Md.