How GSA Benefits the Public
Administrator Martha Johnson and U.S. Rep. Andre Carson pause for a photo with local contractors and construction workers at the Maj. Gen. Emmett J. Bean Federal Center in Indianapolis, IN undergoing a project funded by the Recovery Act.
In FY 2010, GSA continued to shape and facilitate ways for the government to conduct business and to interact with citizens and industry.
Most federal activity is conducted using technology, furniture, workspace, office equipment, and supplies procured through GSA. GSA provides direct public access to a wide range of government services by managing the official Web portals of the federal government, USA.gov and GobiernoUSA.gov, its Spanish-language counterpart, and providing goods, services, and workspace to federal agencies at best value.
GSA helps protect the nation by providing equipment and non-tactical vehicles to the U.S. military and by providing federal, state and local governments with law enforcement equipment, firefighting and rescue equipment, and disaster recovery products and services.
GSA AND THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT
In FY 2009, GSA received $5.9 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds. GSA is dedicating the Recovery Act funds to construction and renovation projects that are creating jobs and providing environmental benefits. The funds allowed GSA to begin projects to reduce water and energy consumption in over 240 federal buildings and to replace over 17,000 aging motor vehicles with fuel-efficient vehicles.
The Public Buildings Service (PBS) received $5.6 billion of Recovery Act funds. Using these funds, PBS has put 545 companies to work building and renovating federal buildings, U.S. courthouses, and land ports of entry across the country. A few of the Recovery Act projects that PBS concentrated on in FY 2010 include:
The Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) obligated nearly $300 million in Recovery Act funds and procured 17,246 new, more fuel efficient vehicles. By the end of FY 2010, all vehicles were delivered, and 17,205 older vehicles were sold, resulting in revenues of $50.5 million. To further “green” the fleet, GSA used the proceeds from the sale to purchase an additional 1,590 hybrid, 200 low-speed electric, and 94 other vehicles. Most of these vehicles were delivered to customers in FY 2010.
More information about the use of the GSA Recovery Act funds is available at GSA.gov/recovery.