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GSA Posts SmartPay® RFI on FedBizOpps

GSA #10171

July 6, 2005
Contact: Viki Reath (202) 501-1231
viki.reath@gsa.gov

Washington, DC -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today announced that it is soliciting ideas for the future GSA SmartPay® government-wide charge card services program, the largest program of its kind in the world, which in 2004 supported more than $24 billion in spending by federal agencies and other authorized organizations.

GSA plans to issue a Request for Proposals for the future SmartPay® program in FY 2006 and award contracts in FY 2007.  Existing GSA SmartPay® contracts expire Nov. 29, 2008, assuming the remaining contract option periods are exercised.

Responses to the GSA SmartPay® Request for Information (RFI) will be accepted until July 26.  The RFI is posted on www.fedbizopps.gov, the Internet site that lists all federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000.

“A key goal is to improve charge card purchase data collection and evaluation, which will provide customer agencies additional options for safeguarding the government purchasing process, while also providing additional options for buying smarter,” said Neal Fox, GSA Assistant Commissioner for Commercial Acquisition.  “The future program will emphasize customer service, using new technology to fulfill unique government purchasing and funds management requirements more effectively and efficiently.” 

In 2004, GSA SmartPay®:

  • Supported 350 federal agencies, organizations and Native American tribes.
  • Processed nearly 90 million purchase, travel and fleet transactions.
  • Supported more than $24 billion in spending on goods and services, including travel and government vehicle fuel and maintenance.
  • Saved the federal government $3.4 billion in administrative and transaction costs.
  • Refunded $123 million to agencies.

Government charge card program managers interested in the future GSA SmartPay® program are invited to attend the Seventh Annual GSA SmartPay® Conference, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, in Boston.  For conference registration and other opportunities to share ideas for the future program, please visit www.gsa.gov/gsasmartpay.

GSA is a centralized federal procurement and property management agency created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public.  GSA’s 12,000 associates acquire, on behalf of federal agencies, office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies and services, and provide services and solutions for offices that house more than one million federal workers in more than 8,000 government-owned and leased buildings in 2,000 U.S. communities.