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Doan Signs Order, Completes GSA Reorganization

GSA #10285

October 12, 2006
Contact: (202) 501-1231
jon.anderson@gsa.gov

Washington, DC –Lurita Doan, Administrator of General Services at the U.S. General Services Administration today implemented the agency’s much anticipated Federal Acquisition Service.

Signing GSA Order ADM 5440.591, Administrator Doan completed the agency’s process in bringing about the reorganization of the agency’s former Federal Technology and Federal Supply Services. 

"The signing of this legislation marks an historic moment for GSA and will keep us on track to hit our top target – superior customer service,” said Administrator Doan. “Creation of the new Federal Acquisition Service enables us to better provide superior customer service by providing goods and services to federal government agencies at best value. With the President’s signature, all of the pieces are now in place.”

This act authorizes the FAS reorganization and establishes a new, single GSA fund—the Acquisition Services Fund. Today’s official implementation of FAS enables GSA to provide improved customer service and focus; greater career opportunities for employees; greater business flexibility for acquisition solutions; enhanced financial management and accountability; increased efficiencies; greater standardization within FAS and with  external industry partners, while allowing for more innovation; and better support of the President’s Management Agenda.

“We have the authority to move forward, and our leaders and phenomenal workforce will execute the game plan. My optimism about the future of GSA is matched only by my confidence in our ability to understand, anticipate and deliver total workplace solutions to our customers,” said Administrator Doan.

Administrator Doan’s approval of the GSA Order completed the FAS organizational design and followed shortly after President George W. Bush signed into law H.R. 2066, the General Services Administration Modernization Act.  “This is a momentous occasion for GSA, our employees, our federal agency customers, and our business partners,” said FAS Commissioner Jim Williams. “The establishment of FAS will ensure that GSA continues as the premier acquisition agency for the federal government, providing true 21st century products, services, and business solutions for our customers.”

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GSA is a centralized, federal procurement, property management, policy development and information provision agency, created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. In this role, GSA acquires products and services on behalf of federal agencies; plays a key role in developing and implementing government-wide policies; provides services and solutions for the office operations of more than one million federal workers; and encourages a citizen-centric relationship with government by providing a single "point of entry" to the information and services citizens need in a timeframe they can appreciate. This allows citizens to receive accurate, timely and consistent answers and information, and helps federal agencies better respond to citizen inquiries.