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New Purchase Agreements for Office Supplies Established

Discounted prices offered under new agreements will help federal agencies cut procurement expenditures.

GSA # 10676

June 2, 2010
Contact: Bob Lesino, (202) 501-1231
robert.lesino@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON — GSA announced today it has established 12 new blanket purchase agreements for office supplies under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative that will help federal agencies meet mandates to cut procurement expenditures by seven percent for the current and 2011 fiscal years.

President Barack Obama charged all government agencies with reducing procurement expenditures by 3-1/2 percent for both FY 2010 and 2011. The new agreements will help achieve this goal since discounts increase as collective purchases grow across the federal government. The pricing structure in the new agreements more fully leverages the government's buying power.  The estimated savings that can be achieved through these BPAs is $48 million per year for a four year total of $192 million, a seven percent savings.

“These agreements show how FAS skillful negotiations can, and do, leverage the buying power on behalf of agencies governmentwide,” said Steven J. Kempf, Acting Commissioner of the GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service.  “The expertise and care the contracting team displayed have driven the prices down and opened doors for sustainable technologies and environmentally preferable products, while providing substantial opportunities for small business.”

The 12 agreements are broken down into three distinct pools offering a wide range of solutions. Pool One’s seven vendors offer office supply catalogs emphasizing a combination of socioeconomic solutions, sustainable product offerings and price. Pool Two is comprised of two companies providing office supply catalogs with an emphasis on sustainable product offerings and low prices. Pool Three is three companies offering discounted prices on toner catalogs that focus on socioeconomic solutions, sustainable product offerings and price.

 

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