Common Acquisition Platform

The Common Acquisition Platform (CAP) program is leading or contributing to a number of efforts to transform GSA's acquisition processes and systems.

CAP initiatives have the goal of providing the acquisition professional with a more integrated, comprehensive suite of knowledge and data as well as a better toolset of systems to support enhanced execution.

Highlighted CAP projects:

  • Analytics as a Service (AaaSSM);
  • TurboFARSM; and
  • eBuy Open (currently live on the Acquisition Gateway).

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Analytics as a Service (AaaSSM)

For data solutions, one example of a shared service currently under development is Analytics as a Service (AaaSSM). AaaSSM will empower the acquisition community to better leverage vast stores of data to enable more informed and effective acquisition decisions that promote smarter, more holistic enterprise buying behavior.


The goal of TurboFARSM is to provide the expert decision support, prescriptive analytics, and acquisition life cycle process management to help practitioners more seamlessly navigate the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) just as other software-as-a-service tools help citizens navigate a complex tax code or other complex regulations. TurboFARSM will guide acquisition professionals through role-based contracting processes, and help to set pricing/terms and conditions at contract and transactional levels available.

eBuy Open

As part of the ongoing efforts related to category management, GSA has developed a new query tool to provide improved access to eBuy RFQs. The new tool – eBuy Open – is currently available through the Acquisition Gateway.

eBuy Open is an interactive application that displays open, closed, and cancelled eBuy RFQ information (order level information is not available). The tool also provides filtering and searching options that enable users to quickly drill down by agency, status, GSA Schedule, SIN, and date. Users can also search by description or title.

Download the eBuy Open User Guide [PDF - 1.67MB] 

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Last Reviewed 2016-09-06