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Benefits

BAAR offers many benefits to GSA and GSA customers by:

  • Improving GSA’s ability to provide timely and accurate financial information for customers
  • Enabling GSA customers to access and download bills and billing information electronically through the Vendor and Customer Self Service (VCSS) website
  • Phasing out paper bills and the delivery of electronic billing files by e-mail or file transfer protocol (FTP)
  • Reducing the use of printed paper to support GSA’s efforts to achieve a “Zero Environmental Footprint”
  • Allowing agencies to manage access to their billing and collection data through VCSS, by providing improved security and greater customer control
  • Supporting the governmentwide efforts to standardize financial management and the way billing data is populated in the Treasury Intragovernmental Payment and Collection (IPAC) files

For Help on VCSS

If you are a customer of GSA Fleet, PBS Rent, RWA, or in Washington, D.C., receiving steam and chilled water through HOTD, please contact the Financial Systems Service Desk:

  • Phone: 866-450-6588, 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday, excluding Federal holidays
  • Email: OCFOServiceDesk@gsa.gov

Phase 2B Customers (see Schedule by Phase)

Please email questions to baar@gsa.gov

Senior Officials Leading
GSA’s BAAR Project

Project Sponsor
David Shive
Acting Associate CIO, Office of Financial and HR IT Services

Project Sponsor
Lisa Ziehmann
Director, Office of Financial Policy and Operations