UPDATE: Phase 2B of the BAAR Project has been rescheduled. Customers of GSA Global Supply and AutoChoice will begin using VCSS in January 2014.
GSA is modernizing its billing and accounts receivable functions through a three-phase implementation to benefit customers. The Phase 1 Billing and Accounts Receivable (BAAR) implementation launched the Vendor Customer Self Service (VCSS) System for motor vehicles leased through the GSA Federal Acquisition Service (GSA Fleet) and rent bills for tenants of space provided by the GSA Public Buildings Service (PBS Rent). The Phase 2 implementation of BAAR was divided into two sections. Phase 2A made VCSS available for customers of Reimbursable Work Authorization (RWA) and customers in Washington, D.C., receiving steam and chilled water through Heating Operations and Transmission District (HOTD). Phase 2B and Phase 3 (see Schedule by Phase) customers will also be integrated into the VCSS system. This modernization effort supports:
- Streamlining and reducing the cost of federal financial management through standardization and online access,
- GSA’s efforts to achieve a “Zero Environmental Footprint” by reducing the use of printed paper and production of waste, and
- Better customer service by providing a single online source to view accounts receivable and collections data.