GSA Global Supply Vendor Resources

Interact Community

GSA Global Supply has created an Interact Community of its vendor partners to share regular updates and solicit feedback as well. To learn more, visit this community and use the "Subscribe" button to receive email updates. It's easy and informative.

Acquisition Centers

GSA Global Supply operates three primary acquisition centers to procure the products we make available to military and civilian customers worldwide. The summary below describes some of the main categories of products for which these centers are responsible.

Integrated Facilities Management and Industrial Products Solutions (IFMIPS) Center

This center is based in Kansas City, MO, and specializes in buying the following products for our customers:

  • Tools & tool kits;
  • Appliances; and
  • Lawn/garden equipment.

Southwest Supply and Acquisition Center

This Center is based in Fort Worth, TX, and specializes in buying the following products for GSA customers:

  • Signs, ad displays and ID plates;
  • Food service items, cleaning compounds, and equipment;
  • Construction materials, prefabricated structures, and abrasives;
  • Facility management, power distribution & security systems;
  • Generators & water treatment equipment; and
  • Personal protection products.

Northeast & Caribbean Supply and Acquisition Center

This Center is based in New York, NY, and specializes in buying the following products for GSA customers:

  • Office Supplies;
  • Paper Products;
  • Packaging Supplies; and
  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towels.

The products noted above are not a complete list, but can help you understand how responsibilities are divided between our acquisition centers. For next steps in this process, please see Doing Business with GSA Global Supply [PDF - 566 KB] with instructions on how to proceed.

Frustrated Freight

Shipping Requirements: How to Prevent Delays in Shipments / Frustrated Freight

Vendor shipments that are not marked, labeled or packaged properly are often delayed in transit, resulting in “Frustrated Freight.”

This is true of all deliveries, but is particularly important for destinations Outside the Contiguous United States (OCONUS) that are shipped via the DLA transportation network.

To assist vendors, we have posted relevant regulations, along with sample shipping labels and other easy-to-understand guidance on how you can avoid frustrated freight.

Last Reviewed 2016-10-25