List of Web Resources

Below you’ll find websites that appear in this manual.

GSA Web Resources
General Services Administration (GSA)
GSA’s home on the web. From here you can search for anything related to GSA, including pertinent information about the GSA Schedules program.
GSA Advantage!®
GSA Advantage!® is the government’s premiere online shopping system. With GSA Advantage!®, you'll have instant access to literally millions of high quality products, services, and solutions from thousands of approved commercial contractors.
GSA eLibrary
GSA eLibrary is your one source for the latest GSA contract award information.
GSA Environmental Products and Services
Source for a variety of environmental information including policy, procedures, programs, and links to products and services that are available to Schedule users to assist them in their efforts to comply with procurement responsibilities outlined in federal environmental laws and regulations.
Eligibility to Use GSA Sources of Supply and Services
Provides information on who can use the GSA Schedules program.
GSA eBuy
An electronic Request for Quote (RFQ) system designed to allow government buyers to request information, find sources, and prepare RFQs online for millions of services and products offered through GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) and GSA Technology Contracts.
GSA Multiple Award Schedules
Information on Schedules including an ordering guide, frequently asked questions, policy and procedures, news and resources, federal agency information, contractor information, and much more.
GSA Centralized Mailing List Service
This is a free service for federal agencies, state and local government entities and GSA contractors for viewing, ordering and subscribing to GSA publications, catalogs, desk references, e-mails and MarkeTips magazine.
GSA’s National Customer Service Center (NCSC)
The NCSC’s customer service representatives are knowledgeable about GSA’s business lines and their associated products and services and will direct you to a source that will best address your needs.
GSA SmartPay® 2
Provides a copy of the Master Contract, contractor guides, performance summaries, a list of agency representatives for questions and answers, agency information, points of contact, and more.
GSA Acquisition Manual
This is GSA’s set of acquisition guidance materials.

It includes the GSAR (General Services Acquisition Regulation), which supplements the FAR, and other non-regulatory policies and procedures. It also houses the forms library.
Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts
GWACs are multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts that help agencies meet their technology requirements through a customizable solution.

Hardware, software, and services can be purchased as a total technology solution.
Blanket Purchase Agreement
Provides information on how to establish and use BPAs.
Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. This is one of the required sources of supplies, per FAR 8.002.
Central Contractor Registration
Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is the primary registrant database for the U.S. Federal Government. CCR collects, validates, stores, and disseminates data in support of agency acquisition missions, including Federal agency contract and assistance awards. Both current and potential Federal Government registrants are required to register in CCR in order to be awarded contracts by the Federal Government.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Federal agency responsible for making substantial transformation determinations or giving their opinions based upon tariff laws.
Defense Acquisition Guidebook
Guide on procurement activities for DOD.
Excluded Parties List System
The Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) includes information regarding entities debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, excluded or disqualified under the nonprocurement common rule, or otherwise declared ineligible from receiving Federal contracts, certain subcontracts, and certain Federal assistance and benefits.
The Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System
The Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) provides users access to integrity and performance information from the FAPIIS reporting module in the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS), proceedings information from the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database, and suspension/disbarment information from the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS).
Federal Acquisition Regulation
Online version of the FAR; it is the most up-to-date source.
Federal Acquisition Service

Through 10 program areas, the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) possesses unrivaled capability to deliver comprehensive products and services across government at the best value possible. FAS offers a continuum of innovative solutions in the areas of:

  • Products and Services
  • Technology
  • Motor Vehicle Management
  • Transportation
  • Travel
  • Procurement and Online Acquisition Tools
Federal Business Opportunities
Government point of entry (GPE) for the public to learn about upcoming acquisitions and to download solicitations.
Federal Procurement Data System
Collects procurement data for all appropriated fund transactions above the micro-purchase threshold. This an excellent market research tool for Government and vendors alike.
Office of Management and Budget
The core mission of OMB is to serve the President of the United States in implementing his vision across the Executive Branch. OMB is the largest component of the Executive Office of the President. It reports directly to the President and helps a wide range of executive departments and agencies across the Federal Government to implement the commitments and priorities of the President in the areas of budget development and execution, management, coordination and review of all significant federal regulations by executive agencies, legislative clearance and coordination, and executive orders and Presidential memoranda.
Online Representations and Certifications Application
Replaces most of the paper-based Representations and Certifications (Reps and Certs) in Section K of solicitations with an Internet application.
Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS)
PPIRS is a web-enabled, enterprise application that provides timely and pertinent contractor past performance information to the Department of Defense and Federal acquisition community for use in making source selection decisions. PPIRS assists acquisition officials by serving as the single source for contractor past performance data.
Performance-Based Acquisition (PBA) Seven Steps
Provides the outline and details of each of the seven steps in conducting a PBA. Includes a decision tree to help decide whether an acquisition is a good PBA candidate.
Small Business Administration
Created by the Small Business Act of 1953 to help small businesses get their fair share of federal contracts and subcontracts, by providing guidance and loans to emerging businesses.

*For additional web resources, refer to Section 13 of this Desk Reference.

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