Background

We provide centralized procurement for the Federal Government, offering billions of dollars worth of products, services, and facilities that federal agencies need to serve the public.

Our acquisition solutions supply federal purchasers with cost-effective, high-quality products and services from commercial vendors. We help federal agencies build and acquire office space, products, and other workspace services, and we oversee the preservation of historic federal properties. Our policies covering travel, property, and management practices promote efficient government operations.

Learn more about the federal government activities we manage and support:

We help keep the nation safe by providing tools, equipment, and non-tactical vehicles to the U.S. military. We also provide state and local governments with law enforcement, firefighting, and rescue equipment, as well as disaster recovery products and services.

We serve the public and make conducting business with the government easier by offering free access to and information about government programs with these websites:

If you have questions about federal agencies, programs, and services, the National Contact Center provides free telephone assistance at 800-FED-INFO.

How GSA is Funded

Only one percent of GSA’s total budget is provided through direct congressional appropriations. The majority of GSA's operating costs are recovered through the products and services it provides.

Governmentwide Initiatives

We lead the way in sustainable building design, construction, retrofit, and sustainable operations and maintenance. We are building a 21st century government that procures and manages technology solutions in smart, secure, and affordable ways. We support reductions in Federal Government real estate costs and increases in workplace efficiencies by strategically integrating space, people, and technology solutions customized to different workplace needs.

Last Reviewed: 2020-11-23