New FAS Catalog Platform is a “game-changer” for vendors using GSA Advantage

WASHINGTON — After months of successful user testing in a pilot, the U.S. General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service is rolling out a new platform to manage vendor catalogs on GSA Advantage!, GSA’s central purchasing website. The new FAS Catalog Platform significantly improves how Multiple Award Schedule contractors upload, manage, and access their catalogs while also saving time and effort. 

“This is a game-changer because it streamlines the process and reduces the time it takes for contractors to get their catalogs updated,” said GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan. “By using the great feedback from the pilot program, we’re moving closer to accomplishing one of our big goals: making it easier for people to do business with the federal government and succeed in the federal marketplace.”  

The FCP replaces the decades-old legacy system, Schedule Input Program, and integrates with GSA’s eMod contract modification tool. 

The new platform automatically publishes modifications to GSA Advantage!, saving an average of 34 days for vendors adding new products to their catalogs. Catalog deletions are now published within 1 to 2 days of modification submission by the contractor. This means potential buyers can see updates more quickly, so they can make the best choices for their agencies. 

The FCP also automatically provides a new Compliance & Pricing report directly to contractors, giving them access to market research information at the time of price proposal. This makes it easy for vendors to submit competitive and compliant product catalogs. 

The modernized features include:  

  • Automated data validation checks.
  • A central hub to review all catalog actions and statuses.
  • Access to catalog history.
  • Shared User Interface between contractors, contract specialists, and Vendor Support Center staff. 

GSA anticipates onboarding the majority of Schedule contractors with product catalogs this fiscal year, and is targeting a pilot for service functionality by the end of FY24.

Industry partners looking to learn more should visit the GSA Catalog Management Interact page.


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