Federal Marketplace Strategy
What is the Federal Marketplace?
The federal marketplace describes how government agencies buy the products, services, and solutions they need to meet their respective missions. Vendors supply these items and GSA provides acquisition systems and services to help agencies buy what they need.
What is the Federal Marketplace Strategy?
The Federal Marketplace (FMP) Strategy is GSA’s plan to modernize and simplify the buying and selling experience for customers, suppliers, and acquisition professionals. We want to ensure the Federal Marketplace experience of tomorrow is even better than it is today.
Through the FMP strategy, GSA will:
- Make it easier for buyers to find and acquire products, services, and solutions that meet their mission needs
- Reduce barriers to doing business with the government, and improve access to opportunities for qualified suppliers
- Empower the FAS workforce to spend more time performing the highest value activities and focus on excellence in service delivery
How will we do it?
GSA is executing the FMP strategy through a coordinated set of policy, process, and technology improvement projects across the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). We are soliciting stakeholder feedback along the way and the FMP strategy will enable better mission-driven acquisitions across government by:
- Exploring legislation and policy reform to support transparency and competition,
- Simplifying and streamlining internal and external processes, and
- Providing a modern acquisition experience through innovative and user-friendly systems.
The FMP Strategy is underpinned by four cornerstone initiatives: