Improvements to the Acquisition Workforce Experience

We want to deliver value by:

  • Reducing the complexity of the contracting process and increasing transparency
  • Minimizing repetitive activities, improving system usability, and enabling you to perform more of the highest value activities

Follow these simple steps to learn more.

Step 1: Learn more about initiatives in the FMP Summer ‘19 Release improving your ability to serve as a broker for FAS’s buyers and suppliers

  • GSA created the FAS Sales Reporting Portal, a single platform / portal for all contractors to report sales and remit Industrial Funding Fee (IFF)/Contract Access Fee (CAF).

Federal Marketplace Improvement

Yesterday

You had to monitor sales reporting and IFF/CAF remittance in two different portals which was inefficient and time-consuming. Seemingly simple tasks such as making sales adjustments and closing out contracts required manual workarounds.

Today

You only have to monitor a single, modern sales reporting portal, creating seamless access for all the contractors you support in one place.

  • As a valued member of our Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) workforce, you will have the ability to track eligible IT Schedule 70 FASt Lane modifications in the FSS Online application.
  • With the expansion to mods, FSS Online now offers mechanisms for identifying and reporting on FAStlane mods.

Federal Marketplace Improvement

Yesterday

You didn't have an easy way to track and process FAStlane eMods submissions for eligible IT Schedule 70 suppliers, impacting process approvals, customer service, and reporting.

Today

You will have the ability to respond more quickly and efficiently to mods, determining if the mods meet the FASt Lane requirement criteria.

Consolidation FAQs (Monthly Webinars)

  • Webinars to improve understanding and manage stakeholder expectations of the consolidation of 24 Multiple Award Schedules to one.
  • Check the MAS Interact page for information about upcoming webinars.
  • For specific questions contact maspmo@gsa.gov.

Federal Marketplace Improvement

Yesterday

You were uncertain where to direct MAS Consolidation questions from Industry.

Today

You have insight into the impacts of MAS Consolidation for the Supplier community. The Frequently Asked Questions [PDF - 255 KB] should be used as a resource to answer questions and/or shared directly with Industry partners.

  • A pilot maximizing the use of “Robo-mod” process to address the 118 contracts responsible for 80% of total MiA mis-designations on GSAAdvantage!
  • MiA Robomod increases the accuracy of “US” country of origin designations on GSAAdvantage!

Federal Marketplace Improvement

Yesterday

MiA misdesignations were primarily managed by the acquisition workforce. The process was time-consuming and burdensome.

Today

You have a process that leverages data analytics and automated acquisition processes. You now have more time to focus on high-value acquisition planning and complex customer interactions.

  • A user-friendly placemat and catalog of GSA offerings
  • Minimizes complexity, helping you find what you need to support GSA buyers with their mission needs
  • High-level overview is easy to scan, unlike multiple sites which is timely and confusing to look through

Federal Marketplace Improvement

Yesterday

You found it challenging to quickly identify what GSA offerings are most relevant for different customer groups.

Today

You have a simplified placemat with customer-centric language to understand what GSA offerings are relevant to the diverse customer groups.

GSA measures success by delivering a modern, easy, and efficient marketplace experience that works for everyone!

Step 2: Join the conversation by sharing your ideas and feedback

Sign up today to join our community of practice!

GSA wants to connect with problem solvers and shape an experience that works better for everyone: buyers, suppliers, and the acquisition workforce! This group will participate in GSA FMP-sponsored stakeholder workshops, usability testing, and focused feedback opportunities. Join us!

Download a PDF version of the FMP Summer '19 release here [PDF - 510 KB]!

Last Reviewed: 2019-07-09