Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI)
Strategic sourcing is the structured and collaborative process of critically analyzing an organization’s spending patterns to better leverage its purchasing power, reduce costs, and improve overall performance. The primary goals of FSSI are to:
- Strategically source across federal agencies;
- Establish mechanisms to increase total cost savings, value, and socioeconomic participation;
- Collaborate with industry to develop optimal solutions;
- Share best practices; and
- Create a strategic sourcing community of practice.
Current FSSI Commodity Solutions
The Building Maintenance and Operations (BMO) strategic sourcing solution helps agencies reduce costs of services to maintain and operate federal buildings and assets. Currently, BMO services cover nearly half the nation with both unrestricted and small business vehicles.
Save 15-20 percent by using the Wireless FSSI BPA. Easily select the best customized solution when you consolidate multiple wireless services, plans, and devices. Federal agencies and state and local governments may use the Wireless FSSI BPAs which are based on GSA's IT Schedule 70.
The Maintenance Repair Facility Supplies (MRFS) Purchasing Channel is a strategic sourcing and category management solution created to streamline the process of purchasing maintenance, repair, janitorial, and sanitation products governmentwide. Benefits include low to no minimum orders, small business participation, order status and tracking provided, streamlined product offerings, and the BPA reduces the need for standalone agency contracts.
The FSSI Office Supplies (OS3) solution was the result of a collaborative team effort among sixteen agencies across the federal government. This program balances low prices with socioeconomic and environmental goals.