Common Acquisition Platform
The Common Acquisition Platform (CAP) program is leading or contributing to a number of efforts to transform GSA's acquisition processes and systems.
CAP initiatives have the goal of providing the acquisition professional with a more integrated, comprehensive suite of knowledge and data as well as a better toolset of systems to support enhanced execution.
Highlighted CAP projects:
- Analytics as a Service (AaaSSM);
- Contract Writing System as a Service (CWSS)
- Business Services Platform (BSP), and
- eBuy Open (currently live on the Acquisition Gateway)
Analytics as a Service (AaaSSM)
AaaSSM empowers the federal acquisition community to better leverage vast stores of data, enabling more informed and effective acquisition decisions that promote smarter, more holistic enterprise buying behavior. Currently available to federal agency customers as a shared service offering, AaaSSM is equipped with COTS analytics tools that leverage advanced data mining and analytics methods from a data pool fed by multiple sources.
Contract Writing System as a Service (CWSS)
CWSS offers a turnkey contract writing and administration solution. The CWSS application is a shared service offered by GSA for use by any federal agency. CWSS integrates with the existing contracting system and also has the capability of interfacing with existing financial and operational applications (including Federal Shared Service Provider applications). Through the use of CWSS, agencies are provided a cloud-based SaaS that guides the contracting and program offices through the contract process from planning and requisition creation to solicitation publishing and award to eventual closeout. CWSS follows a workflow process methodology and provides real-time notifications of work in progress and metrics on actions progressing through lifecycle states, all while GSA handles ongoing operations and maintenance. .
Business Services Platform (BSP)
The Business Services Platform (BSP) provides a collection of cloud-based tools and services that improve IT project outcomes, while reducing costs and support requirements. The BSP serves IT organizations at their current maturity level. It supports migration of legacy applications from on-premise data centers to Infrastructure-as-a-Service, and it supports brand new IT projects and applications ready to take advantage of Platform-as-a-Service or Infrastructure-as-Code solutions. GSA provides the BSP as a service offering to support the diverse set of federal agency IT needs.
As part of the ongoing efforts related to category management, GSA has developed a new query tool to provide improved access to eBuy RFQs. The new tool – eBuy Open – is currently available through the Acquisition Gateway.
eBuy Open is an interactive application that displays open, closed, and cancelled eBuy RFQ information (order level information is not available). The tool also provides filtering and searching options that enable users to quickly drill down by agency, status, GSA Schedule, SIN, and date. Users can also search by description or title.
Download the eBuy Open User Guide [PDF - 1 MB]
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