Billing and Accounts Receivable (BAAR) Project
GSA has modernized its core financial management system through the Billing and Accounts Receivable (BAAR) Project. Central to the BAAR Project was the three-phased release of the Vendor and Customer Self Service (VCSS) website. VCSS provides GSA customers with online access to their bills, statements and billing data while paper bills and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) files have been phased out.
BAAR Phase 1 was completed in August 2011. GSA Fleet and PBS Rent began viewing bills, statements and billing data in VCSS.
BAAR Phase 2A was completed in July 2013. GSA customers of Reimbursable Work Authorizations (RWA), and customers in Washington, D.C., receiving steam and chilled water through the Heating Operation and Transmission District (HOTD), began viewing billing statements and billing data in VCSS. VCSS replaced BillView and paper billing statements for all RWA customers, except customers of IT services.
BAAR Phase 2B was completed in January 2014. Customers of GSA Global Supply, AutoChoice and select other business lines (see list of major business lines at www.gsa.gov/baarschedule online) began viewing billing statements and billing data in VCSS, which replaced WebBill and paper billing statements.
BAAR Phase 3 customers transitioned to VCSS in four separate waves. The following timeline shows the implementation dates for each wave. For a complete list of business lines and implementation dates, please reference the Schedule by Phase.
- Waves 3.1 and 3.2 focused solely on GSA Manual Business Processes
- Wave 3.3 implemented the Outlease Business Line and continued the implementation for all Manual Business Processes
- Wave 3.4 completed the implementation for all remaining GSA business lines and Manual Business Processes