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GSA Awards Purchase and Travel Card Contract to Citibank

GSA # 10480

March 31, 2008
Contact: Diane Merriett, (202) 501-1231

WASHINGTON –- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), has selected Citibank to provide purchase and travel card services under GSA’s SmartPay® 2 program, the agency announced today.

The 10-year contract awarded to Citibank will have a projected value of $1 billion.  GSA currently has more than 9,000 travel cardholders, 2,000 purchase cardholders, and plans to issue new cards to all cardholders by November 30, 2008. 

GSA’s SmartPay® 2 contract provides federal agencies with charge card services for enhanced data mining and strategic sourcing capabilities, increased internal controls, customer service, and security requirements, improved reporting capabilities, and other products and services.

GSA SmartPay® 2 is the largest government charge card program in the world.


GSA provides a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, leveraging its enormous buying power to get the best value for taxpayers.
• Founded in 1949, GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 208,000 vehicles.  
• GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 425 historic properties, and as manager of, the official portal to federal government information and services.
• GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.

Did you know? The U. S. General Services Administration (GSA) leverages the buying power of the Federal government to acquire best value for taxpayers and our Federal customers. We exercise responsible asset management. We deliver superior workplaces, quality acquisition services, and expert business solutions. We develop innovative and effective management policies.

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