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6,000 Expected to Attend GSA Expo 2002 in San Diego

GSA # 9942

April 29, 2002
Contact: Deborah K. Ruiz, (202) 501-1231
deborah.ruiz@gsa.gov


WASHINGTON, DC - Almost 6,000 federal and military procurement professionals are expected in San Diego May 21-23 to attend GSA Expo 2002, a product expo and training event showcasing more than 700 commercial suppliers of the U.S. General Services Administration.

"We expect the highest number of procurement professionals we've ever had at any of our Expos," said Gary Feit, Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Marketing in GSA's Federal Supply Service. "Over 85 percent of the advance registrants are federal procurement professionals and that shows without a doubt that the Expo offers a unique opportunity that can't be found anywhere else."

The expo will be held at the San Diego Convention Center and is more than just a training event and product expo. GSA Expo 2002 is a can't-miss opportunity for federal and military procurement professionals because it offers them a high-energy atmosphere tailored to meet the needs of the procurement community combined with an in-depth look at what services, products and technologies GSA's suppliers have to offer.

Coordinated by GSA's Federal Supply Service, GSA Expo 2002 offers 300,000 square feet of exhibit space featuring more than 700 vendors to showcase products and services to federal purchasing agents, procurement officials and federal procurement decision-makers, many of whom will be able to place their orders immediately by using GSAAdvantage!TM, the agency's award-winning online ordering system.

In addition, the Expo includes expanded opportunities for federal and military employees to enhance their professional standing by earning Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits. More than 170 hours of instruction will cover such topics as e-business, procurement, travel and transportation, security and environment. Those who attend the Expo will also be able to learn about GSAAdvantage!TM (both basic and advanced levels), awarding and administering Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) orders, performance-based Statements of Work, information technology (IT), e-Buy, GSA SmartPay cards, security solutions and transportation audits.

For more information and/or to register online, visit www.expo.gsa.gov or call (800) 272-5565.

GSA is a centralized federal procurement and property management agency created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. It acquires, on behalf of federal agencies, office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies and services. GSA, comprised of 14,000 associates, provides services and solutions for the office operations of over 1 million federal workers located in 8,300 government -owned and leased buildings in 1,600 U.S. communities.