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GSA Expo 2009 Helps Agencies Achieve Excellence

GSA # 10599

June 10, 2009
Contact: Robert Lesino, (202) 501-1231
robert.lesino@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration’s 14th annual GSA Expo is beginning now at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. 
 
The major procurement showcase targets federal, state and local customers, and will continue through June 11. 
 
“Expo 2009 exemplifies GSA’s commitment to helping customers achieve excellence in their missions,” said GSA Acting Administrator Paul F. Prouty.  “Not only is it an outstanding opportunity to connect customers and vendors, it also provides acquisition professionals with cutting edge training critical to ensuring strong stewardship of taxpayer dollars.” 

Held annually since 1996, this year’s show offers more than 200 free training hours on a wide range of topics, including environmentally friendly acquisition practices, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act reporting requirements, financial service solutions, and federal travel regulations. Teaching the classes are federal subject matter experts carefully selected by GSA for their expertise.
 
This year, the 40,000 square foot exhibit hall will feature over 700 GSA vendors demonstrating how their products and services can help customers meet their agencies’ needs. 
 
“GSA contracts provide federal, state, and local agencies with the fastest, best value products, services, and solutions necessary to achieve their missions and Recovery Act projects,” said GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner James A. Williams.  “Once they find what they need, they can immediately place an order via GSA  Advantage!®.”  GSA Advantage! is GSA’s award-winning online ordering system.
 
For an agenda and other information about GSA Expo 2009, visit GSA Expo 2009 (www.expo.gsa.gov).
 

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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 213,000 vehicles. 
•        GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 480 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, 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? For the first time, USDA's BioPreferred Showcase is co-located with GSA Expo