Federal Acquisition Service
GSA continues to perform its main mission of leveraging the government's vast buying power to provide federal customers with the products, services and programs to meet their supply, procurement, vehicle purchasing, leasing, travel and transportation, and personal property management requirements. With a business volume exceeding $32 billion, GSA Schedules can provide a source for virtually every commercial product or service an agency might need. GSA is located throughout the United States and is strategically aligned with our U.S. military customers at many locations around the globe.
Assisted Acquisition Services Division
AAS delivers value through acquisition, project management and financial management excellence. AAS works with agency program, financial, contracting and legal counsel to ensure requirements are met on time, within budget, at reduced risk resulting in best-value solutions. Customized services are scalable and available when and where agencies need them.
Fleet Services Division
As part of the economic plan to stimulate the economy, GSA is ordering new fuel efficient vehicles using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). A total of 17,205 fuel efficient vehicles were ordered at a cost of $287 million. Included are 3,100 hybrid electric vehicles. All of these vehicles are destined for agency-owned fleets.
Vehicles are continuing to arrive at delivery locations. The majority of the deliveries took place in August and September 2009. Agencies receiving new vehicles will be contacted via email once the vehicle arrives so an appointment can then be scheduled for the vehicle exchange. The VIN must be correct or the exchange cannot happen. Please note: if the agency does not respond to GSA within 30 days, Central Office will be notified of the agency’s unresponsiveness.
Tips for ARRA exchange:
- Local points of contact will be notified via email with instructions on how to pick up the vehicle.
- Bring the vehicle identified for replacement, official government identification, a fuel card to use with the new vehicle, and the new license plates.
- Current CNG tank inspection documentation is required for CNG vehicles.
- Remove ALL law enforcement and emergency vehicle equipment.
- Remove all agency and personal items and equipment from the vehicle. Any accessory equipment such as lift gates, toolboxes, snowplows, and winches will be sold with the vehicle if not removed.
- Leave decals on the vehicle; they will be professionally removed.
- Do not refuel the turn-in vehicle prior to exchange unless the tank is empty.
These orders required extensive coordination between GSA and other federal agencies. We are very grateful for the high level of cooperation shown by all of the Federal agencies that have been involved with the ARRA vehicle exchange.
Personal Property Management
In accordance with the Federal Management Regulations, GSA can assist federal agencies with the disposition of excess personal property. This requires the agency to submit their information to GSA, within a reasonable timeframe, for mandatory utilization and donation screening.
National IT Commodity Program
GSA Federal Acquisition Service, Integrated Technology Services recently launched the National Information Technology Commodity Program. The program's mission is to procure IT commodities and ancillary (integral and related) services for customers located nationwide using innovative solutions. The program offers innovative ordering end-to-end solutions for IT commodities for federal, state, and local government customers nationwide.
Network Services Division (NSD)
NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) was signed as a new local telecommunications customer. KSC’s requirement for 22 Primary Rate Interface (PRI) Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) circuits was satisfied through the Region 4 awarded, competitive GRITS local telecommunications services contract. The new service supports KSC’s voice telecommunications requirements and covers 20,000 working NASA telephone numbers. The service was successfully switched from NASA's contract carrier over to the GSA/ATT team on May 16, 2008. Value: $660,000 (over five years of recurring monthly service). The GRITS contract was developed by regional telecommunications program staff.
NSD also provided an existing local telecommunications service client, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with a nationwide project solution. The CDC sought to re-architect their existing WAN hardware design and implement changes to increase the level of performance and services to all CDC remote offices. Network equipment was upgraded to support real-time services including MPLS, IP-video, IP-voice, and a redundant network matrix of data connectivity. CDC utilized NSD’s certified project managers and GSA Schedule 70. The year long project was finished in April 2008. Value: $4,238,000