New GSA Dashboard Streamlines Data and Promotes Efficiency for Small Businesses and Federal Agencies
Nov. 26, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Today the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) released its Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC) Dashboard -- a new easily accessible online tool designed to assist federal agencies with spending analysis, evaluation of past GWAC performance, and IT planning.
The interactive dashboard aggregates and consolidates all non-classified data on federal IT purchasing activity from 2004 to present through GSA’s Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts. The dashboard is updated daily with publicly available spending data displayed in easily understood lists, graphs, and charts. This allows GSA’s industry partners, specifically small businesses, to make informed strategic business decisions on their activity in the federal marketplace.
“Over the past several years we’ve received feedback from our federal agency customers and our small business partners indicating that they need access to GSA’s GWAC task-order data. The launch of this new GWAC dashboard is a direct response to their needs,” said GSA Federal Acquisition Service Acting Commissioner Mary A. Davie. “This tool is especially valuable to small businesses as it provides access to business intelligence they can use to assess market opportunity, decide how best to allocate resources, and identify potential teaming partners for future projects.”
In addition to data-driven IT planning and analysis, the dashboard also assists federal agencies in monitoring their use of GSA GWACs, responding to data calls, and preparing for executive briefings. The tool allows users to build customizable reports for download and dashboard data can be sorted by year, contract, federal agency, and industry partner.
The GWAC Dashboard creates a single point of access for all data on GWAC task order obligations, dollars spent, number of awards, agency and bureau activity, and those industry partners issued task orders by each agency.