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GSA Solicits Industry Comments on Draft Reorganization Plan

GSA #10166

June 13, 2005
Contact: Mary Alice Johnson (202) 501-1231
maryalice.johnson@gsa.gov

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today hosted a public meeting to offer industry representatives an opportunity to share comments on the draft plan to reorganize the Federal Technology Service (FTS) and Federal Supply Service (FSS) into the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). 

“The draft plan provides a high-level strategy for the creation of a new Service designed to improve GSA’s ability to provide acquisition services and vehicles that meet customer requirements and provide best value for federal agencies,” said GSA Administrator Stephen A. Perry. “Industry is a valued partner in helping GSA to provide these services and solutions and we appreciate the input provided today and throughout this process as we improve our ability to better serve federal agencies and the American taxpayer.”

Administrator Perry, Acting FTS Commissioner Barbara Shelton, FSS Commissioner Donna Bennett, and GSA Chief Financial Officer Kathleen Turco participated in the public meeting.

Industry comments were offered by the Information Technology Association of America/GSA Subcommittee and the Professional Services Council. This was the second public meeting in two months hosted by GSA to discuss the FTS and FSS reorganization and the creation of FAS. The first meeting, held April 21, 2005, provided an opportunity for industry to comment as the draft plan was being developed.

The draft plan was released on June 2, 2005. The final plan is expected to be completed in July 2005.  Download or View the Draft FTS/FSS Reorganization Plan >

GSA is a centralized, federal procurement, property management and policy agency, created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. GSA acquires, on behalf of federal agencies, office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies and services. It also plays a key role in developing and implementing government-wide policies. GSA’s 13,000 associates provide services and solutions for the office operations of more than one million federal workers in more than 8,000 buildings the government owns and leases in 2,000 U.S. communities.