The General Services Administration says it saved $200 million on purchases of common office supplies through its Office Supplies Second Generation program, a June 21 GSA statement says.
Through the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative, GSA has awarded fifteen blanket purchase agreements for OS2, the statement says.
Thirteen of those BPAs were awarded to small businesses. Those small businesses received $461 million in sales and took 76 percent of the OS2 business.
As part of the OS2 program GSA developed a dynamic market pricing model to help the small businesses negotiate better pricing with their own suppliers in order to pass those savings back to the government, GSA says.
The pricing model will result in more than $12 million in incremental direct savings, the statement says.
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