The General Services Administration plans to change the way it sources office supplies by including businesses that don’t have a GSA Multiple Award Schedule onto its strategic sourcing vehicle, among other planned changes, a Dec. 2 GSA statement says.
The FSSI program works by negotiating lower rates from suppliers through bulk purchases.
The updated office supply sourcing plan – named OS3 – will be a full-and-open solicitation, open to all office supply businesses, regardless of whether they have a GSA Multiple Award Schedule.
Among other changes, OS3 will increase the number of awards reserved for small business and add purchasing channel options for agencies.
GSA expects the updated plan to provide savings of $90 million in annual savings through lower office supply prices.