The General Services Administration has released the 2020 version of its Federal Marketplace Strategy detailing revisions in its policies, processes and technologies.
Julie Dunne, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, said in a statement published Friday that the agency has begun implementing changes related to the consolidation of multiple-award schedules in solicitations.
Dunne noted that GSA has also deployed robotic process automation in supply chain security efforts, with GSA’s Truman Bot already working on business procedures and automating administrative tasks involving MAS offerings. In addition, GSA has implemented a Prohibited Products Robomod that screens products, equipment and software for potential vulnerabilities.
“Both of these efforts greatly reduce the amount of time our employees spend on repetitive data entry and manual tasks so they can instead spend time negotiating better prices for federal agencies to create taxpayer savings,” Dunne said.
FAS will conduct a training conference from April 14 to 16 in Atlanta as part of the agency’s acquisition strategy.