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Crystal Philcox on Tech Project Updates in GSA’s Federal Marketplace Strategy Fall 2020 Release

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Crystal Philcox
Crystal Philcox Assistant Commissioner GSA FAS

Crystal Philcox, assistant commissioner of the office of Enterprise Strategy Management at the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), wrote in a blog post published Monday about updates on technology projects, policies and processes as part of GSA’s Federal Marketplace Strategy Fall 2020 Release. 

Philcox said the Verified Product Portal is expected to come online in November 2020 to help wholesalers and manufacturers upload product images and data to make it easier for customers to search for products and make comparisons. 

She mentioned that GSA updated Truman Bot – Truman 2.0 – to enable users to automate the development of internal price and pre-negotiation memorandums. 

“Truman saves the FAS workforce about 75 minutes for each new offer – and more than 2,300 hours to date,” she added. 

When it comes to supply chain risk management, Philcox said GSA integrated SCRM into key acquisition vehicles and implemented a process for deactivating products that pose supply chain risks to boost customers’ confidence in Multiple Award Schedule Catalog offerings on GSA Advantage!