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FAITAS restored

FAITAS Full Access Restored 

Full access to FAITAS is now restored. Thank you for your patience and flexibility while we worked to address the immediate certification and training needs across the federal acquisition workforce. Due to high usage, it is possible that users may experience slower than ususal system processing. FAI has developed some new FAQs to answer all of your questions.  

Gateway U

Register Today for Gateway U - Spring Session! 

Register to attend Acquisition Gateway University, from April 23 - May 4. These webinars help you get the most from the tools on the Gateway. Learn about Best in Class, the IGCE tool, best practice for Market Research and more. Open to federal personnel. Earn CLPs!

Subway Map

New Acquisition Tool!

DAU has released a new tool called the DAU Acquisition Subway Map - a color coded guide to the acquisition process! Stroll along the Red line for acquisition planning activities! Cruise along the Blue line to understand contract execution, and finish your journey down the length of the Orange line to explore the various aspects of contract administration.

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Professional Services Category Office Hours

GSA's Professional Services Category offers two contracts that can meet any simple or complex professional services requirement - the Professional Services Schedule (PSS) and One Acquisition Solutions for Integrated Services (OASIS). Both PSS and OASIS add value to the acquisition process through simple, streamlined approaches that help agencies buy more efficiently and effectively. These programs reduce the lead time and administrative efforts commonly associated with acquiring professional services while maintaining regulatory compliance. Want to know when to use which contract for your acquisition? Join GSA for the monthly Office Hours on April 12 at 1:00 p.m. ET to learn more.

best in class

New Best-in-Class Solution: High-Tech Medical Equipment

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently announced the designation of the Medical Category’s High - Tech Medical Equipment Contracts as “Best in Class” (BIC) which are available government wide.  These radiology/joint contracts cover acquisitions for radiation therapy, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diagnostic ultrasound systems, x-ray equipment, nuclear medicine, and Digital Imaging Network Picture Archiving Communication System (DIN PACS) for cardiology and radiology.  All DOD and civilian agencies are authorized to utilize these contracts. For more information on how to place orders against these contracts click here.   

security and protection

New Security Category White Paper

As a follow-on from a recent Schedule 84 Industry Day, the Security and Protection category team and GSA’s Region 7 had jointly released a market research tool to gather additional information about Industry’s feedback on Schedule 84 and its use in the market. [LEARN MORE]