The General Services Administration issued a request for proposals Jan. 31 for the third generation of its office supplies strategic sourcing contract.
The ability for agencies to purchase everyday supplies such as pens, paper and printing items from a single contract will save more than $155 million annually on reduced administrative costs and lower prices, according to GSA.
Proposals are due March 17.
The agency has also created an online community featuring video tutorials, comments and up-to-date information on the contract and contract events such as industry days.
The effort is part of GSA’s expansion of its Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative to a variety of products over the next year.
“The success of GSA’s FSSI programs requires ongoing collaboration and dialog with our partners across government and industry in order deliver millions in savings for taxpayers,” Federal Acquisition Service commissioner Tom Sharpe said in a statement.
Based on comments from industry GSA is increasing the number of awardees on the contract and will add two additional small business awards. The solicitation will also be open to businesses not currently on the GSA supply schedule.