Strategic sourcing contract for janitorial and sanitation services will cut costs and support small business, according to Tom Sharpe, commissioner of GSA's Federal Acquisition Service. (Mike Morones/Staff)
The General Services Administration awarded contracts to 18 firms to provide federal agencies with janitorial and sanitation services.
The blanket purchase awards represent the government’s latest strategic sourcing initiative, in which multiple agencies combine their buying power to wrangle deep discounts on commonly purchased products and services.
The prices negotiated on the Janitorial and Sanitation Supplies program — called JanSan — are an average 15.9 percent lower than standard government pricing, according to GSA. GSA estimates the JanSan program will save the government $8 million in the first year and as much as $20 million in future years, depending on usage.
The government spends an estimated $1.2 billion on janitorial and sanitation products and services each year. Overall, the administration aims to cut procurement costs by $40 billion a year through strategic sourcing initiatives.
GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe said in a statement that the initiative will cut costs and “support our small business partners, positively impacting agency budgets and improving the bottom line for selected small businesses and suppliers.”
Award recipients are:
■Acuity Specialty Products (doing business as Zep Sales and Service”)
■Ansley Business Materials of Chicago
■Document Imaging Dimensions
■Global Procurement Solutions
■Noble Supply & Logistics
■Premier & Companies
■Staples Advantage (doing business as “Staples”)
■Sterling Business Machines
■The Office Group (doing business as “Stephens Office Supply”)
■TSRC (doing business as “Frank Parsons Co – The Supply Room”)