The General Services Administration awarded 21 companies positions on the latest generation of the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Office Supplies.
Twenty of the 21 companies on FSSI OS3 are small businesses, including small disadvantaged veteran owned small businesses, a HUBzone business and a consortium of 58 small businesses. GSA says more than $9 of every $10 spent on everyday supplies like pens, paper and ink will go to small businesses while the government will see $90 million in annual savings.
“Programs such as these will help save taxpayer dollars and drive necessary spending on these type of products to our small business partners, making a real positive impact on agency budgets and improving the bottom line for selected small businesses,” said Federal Acquisition Services Commissioner Tom Sharpe in a statement.
Additional small businesses may be added through an open-season on-ramping process provided by GSA.