GSA Looking Toward Updated Payment System

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The General Services Administration (GSA) is looking to move forward in its Federal payment system, with the release of a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for GSA SmartPay 3.

“The governmentwide GSA SmartPay program provides effective payment solutions which streamline transactions, lower costs, and assists agencies in more nimbly delivering their respective missions,” said Federal Acquisition Services commissioner Tom Sharpe.  “Including our industry and agency partners in the development of this new acquisition is a priority for GSA’s Office of Charge Card Management (OCCM).  We want to ensure the GSA SmartPay 3 payment solution offers even more value to our customer agencies.”

The SmartPay system allows Federal agencies and organizations to use chip-enabled charge cards, virtual accounts, single-use accounts, and declining balance accounts. The current system, SmartPay 2, ends on Nov. 29, 2018, and GSA is looking to line up a contract that would continue and add to the program.

GSA is expected to release the final proposal in summer or fall of 2016, and is asking that the industry and agencies submit comments on the RFP for the next 30 days.

Jessie Bur
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Jessie Bur is a Staff Reporter for MeriTalk covering Cybersecurity, FedRAMP, GSA, Congress, Treasury, DOJ, NIST and Cloud Computing.
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