The Federal Procurement Data System Next Generation (FPDS-NG).
The General Services Administration’s (GSA) contractor operates and maintains the FPDS-NG.
Review of Public Access to Government Contract Information
The Office of Federal Procurement
Policy, as amended,
41 U.S.C. 401 et seq. and (FAR Subpart 4.6) requires the
Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy to establish a
computer-based Federal Procurement Data System for collecting,
developing and disseminating procurement data to the Congress,
Executive Branch and private sector. The Federal Procurement Data
System Program Management Office (FPDS PMO) within the Office of the
Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE) oversees the operation of
the Federal Procurement Data System Next Generation (FPDS-NG).
The General Services Administration’s
(GSA) contractor operates and maintains the FPDS-NG. Executive
departments and agencies are responsible for collecting and
reporting data to FPDS-NG as required by the Federal Acquisition
Regulation (FAR). The Federal Government uses the reported data to
measure and assess the impact of Federal procurement on the nation’s
economy, the extent to which awards are made to businesses in the
various socio-economic categories, the impact of full and open
competition on the acquisition process and other procurement policy
FPDS-NG contains data that the Federal
Government uses to create recurring and special reports to the
President, the Congress, the Government Accountability Office,
Federal executive agencies and the general public. The Office of
Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) requires that each Department and
Agency certify annually that all data within FPDS-NG is valid and
NEWS: GSA eBuy is Mobile Ready for GSA Contractors
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The General Services Administration (GSA) is preparing to launch eBuy Mobile service capabilities. GSA Contractors will now have the ability to access and utilize capabilities specific to their mobile devices. These services provide mobile friendly access to active Request for Quote (RFQ) and Request for Information (RFI) associated with their contract(s).
The mobile service capabilities are the first release under the eBuy mobile initiative, to enable access to critical functions by the use of mobile devices. This initiative is specific to added features accessible for "Sellers". The mobile application will be accessible via iOS and Android platforms (iPhone, iPad, and Android devices including tablet versions of the devices). Effective February 25, 2013, eBuy vendors will have the ability to access RFQ information associated with their contract(s) remotely through their mobile devices. Launch the URL https://www.ebuy.gsa.gov/mobile/login from a mobile device, bookmark the URL and add to your home screen for future access. To view attachments connected to RFQ or prepare or submit quote, users must log in to the eBuy web application. The eBuy web application serves as the official system for receiving and submitting quote information.
The application is also intended to send alert or notify the users/contractors, based on these critical functions:
• New Request For Quote (RFQ)/Request For Information (RFI)
• Modified RFQ/RFI
• Cancelled RFQ/RFI
• Received Quote
• Award / No Award
• e-Buy Outage - RFQ/RFI Extension Notices
Through their mobile devices (smart phones and tablets) GSA contractors will receive push notifications via SMS text messages, to alert them of any change of RFQ/RFI information associated with their contracts. The contractors will be required to register their cellular numbers in order to receive SMS text messages. Please visit https://www.ebuy.gsa.gov for completing the registration process. Your carrier SMS service must be enabled in order to receive text messages.
The eBuy Mobile App is a collaborative effort with The Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies (OCSIT), Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Strategic Integrated Technology Services (ITS) and the Region 6 Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU), all shared an interest in the development and delivery of mobile capabilities for the General Services Administration (GSA) Advantage! eBuy application.
The eBuy application is one of the priority services selected by the agency in support of the digital government strategy. http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/141107
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