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Acquisition Policy Flash! 13-15

What's New?

GSA Introduces a New Reverse Auctioning Tool

Purpose:  For information

As most agencies are using reverse auctions more and more, the General Services Administration’s (GSA) GSA has decided to develop a platform to assist agencies with that strategy.  The GSA’s National Account Manager for the Department of Veterans Affairs provided the following information regarding a new reverse auctioning tool.

“Phase 1 of a reverse auctioning tool is scheduled to be operational on July 1, 2013.  Similar to GSA eBuy and GSA Advantage, VA will be able to use the Reverse Auctioning platform easily when using GSA Schedule vendors at no additional cost to VA.  Only Schedule vendors will be on the system during the first phase.  The second phase will allow the agency to load their contract vehicles and allowing open market contract actions on to the system.”  GSA advises that they believe use of this tool will offer a substantial savings to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Attached is a brief PowerPoint and summary regarding GSA’s development of the Reverse Auction tool.

Additional Information:  Questions or concerns should be addressed to the Office of Acquisition and Logistics (003A), Procurement Policy and Warrant Management Service (003A2A) at (202) 632-5288 or va.procurement.policy@va.gov.