Federal Manager's Daily Report

GSA has started a pilot project aimed at increasing competition and providing more transparency into how the federal government buys products and services, which “will help contractors and our agency customers make more informed decisions when considering GSA contracts,” it said.

The one-year pilot involving eBuy, an online request for quote system, “aims to draw more vendors to participate in the federal marketplace by publicly releasing post-award eBuy RFQ information on GSA procurements on FedBizOpps,” it said.

“Stakeholders have been asking for access to eBuy for some time, this pilot enables GSA to explore the best options to improve transparency in the eBuy program,” GSA said. “Not only will publishing post-award RFQ information publicly give our industry partners greater insight, but it will also encourage more vendors to pursue opportunities with GSA.”

The pilot will collect and analyze data from a test group and a control group.