FSSI OS3

Published Date: 
January 21, 2015
Summary:

This seminar, presented by Robert Andersen, Strategic Communications and Video Specialist supporting GSA's Federal Acquisition Service, Northeast and Caribbean Region, will show you how to use the OS3 solution to maximum benefit.

Description

This seminar, presented by Robert Andersen, Strategic Communications and Video Specialist supporting GSA's Federal Acquisition Service, Northeast and Caribbean Region, will show you how to use the OS3 solution to maximum benefit. You will learn how to order supplies through the OS3 Purchase Channel and see a live walk-through with GSA Advantage and DoD email.

Office supplies aren’t exactly what you think of when discussing big ticket procurements. But from 2010 through 2014, over $866 million was spent through The U.S. General Services Administration's Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Office Supplies Second Generation (OS2). That included more than $370 million in direct and indirect savings, meaning that without OS2 those office supply purchases would have been well over $1 billion. Now comes the next generation of office supply strategic sourcing.

GSA's Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Office Supplies Third Generation (OS3) solution is here! The OS3 solution provides customers with the ability to cut costs and increase efficiencies through buying everyday supplies like pens, paper, and printing items from a list of vendors with pre-negotiated low prices. OS3 builds on the success of the OS2 solution, which generated not only massive savings but achieved a small business utilization rate of over 75 percent. OS3 is expected to deliver even more savings with prices 17.6% lower on average as well as increased small business opportunities with an estimate of more than $9 in every $10 spent going to small business.

For more information about the OS3 strategic sourcing solution, please visit the OS3 website.

If you are a federal acquisition workforce member and would like to receive continuous learning points (CLPs) for viewing this recording, you can sign up for the event via the FAITAS Course Catalog.

View the transcript for this Acquisition Seminar

Citation

"FSSI OS3," FAI Media Library, accessed September 22, 2019, https://www.fai.gov/media-library/item/fssi-os3