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A GSA Office is one of eleven regional offices of the General Services Administration (GSA), the lead purchasing agency and property manager for the federal government. In addition to providing centralized procurement and real estate services to federal agencies, the GSA maintains a motor vehicle pool and offers information technology services. Centralizing these functions within the GSA maximizes the federal government's purchasing power, while enabling other agencies to focus on their core missions. Most of the services offered by the GSA are provided on a fee-for-service model to federal agencies that do not have in-house resources with purchasing expertise. The GSA conducts business through its eleven regional offices.
The GSA's Federal Acquisition Service oversees approximately $66 billion in purchases annually, covering office equipment and supplies, construction materials, property maintenance supplies, vehicles, technology equipment, heavy machinery, and a wide range of professional, technological, telecommunications, security, and other services. The most widely used federal procurement program is known as the GSA Schedule. GSA Schedules are contracts with pre-approved vendors and established pricing. As part of the agency's acquisitions responsibilities, the GSA enforces the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the GSA Acquisition Manual. GSA's enforcement activities are designed to ensure quality and cost, fairness and integrity in purchasing practices, and uniformity in procurement practices.
The GSA's Public Building Service provides workspace for federal agencies by managing more than 8,300 federally owned and privately leased properties throughout the U.S. and its territories. Approximately 1,500 federally owned facilities are managed by Facilities Operations. Occupancy Administration is responsible for lease management in federally owned buildings, concessions and cafeteria operations, fitness centers and other health and wellness amenities, and a tenant satisfaction survey.
Information technology (IT) services provided by the GSA extend beyond the purchase of IT equipment and software licensing. The GSA offers federal agencies datacenter and cloud computing services, as well as cyber security, telecommunications, and networking services. The GSA also provides IT training and research on government policies regarding internet based technologies.