GSA Cost Savings Launches Dashboard to Share Progress
Three months after the GSA released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the latest version of the office supply contract, OS3, they have created a dashboard to share the benefits of strategically sourced office supplies with the public. The dashboard will be used to share details on pricing and sales using colorful images and graphics (view dashboard).
The dashboard also allows users to filter the data by federal agency, small or large business sales, socio-economic status, and geographical sales statistics. The goal of this site is to show the GSA cost savings that the government is achieving through the strategic sourcing initiative.
As a result, during the past four years “the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative Second Generation Office Supplies (OS2) BPA has saved more than $364 million” for taxpayers and the federal government. The goal is that federal agencies will continue to reduce administrative and other costs with OS3 and the dashboard is the tool the GSA has created to display these savings. Despite the extensive detail the new dashboard offers, much of the OS3 generation is using the tool as a method for targeting the agencies that have displayed high levels of engagement in the OS3 community.