RFQ for Domestic Delivery Service Third Generation (DDS3)
The General Services Administration (GSA) released an RFQ earlier this month for the third generation of its domestic delivery service program (DDS3), building on the success of the first and second generation of the program. The service is part of the agency’s Federal Strategic Sourcing plan to save federal agencies money, and has already saved the federal government $50 million in shipping costs in 2013.
DDS3 was designed as part of the latest Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) as continued efforts for GSA to save taxpayer dollars and provide the best services to the federal government. DDS3 will continue provide benefits as more savings are expected to continue during the span of the contract. Customers will feel more relieved as DDS3 will provide a clearer path for improving business development endeavors. As customers involved in DDS2 can recall, the GSA attempted to provide more efficient services. The main focus in DDS3 is “going green” as the GSA is attempting to work with delivery companies that partake in fuel efficient practices and environment friendly activities for their deliveries. This green initiative is being implemented as an aspiration for the agencies to reduce their “greenhouse gas footprints.” Shipping will be greatly improved as the shipping industry is continuously evolving and offering leading methods for deliveries.
Read more about DDS3 through this blog from the GSA.