Ability One Overview and Update
Please join us to learn more about about the AbilityOne program and its mission to create employment opportunities for Americans who are blind or have other significant disabilities.
Accessibility Requirements for Micro-purchases
The federal acquisition process for procuring ICT solutions is a principle opportunity to ensure the goals of Section 508 are met - meaning that we equally serve all consumers of government information. While it may be perceived as counter to acquisition processing efficiency, taking the time to properly build accessibility into acquisitions will:
- Improve customer experience
- Prevent the risk of litigation costs
- Prevent expensive retrofitting of systems, applications, and websites
- Allow those with disabilities an equal footing
Advanced Purchase Card Management
Already taken GSA SmartPay® Purchase Management Essentials and still have questions? This advanced level companion course provides a decision structure taken from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other applicable statutes that outlines key questions to correctly determine and apply the micro-purchase threshold or statutory exemptions to purchases for supplies, services, or construction. For 2021 we expand our examination of case studies and real-world scenarios to illustrate this process step-by-step. Also covered are best practices for program oversight and recent purchase audit findings.
Advanced Purchase Card Management
DoD GPC Electronic Systems Update
Jim Tew, DLA - Mr. Tew will cover the GPC processes within PIEE. This includes, but is not limited to: the PIEE Hierarchy, GPC Roles, the JAM Appointment process, and GPC Reporting. He will also cover improvements in the JAM module and how they impact GPC participants. Intended Audience: All DoD GPC CPMs, OA/OPCs, A/OPCs, A/BOs, and Resource Managers.
DoD GPC Program Directives
Denise Reich and Sheila McGlynn, OUSD(A&S)/DPC/CeB - Ms. Reich and Ms. McGlynn will address DoD GPC policies, procedures, directives and other topical issues, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Intended Audience: All DoD GPC CPMs, OA/OPCs, A/OPCs, and A/BOs.
DoD GPC Program Update
Lisa Romney, Director, OUSD(A&S)/DPC/CeB - Ms. Romney will address topics related to the DoD GPC Program, and the DoD acquisition enterprise systems that promote efficient government management and support audit requirements.
Easy Ordering with GSA Global Supply
Learn how to use GSA Global Supply to access tens of thousands of office supplies, tools, furniture and more. Find out how easy your purchase can be when requisitioning via GSA Global Supply using the GSA SmartPay Government Purchase Card. GSA Global Supply ensures compliance with federal procurement regulations (FAR, AbilityOne, Section 889, etc.) so that purchases are safe and simple.
Federal Travel and Ethics
This course will review common and uncommon situations related to travel and travel-related ethics for civilian Federal travelers. Attendees will benefit from a review of the Federal Travel Regulation, including a discussion of routing travel, other-than-coach-class transportation accommodations, and non-Federal source travel. Recent changes to Government-wide regulations will also be discussed.
FedMall is an e-commerce ordering system for Department of Defense (DoD), Federal, State, and authorized local Agencies to search for and acquire products from government reserves and commercial sources. Buyers will have access to tens of millions of individual items of supply, from centrally managed DoD and General Service Administration (GSA) assets to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products. This course will provide an overview of the benefits of FedMall and information on FedMall shopping, ordering and research functionality.
Rideshare/Ride-hail Program Management Office led session discussing the recently awarded 5 year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for Ridesharing and Ride-hailing services. GSA’s new governmentwide Rideshare/Ride-hail BPAs modernizes official travel and will make it easier, and cheaper, to use rideshare services for official travel.
Learn how your agency can benefit from using GSA Advantage!® to simplifies product search results with functionality that more closely resembles other commercial shopping sites. GSA Advantage!® offers the most comprehensive selection of approved products and services from GSA contracts. This course will take attendees step-by-step through the processes of registering, searching products and services, using and storing payment information, creating and forwarding shopping carts, and ordering and obtaining status and history reports.
GSA Commercial Platforms - Implementing a Managed Purchasing Channel for Open-Market Product Spend
Federal spend through open-market, online portals has more than doubled over the last several years leaving the Government with limited visibility into what is being purchased, where the products are coming from, and who is supplying them. Agencies are looking to leverage commercial capabilities to better manage this online spend, promote small business and mandatory source purchasing, reduce supply chain risk, and advance the priorities of the Administration. The Commercial Platforms program enables agencies to gain these critical insights and promote important buying priorities, through partnerships with multiple e-marketplace platforms who offer business-to-business (B2B) capabilities (Amazon Business, Fisher Scientific, and Overstock Pro). Attend this session to learn more about how your agency can get involved in this important program.
GSA Fleet Offerings
This course will educate participants on various types of fleet offerings from GSA, the specifics of the related products and services, and how GSA Fleet helps to improve the efficiency of your overall fleet.
GSA SmartPay Fleet Management Essentials
Want to learn more about managing your fleet card program? This session will provide an overview of the fleet card under the GSA SmartPay 3 master contract, including roles/responsibilities, appropriate uses of the card and best practices.
GSA SmartPay 3 Master Contract Basics
The purpose of this course is to provide valuable information to familiarize customers with certain aspects of the GSA SmartPay 3 Master Contract. Topics will include a general overview of the master contract, scope of work, task order types, roles and responsibilities, payment solutions, and contract and task order management.
GSA SmartPay Online Tools
Explore GSA SmartPay’s online resources! Receive a detailed tour of the GSA SmartPay website and GSA SmartPay’s online training including a look at the resources and tools available online. In addition, find out how to connect with others through the GSA SmartPay online community, social media, and more.
GSA SmartPay Program Update
What’s new in 2021 with the GSA SmartPay program? Taught by the program director, this advanced, interactive GSA SmartPay Program Update course provides an overview of significant issues affecting the GSA SmartPay program and its customers. The course discussion encompasses major program trends and challenges, legislative updates, industry developments, new innovative products and services, and a vision for the future. Purchase and travel aspects are the primary focus, with fleet product information included as secondary content.
GSA SmartPay Purchase Management Essentials
Learn the basics or refresh your skills for managing your Government Purchase Card program. This course covers purchase business line products and services available under GSA SmartPay® 3, roles and responsibilities, micro-purchase thresholds and exceptions, rules for using the purchase cards as a procurement, ordering, or payment mechanism, considerations before purchasing, and preventative measures to detect fraud and misuse. Opportunities to test your knowledge and share your experience and best practices with peers.
GSA's TDY Lodging Program: SmartPay Essentials
Learn more about GSA's TDY Lodging Program (FedRooms/DoD Preferred) which saves on average 10% off per diem with travel protections such as no cancellation fees up to 4 pm on day of arrival, no add-on fees, and free amenities like wifi or breakfast. This course will also explore using your SmartPay card and booking your reservations in-channel to optimize your agency's data analytics for cost savings opportunities.
GSA SmartPay Travel Management Essentials
Learn the basics or refresh your skills for managing your agency travel card program. This course covers travel business line products and services available under GSA SmartPay® 3. The course will also touch on roles and responsibilities as well as preventative measures to detect fraud and misuse. Opportunities to test your knowledge and share your experience and best practices with peers.
GSA SmartTax - Leading Practices and Lessons Learned for State Taxes
Do you or your account holders have questions about when to pay State sales tax for charge card transactions? This course provides information about the assessment of State sales tax on GSA SmartPay transactions, which includes background information, legal history, and available tools. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share lessons learned from their organizations.
Making Informed Cost Savings Travel Decisions
GSA offers integrated services to manage Travel which includes the civilian E-Gov Travel Service (ETS), the Best-in-Class government-wide City Pair Program (CPP), and the Best-in-Class government-wide Lodging Contract powered by FedRooms and DOD Preferred. This training will provide an overview of each solution and will highlight the benefits and utility of using GSA’s Travel Programs. The goal is to provide helpful travel tips so agencies and programs can get more and spend less on travel. Please note: This course will not address DTS.
Market Research on the Acquisition Gateway
Learn how to conduct research using the Acquisition Gateway, including but not limited to: project milestones, PWSs, RFIs, and RFQs.
OS4 Purchasing Channel
Learn how the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Office Supplies Fourth Generation (FSSI OS4) reduces costs, reduces price variability, and increases efficiencies by buying everyday office supplies from contractors with negotiated low prices. FSSI OS4 contracts are a streamlined, seamless way to procure supplies while complying with regulations and being friendly to small businesses.
Strategic Payment Solutions
Are you ready to take your agency's charge card program to the next level? This course will introduce you to the strategic payment solutions options that are offered in the GSA SmartPay 3 Master Contract. Participants will learn about the solutions offered in detail, discuss examples of how to best utilize them to maximize the agency's charge card program, and learn next steps on working with their Contractor bank to implement the solutions.
Sustainable Purchasing with Biobased Products
Biobased products, made from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials, provide an alternative to conventional petroleum-based products. Federal law and the Federal Acquisition Regulation direct federal agencies to purchase biobased products in categories identified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Not only is the federal purchase of biobased products the law, but biobased products are good for the American economy and the environment. Learn more about the many types of biobased products and how purchase card holders may locate products for preferred purchasing.
The Surge of Contactless Payments
In this session on the technology of contactless payments, learn how virtual payments continue to gain traction accelerated by the need for both secure and contactless payment methods. Gather insights and perspectives regarding strategizing and deploying virtual payments under the GSA SmartPay 3 master contracts. Discover the cost benefits of virtual payments; saving time, improving payment control and process automation.
Travel Card Misuse Identification and Dispositioning
For APCs and Program Managers who want to maximize their time in identifying and dispositioning Travel Card misuse transactions. This course will discuss when to flag a transaction or create a case and the process to disposition both. Participants will learn what is expected of them in dealing with potential and actual Travel Card misuse.
Use of Data Analytics for Effective Program Oversight
This training provides an overview of data analytics and its importance to the GSA SmartPay® Program. This training will give A/OPCs insight into best practices and the commercial tools currently available* as part of the GSA SmartPay® Program