Advanced Concepts in Purchase Card Management
Are you an A/OPC that is responsible for implementing best practices, guidance, policies, and innovative solutions for your agency/organization's purchase card program? Are you interested in learning more about strategic uses of the purchase card program and ways to leverage GSA SmartPay tools and information to maximize program efficiency? This course takes a deep dive into purchase card policies, guidance, offerings, and best practices for your purchase card program. We will discuss the A/OPC role as it relates to overall program management, look at ways to meet policy and guidance purchase card management requirements, and take a look at some non-traditional purchase card uses and ways to take your program to the next level!
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 Fleet Management Essentials
Are you new to managing your fleet account program? This session provides a basic overview of fleet account management topics, such as recent statistics, key participant roles/responsibilities, misuse/fraud, and best practices.
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 2022 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 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.
Innovative Payment Solutions
Are you ready to take your agency's charge card program to the next level? This course will introduce you to the innovative 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.
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.
The AbilityOne Program Overview
The AbilityOne Program's mission is to generates meaningful employment opportunities for Americans with significant disabilities. Please join us to learn more about your role in supporting this program.
Sustainable Purchasing with Biobased Products
Boost your sustainable purchasing power with biobased products while meeting statutory and Federal Acquisition Regulation requirements. Biobased Products have a positive effect on the planet, home, workplace and the U.S. economy. Purchase card holders will learn how to identify and locate biobased products to meet their needs.
GSA's Lodging Program & SmartPay Essentials
Join us to learn more about GSA's Emergency Lodging Services, FedRooms and Long Term Lodging solutions. You'll be given an overview of each of the programs, their benefits and how to access these offerings.
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.
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 Best in Class (BIC), streamlined, seamless way to procure supplies while complying with regulations and being friendly to small businesses.
GSA Commercial Platforms: Implementing a Managed Purchasing Channel for Open-Market Product Spend
GSA's Commercial Platforms program enables agencies to better manage their open-market, online spend through partnerships with multiple e-marketplace platforms, including Amazon Business, Fisher Scientific, and Overstock Government. Attend this session to learn more about each of these participating platforms and how your agency can leverage their leading-edge commercial capabilities to save cardholders time and money, while reducing supply chain risk, and advancing the priorities of the Administration.
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.
GSA Advantage! The Basics
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about GSA’s Governmentwide Rideshare/Ride-hail solution; continuing to modernize official travel making it easier and less expensive to use rideshare/ride-hailing services.
GSA Fleet Offerings
GSA Fleet is a one-stop-shop for an agency’s non-tactical vehicle fleet. GSA Fleet has purchasing, leasing, and rental solutions, as well as systems and solutions to aid in managing a fleet. This session will provide an overview of GSA Fleet’s offerings, details of key products and services, and how GSA Fleet helps improve overall fleet efficiency.
An Overview of buy.gsa.gov
Join this class for an overview of buy.gsa.gov and its tools. This class will show how these tools can help you with market research, pricing, finding acquisition documents and templates and managing your project through the acquisition lifecycle.
DoD GPC Electronic Systems Update
Ms. Pamela Talbott, DCMA (in support of the GPC PMO) will address DoD GPC systems, related policy, and best practices. Jim Tew, DLA, will cover the GPC processes within PIEE. His update will include GPC roles, the JAM appointment process, and GPC reporting. Mr. Tew also will provide helpful hints and tips, as well as recent improvements to JAM. Intended Audience: All DoD GPC CPMs, OA/OPCs, A/OPCs, A/BOs, and RMs.
Purchase Card Program Update - OUSD (A&S)/DPC/CeB
Ms. J. Lisa Romney, Director, OUSD(A&S)/DPC/CeB, will address topics related to the DoD GPC Program and the DoD acquisition enterprise systems that promote efficient Government management and support audit requirements.
Governmentwide Commercial Purchase Card Policies and Directives - OUSD (A&S)/ DPC/CeB
Ms. Denise Reich and Ms. Sheila McGlynn, OUSD(A&S)/DPC/CeB, will address DoD GPC Program 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.