Businesses and vendors that wish to obtain a schedule contract to do business with the Federal Government are required to accept the GSA SmartPay payment solutions as a method of payment for micro-purchases. The rules and requirements for accepting payment solutions are defined by the associations.
GSA SmartPay account holders may carry the following brands: VISA, MasterCard, Voyager, and Wright Express. Voyager and Wright Express cards may only be used for fleet related purchases.
If you already accept these forms of payment from the commercial sector, you have no additional work to do as GSA SmartPay operates just like any other corporate payment solution. The transaction fees you negotiated with your bank from the private sector will apply to government sales as well.
If you do not currently accept one or more of these brands and would like to participate, the cost of acceptance is negotiated between you and your selected financial institution. Contact any financial institution or one of the GSA SmartPay contractors to establish a merchant account.