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Eligibility and the Application Process

Eligibility for the program is determined by the GSA SmartPay® Contracting Officer.

Federal agencies, departments, tribal organizations and approved non-federal entities (including those eligible to use GSA sources of supply and/or cost-reimbursable contractors) can apply to obtain GSA SmartPay payment solutions. Further eligibility information can be found in section C.2.1.1 of the GSA SmartPay 3 Master Contract.

For those eligible to apply, contact your Agency/Organization Program Coordinator (A/OPC) to obtain and submit an application for the GSA SmartPay card/account. Please note:

  • New applicants should receive their GSA SmartPay card/account from the contractor bank within 10–14 calendar days from the time the application is submitted by your A/OPC.
  • Replacements for lost, stolen, broken or otherwise unusable cards will be sent within 48 hours of the request.
  • In the case of an emergency, such as response to a natural disaster, threat to national security, or military mobilization, the contractor bank will send the GSA SmartPay card/account within 24 hours of the request.

Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Other Non-Federal Entities

The GSA SmartPay Fleet, Purchase, Travel and Integrated payment solutions can be used by tribes, tribal organizations, and other non-federal entities. To participate in the GSA SmartPay program, fill out and submit the application [PDF, 6 pages].

Tribes, tribal organizations, and non-federal entities that are interested in quickly meeting their immediate need with minimal resources may want to consider joining the GSA pool.

For further details about the application process and about the GSA pool option, please reach out to Pamela Morgan (Business Management Specialist, Center for Charge Card Management) at

State/Local Governments

At this time, state and local governments are not authorized to use the GSA SmartPay contract. However, state and local governments may review the GSA SmartPay program offerings and best practices as a guideline for similar payment programs.

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