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Smart Bulletins

Smart Bulletins keep agencies informed of new or updated policies/regulations, program management practices, and other developments.

Number Title Business Line(s) Published Last Updated
No. 039 GSA Multiple Award Schedules Payments Purchase Sep 28, 2023 N/A
No. 038 Notice Regarding Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations for Task Orders Awarded Under GSA SmartPay® 3 (SP3) Purchase, Travel, Fleet, and Integrated Sep 26, 2023 Feb 23, 2024
No. 037 TikTok Ban; Micro-Purchasing Implications Purchase, Integrated Jun 22, 2023 Feb 23, 2024
No. 036 Use of GSA SmartPay® Charge Cards to Pay for Electric Vehicle Charging Pursuant to the “Charging Helps Agencies Realize General Efficiencies Act” or “CHARGE Act”).. Purchase, Travel, Fleet, and Integrated Mar 10, 2023 Feb 23, 2024
No. 035 GSA SmartPay® – OMB Circular No. A-123, Appendix B Agency Reporting to GSA/CCCM; Submission Implementing Guidance for Transit Benefit Accounts Purchase – accounts used for Transit Benefits Sep 1, 2020 Feb 23, 2024
No. 034 Requests for JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) GSA SmartPay 2® (SP2) Data All Business Lines Aug 28, 2020 Feb 23, 2024
No. 033 Card Management Implications and Information for Agency Consideration in Relation to the Section 889 Prohibition on Acquiring Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Equipment Purchase, Travel, Fleet, and Integrated Aug 20, 2020 Feb 23, 2024
No. 032 Updates to Commercial Interchange Fee for Visa and Mastercard Products Purchase, Travel, VISA/Mastercard Fleet, and Integrated Dec 20, 2019 Feb 23, 2024
No. 031 GSA SmartPay – OMB Circular A-123, Appendix B Implementing Guidance and Clarifications/Updates Purchase, Travel, Fleet, and Integrated Dec 19, 2019 Feb 23, 2024
No. 030 GSA SmartPay – OMB Circular No. A-123, Appendix B Agency Reporting to GSA/CCCM; Submission Implementing Guidance Purchase, Travel, Fleet, and Integrated Dec 18, 2019 Feb 23, 2024
No. 029 Interim Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Rule Prohibiting Acquiring Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Equipment or Services Purchase and Integrated (when used as a purchase card) Aug 13, 2019 Feb 23, 2024
No. 028 GSA SmartPay® – Re-emphasizing Record Keeping Requirements (Issued pursuant to Government Accountability Office (GAO) Audit Report # GAO-17-276) [PDF, 3 pages] Purchase, Integrated Mar 29, 2017 N/A
No. 027 GSA SmartPay– Identifying Cost Saving Opportunities in Purchase Card Spend [PDF, 3 pages] Purchase, Integrated Aug 1, 2016 N/A
No. 026 GSA SmartPay–FPDS Reporting for Orders under Indefinite Delivery Vehicles At or Below the Micro-Purchase Threshold [PDF, 3 pages] Purchase, Integrated Jun 2, 2016 N/A
No. 025 GSA SmartPay-Record Retention Requirements [PDF, 3 pages] Purchase, Travel, Fleet, Integrated Sep 10, 2015 N/A
No. 024 GSA SmartPay – Rewards Program Policy and Guidance [PDF, 2 pages] Purchase, Integrated, Fleet May 22, 2019 N/A
No. 023 GSA SmartPay - Third Party Payment Processors [PDF, 3 pages] Purchase, Travel, Fleet, Integrated Oct 27, 2021 N/A
No. 022 GSA SmartPay - GSA SmartPay Program Certification (GSPC) [PDF, 4 pages] Purchase, Travel, Fleet, Integrated Dec 2, 2021 N/A
No. 021 OMB Memorandum M-13-21 and Charge Card Compliance Summary [PDF, 4 pages] Purchase, Travel, Integrated Sep 6, 2013 Aug 28, 2020
No. 020 What You Need to Know About State Taxes [PDF, 3 pages] Purchase, Travel, Fleet, Integrated Apr 10, 2020 N/A
No. 019 Amazon.com Tax Exemption Procedures [PDF, 3 pages] Purchase, Integrated Apr 29, 2015 Feb 2, 2023
No. 018 Visa’s Government and Higher Education Payment Program – Updates/Changes [PDF, 2 pages] Purchase, Integrated Feb 19, 2013 N/A
No. 017 Brands (Visa/Mastercard) to Permit Merchant Surcharges [PDF, 2 pages] Purchase, Travel, Fleet, Integrated Jan 27, 2013 Jan 10, 2023
No. 016 General Excise Taxation of Sales of Tangible Personal Property in Hawaii [PDF, 2 pages] Purchase, Integrated Aug 24, 2011 Feb 2, 2023
No. 015 GSA SmartPay- Going Green [PDF, 4 pages] Purchase, Travel, Fleet, Integrated Jul 6, 2011 N/A
No. 014 Non-Department of Defense (DOD) Organization Option to Use Travel Card for Local Travel [PDF, 2 pages] Travel, Integrated Sep 19, 2019 N/A
No. 013 Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008 Final Regulations [PDF, 2 pages] Purchase, Travel, Fleet, Integrated Sep 14, 2010 Apr 29, 2021
No. 012 Executive Branch Agency Reduction in Convenience Check Usage [PDF, 3 pages] Purchase, Integrated May 17, 2016 N/A
No. 011 Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiatives (FSSI) Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) [PDF, 4 pages] Purchase, Integrated Aug 27, 2019 N/A
No. 010 Tax Exemption for the Travel Card [PDF, 2 pages] Travel, Integrated May 4, 2010 N/A
No. 009 GSA SmartPay® – Clarification Regarding Selected Uses of Purchase and Travel Charge Cards [PDF, 2 pages] Purchase, Travel, Integrated May 20, 2009 N/A
No. 008 Interchange Rates for Agencies Accepting GSA SmartPay® 3 Charge Cards [PDF, 2 pages] Purchase, Travel, Fleet, Integrated Nov 27, 2018 N/A
No. 007 Foreign Currency Conversion [PDF, 3 pages] Purchase, Travel, Fleet, Integrated Apr 3, 2009 Jun 13, 2019
No. 006 GSA SmartPay® Master Contract Record Keeping Requirements [PDF, 2 pages] Purchase, Travel, Fleet, Integrated Nov 30, 2008 Feb 2, 2023
No. 005 Notice Regarding Transaction Dispute Time Frame under GSA SmartPay® Master Contract [PDF, 2 pages] Purchase, Travel, Fleet, Integrated Oct 31, 2008 N/A
No. 004 Notice Regarding Prohibition of Signing Bonuses and Lump Sum Incentives for Task Orders Awarded Under GSA SmartPay® 3 (SP3) [PDF, 2 pages] Purchase, Travel, Fleet, Integrated May 31, 2018 Jul 20, 2018
No. 003 Phone Fraud Scams [PDF, 2 pages] Purchase, Travel, Fleet, Integrated Mar 9, 2007 Feb 2, 2023
No. 002 FAR Amendment: Micro-purchase threshold limit increased to $10,000 [PDF, 2 pages] Purchase, Integrated Jan 18, 2007 Jul 6, 2020
No. 001 Introduction to GSA SmartPay® Smart Bulletins [PDF, 1 page] Purchase, Travel, Fleet, Integrated Jan 18, 2007 N/A

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