GSA Completes Reorganization
The Administrator of General Services at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Lurita Doan, implemented the agency’s much anticipated Federal Acquisition Service.
Signing GSA Order ADM 5440.591, Administrator Doan completed the agency’s process in bringing about the reorganization of the agency’s former Federal Technology and Federal Supply Services.
“The signing of this legislation marks an historic moment for GSA and will keep us on track to hit our top target – superior customer service,” says Administrator Doan. “Creation of the new Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) enables us to better provide superior customer service by providing goods and services to federal government agencies at best value. With the President’s signature, all of the pieces are now in place.”
This act authorizes the FAS reorganization and establishes a new, single GSA fund—the Acquisition Services Fund. The implementation of FAS enables GSA to provide improved customer service and focus; greater career opportunities for employees; greater business flexibility for acquisition solutions; enhanced financial management and accountability; increased efficiencies; greater standardization within FAS and with external industry partners, while allowing for more innovation; and better support of the President’s Management Agenda.
Administrator Doan’s approval of the GSA Order completed the FAS organizational design and followed shortly after President George W. Bush signed into law H.R. 2066, the General Services Administration Modernization Act. “This is a momentous occasion for GSA, our employees, our federal agency customers, and our business partners,” says FAS Commissioner Jim Williams. “The establishment of FAS will ensure that GSA continues as the premier acquisition agency for the federal government, providing true 21st century products, services, and business solutions for our customers.”