The General Services Administration is working to modernize the requisition process in the federal government’s supply chain to address the changing needs of customers, vendor partners and the IT infrastructure.
Bill Sisk, assistant commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service Office of General Supplies and Services, wrote in a blog entry posted Tuesday that GSA is using the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative to update the requisition fulfillment practice and facilitate savings.
He noted that awards under the FSSI Office Supplies Third Generation requisition channel work to support the GSA Global Supply operations, in which partners will be in charge of packing and shipping the customer requisitions.
“Increased visibility to the supply chain, including the ability to track orders end-to-end for the customer base, will be a significant benefit in this transition,” Sisk said.
He added that GSA plans to apply the new approach to the requisition of maintenance, repair and operating supplies and janitorial and sanitation products.