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GSA Issues SmartPay 3 Request for Proposals

Agency Seeks Industry Proposals to Provide the Next Generation of Payment Solutions

WASHINGTON—The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for GSA SmartPay 3, the next generation of the largest government charge card and payment solutions program in the world. This RFP contains the requirements for the GSA SmartPay 3 program, including: purchase, travel, fleet, and integrated charge card services and related payment solutions which are expected to be used by approximately 560 customer agencies and organizations. The GSA SmartPay 3 contracts will provide charge card and payment solutions to the government through November 28, 2021 with the potential to extend service to 2031 if all options are exercised.

GSA SmartPay gives the federal government access to a wide range of payment solutions, including “chip” enabled charge cards, virtual accounts, single-use accounts, and declining balance accounts. In Fiscal Year 2016, agencies relied upon GSA SmartPay for their purchase, travel, and fleet needs more than 91 million times around the globe for a total of more than $28 billion in transactions.

“GSA’s SmartPay program provides agencies across government with payment solutions to streamline transactions, lower costs, and more-effectively deliver services to the American people,” said GSA Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe. “We worked closely with our industry and agency partners in developing the next generation of the SmartPay program to ensure that GSA SmartPay 3 offers federal agencies more value and efficiency in carrying out their missions.”

The GSA SmartPay 3 RFP is being released for industry consideration and proposals with a deadline for proposals presently set for March 22, 2017. The current GSA SmartPay 2 contracts will expire on Nov. 29, 2018. The new GSA SmartPay 3 contracts will be awarded prior to that expiration date in order to provide customer agencies and organizations with adequate time to prepare for a seamless transition.

The GSA SmartPay 3 RFP and instructions for submitting proposals have been posted on FedBizOpps. Proposals will be accepted from the date of posting and must be submitted in accordance with the instructions provided in the RFP. All proposals must be received by 4:00 p.m. EDT, March 22, 2017.

For more information about GSA SmartPay, visit the program’s website.