Managing Spend for GSA/FTS SmartBUY Program

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Managing Spend for GSA/FTS SmartBUY Program

The U.S. General Services Administration, through their Office of IT Solutions, began an effort to reduce software costs by utilizing the combined purchasing power of all federal agencies. Termed ‘SmartBUY’, this program identifies, consolidates and negotiates better pricing for selected software commodity groups to achieve government-wide enterprise licenses at the lowest possible cost. DPA assisted this effort by performing the consolidation and analysis of spend data, by identifying and prioritizing the commodity groups and suppliers, by helping to develop the sourcing strategy and by supporting the contract negotiation effort.