Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI)
FSSI encourages cross-government collaboration and adoption of industry best practices. This allows the government to aggregate requirements, streamline processes and leverage its buying power. As a result, best value and repeatable processes are created that can be used in any acquisition environment to drive down the cost of commonly purchased commodities.The primary goals of FSSI are:
GSA, in partnership with the Department of Treasury, launched FSSI in November 2005 (in response to a May 2005 memo from the Office of Management and Budget/Office of Federal Procurement Policy requiring agencies to identify commodities that could be purchased more efficiently through strategic sourcing). FSSI counts more than 20 federal agencies, both military and civilian, as active participants. Current FSSI commodity teams include: Express and Ground Domestic Delivery Services, Wireless Telecommunications Expense Management Services and Office Supplies.
FSSI solutions provide easy access to common procurement vehicles that offer greater discounts as collective volume increases, business intelligence and best practice solutions. Additional benefits include:
Current Commodity Purchasing Programs
Last Reviewed 9/4/2008