The US GSA to launch e-commerce marketplace prototype soon


After extensive market research, the General Services Administration later this year plans to launch a prototype, with multiple awardees, of an e-commerce marketplace for agencies to buy common goods in a more streamlined manner.
Note for the European audience, the GSA is an independent agency of the United States government, was established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies. GSA supplies products and communications for U.S. government offices, provides transportation and office space to federal employees, and develops government-wide cost-minimizing policies and other management tasks.[6]
Th GSA sees this e-commerce portal similar to Amazon, Overstock or and is required by the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.

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