GSA SmartPay Overview Native Nations Gathering. Elizabeth Skolnik Office of Charge Card Management (OCCM) Federal Acquisition Service. May 4, 2010. Value to the Customer. Gain a general understanding of the GSA SmartPay 2 Charge Card Program
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Office of Charge Card Management (OCCM)Federal Acquisition Service
May 4, 2010
The GSA SmartPay® program, established in 1998, enables over 350 Federal agencies/ organizations to obtain charge card products and services through master contracts thatGSA established with three banks: Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, and U.S. Bank
Agencies/organizations issued task orders against these master contracts to obtain charge card products and services
Agencies/organizations pay no direct fees to use the program
Period of performance for existing contracts is through 2018
DID YOU KNOW…
$943 was spent using Federal charge cards every second in FY09
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Perform oversight of the government-wide charge card program
Use charge card products and services to support their missions and operations
Office of Charge Card Management (OCCM)
Provides overall program management and advocacy
Provides the transaction network for GSA SmartPay® 2 charge cards
Provide charge card products and services through GSA SmartPay® 2 Master Contracts; partner with MasterCard/VISA to issue cards
* Source: Palmer, R., & Gupta, M. (2007). The 2005 Purchasing Card Benchmark Survey Results
The GSA SmartPay program enables over 350 Federal agencies, organizations, and Native American tribal governments to obtain charge card products and services through Master Contracts thatGSA has currently established with three banks: Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, and U.S. Bank
The GSA SmartPay program provides charge cards to Federal employees to make official government purchases and use of the cards should be in accordance with agency/organization-specific policy
There are many benefits to using GSA SmartPay charge cards, and with these benefits come certain responsibilities for cardholders and A/OPCs
DID YOU KNOW…
$941 was charged on the GSA SmartPay® charge card every second in FY09
Training, including the Annual GSA SmartPay Training Conference.
Travel cards provide access to GSA City Pair Rates.
Access to merchants offering point-of-sale discounts.
Program wide representation on regulations and issues which may impact the program.
Newsletters, SmartBulletins, training, and dissemination of pertinent program information.
• One four-year option & one three-year option (ending November 29, 2018)
• The base year period began on 11/30/2008
• Place task order with selected banks based on identified needs and best value
• Pool with other agencies/organizations, or
• Tag-along with other agencies/organizations
**Documentation may vary. Check with OCCM
You will find a wealth of contract and program information, training, publications, the GSA SmartPay2 Master Contract, and points of contact at our website:
Be on the lookout for our new website: www.gsasmartpay.gov