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GSA SmartPay, Micropurchasing and Level-3 – What’s the Big Deal?

Understanding the government’s acquisition process of goods and services can be confusing for many vendors.  One area in particular is the multitude of programs vendors have access to, and understanding which ones hold the most benefit for the contractor.

Guy Timberlake, the co-founder of The American Small Business Coalition, wrote a great article that provided his personal experience and market intelligence on a couple of valuable programs: the GSA SmartPay program, and micropurchasing.

In the article, he discusses the benefits he… Read More »

GSA SmartPay Cards Powering Large Task Order Purchases

Guy Timberlake is the Chief Visionary Officer of The American Small Business Coalition. He recently wrote a much commented on post regarding the growth of Simplified Acquisitions.

Here’s the interesting part to me:

“The GSA SmartPay/SmartPay2 purchase card was the payment mechanism for $12,861,425 of these purchases. $6,759,404 of these purchase card payments were to small businesses. The largest purchase card payment issued to-date was by the Department of the Army for $193,981.05.”

I interviewed David Shea, head of the SmartPay program… Read More »