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Simplified Acquisition: What’s in it for you?

The Chief Visionary at ASBC, Guy Timberlake, recently wrote an article regarding the Simplified Acquisition program of the Federal Government in the state of Virginia.  The article points out that 1790 funding offices account for the FY12 simplified spending in the state.  Over $11 million was spent via Smart Pay Purchase Cards.

The article also notes that the  TSA, Federal Prison Systems, Navy, VA and the Army are the top five contracting agencies issuing simplified acquisition payments via the purchase… 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 »