Audit of the Digitization of the Federal Acquisition Services Multiple Award Schedule Contract Files
Audit of the Digitization of the Federal Acquisition Services Multiple Award Schedule Contract Files, Office of Inspector General, General Services Administration, September 25, 2012.
“As part of its push towards green business practices, the General Services Administrations (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) established a goal of achieving an end-to-end electronic contracting environment. This effort includes all contract types, and encompasses various FAS initiatives. One initiative is the digitization of hard copy contract files in the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program, which covers close to 20,000 contracts with terms up to 20 years. FASs file digitization coincides with the plan to consolidate the majority of GSA functions in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area into GSAs Central Office building. The consolidation will put space in the building at a premium. FASs planned move date of May 2013 only expedites the need to digitize given that storage for paper contract files will not be available in the Central Office building.”