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    The Catalog Management team is looking for industry partners to engage in conversations with us to inform our work.
     
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    The Catalog Management team is sharing  some news about a related project, the Verified Product Portal (VPP), which will be a critical piece of the long term Catalog Management solution. 
     
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     Welcome to the GSA Catalog Management Interact Page! One of the four cornerstone projects of the Federal Marketplace Strategy, the Catalog Management initiative will modernize and simplify the buying and selling experience of GSA’s stakeholders.
     
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    Mike Tucker
    Our association (Independent Office Products and Furniture Dealers Assoc.) has been working with GSA in Region 2 to improve the content and descriptions of toner products listed on GSA Advantage. We would be very interested in helping you connect with...Read More
    Becky.Kauffman
    Mike, thank you so much for reaching out! I am going to have our stakeholder lead for manufacturers, Amanda Werb, get in touch with you.
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    The first phase of the Catalog Management project is focused on enhancements to GSA’s “back-end” infrastructure.
     
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     We are taking the time to develop a comprehensive solution that considers the needs of all stakeholders.  This will be an iterative process due to the scope of GSA’s catalog offerings and the complexity of processes and systems that support the current catalog environment.
     
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    Our vision is to deliver a superior buying and selling experience for our customer agencies, industry partners, and the GSA workforce by making catalog management simpler, more modern, and efficient.
     
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    In order to modernize our catalog management capabilities, GSA put together a cross functional team of acquisition professionals, data experts, systems specialists, program analysts, and customer service representatives.  The team spent most of 2019 on discovery, analysis, scoping, and market research. The team developed a future-state vision, and explored potential paths forward for achieving it. All of this work culminated in a “Catalog Management (CM) Future State Blueprint” which offered the following:
     
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    Catalog management impacts the experience that our industry partners and our agency customers have with GSA, and we are committed to improving our catalog environment.
     
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    On Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, Project Manager, Mike Shepherd, presented on catalog management at the Region 2 Industry Day for Office Management industry partners. Approximately 150 vendors, resellers, wholesalers, manufacturers, and industry associations tuned in for the presentation, which highlighted key challenges and the roadmap for future plans. Shepherd discussed Stage 1 Implementation activities that will lay the foundation for Catalog Management improvements beginning with Multiple Award Schedule commercial off-the-shelf products.
     
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    On May 9th, 2019, Mike Shepherd presented on the Catalog Management process and its impact on the user experience for buyers, suppliers, and the FAS workforce at the Integrated Work Acquisition Center's Quality Partnership Council Meeting (QPC).  Check out his slides below!
     
    Last Activity: 9/24/2021 2:15 PM
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