The general services administration is constantly seeking new ways to improve communication and transparency to allow vendors, especially small businesses, a better chance for success in doing business with the government. That is why were excited to launch our new automated small business forecast tool. This tool focuses on acquisition planning, making vendors aware of opportunities early in the acquisition process. The tool increases awareness of potential prime contracting and subcontracting opportunities, and vendors can filter the tool to find upcoming potential opportunities based on their industry or service.
A future version of the tool will allow vendors to register and be notified when new requirements are published or changes are made to an existing requirement. Our goal is to help both buyers and vendors easily communicate around potential contracting opportunities with GSA and several other agencies. The forecast tool provides forward looking data in a web based, easy to use format and improves accessibility and transparency of potential small business opportunities. In this way, GSA is making it easier to do business with the government. Additionally, the forecast tool helps us serve as a proactive partner to our sister federal agencies by addressing their forecasting needs.
Currently, we have added the opportunities for six of the 24 major procurement agencies, providing a one stop shop for identifying potential contract opportunities. We are continuously working to add more agency contract opportunities, making the tool even better. This tool is part of GSA’s ongoing effort to be an economic catalyst in communities across the country. By making it easier for small businesses to find opportunities to earn business from the federal government, we are helping to support one of the most important segments of our economy. At GSA, we want to make it easier to do business with the government. Every day we take a new step forward toward this goal.