The General Services AdministrationÂ has asked industry and government agencies to submit comments on a draft request for proposals for the third generation of GSAâ€™s charge card program.
The agency said Monday it will use the feedback to the draft RFP in order to refine the requirements in the GSA SmartPay 3 program, including charge card services, purchase, fleet, travel and related payment platforms.
GSA said it will also use the comments to support the development of a final RFP that the agency plans to releaseÂ by late summer or fall 2016.
â€œIncluding our industry and agency partners in the development of this new acquisition is a priority for GSAâ€™s office of charge card management,â€ said Tom Sharpe, commissioner of GSAâ€™s Federal Acquisition Service.
According to GSA, the SmartPayÂ programÂ aims to provide more than 350 government agencies and corporate organizations access to chip-based charge cards, single use accounts, virtual accounts and other payment platforms.
The agency noted it aims to facilitate the transition of customer agencies to GSA SmartPay 3 by having contracts in place before the SmartPay 2 program expires on Nov. 29, 2018.
Comments to the draft RFP are due July 13, according to a notice posted Monday on FedBizOpps.