The General Services Administration (GSA) is preparing to launch eBuy Mobile service capabilities. GSA Contractors will now have the ability to access and utilize capabilities specific to their mobile devices. These services provide mobile friendly access to active Request for Quote (RFQ) and Request for Information (RFI) associated with their contract(s).
The mobile service capabilities are the first release under the eBuy mobile initiative, to enable access to critical functions by the use of mobile devices. This initiative is specific to added features accessible for “Sellers”. The mobile application will be accessible via iOS and Android platforms (iPhone, iPad, and Android devices including tablet versions of the devices). Effective February 25, 2013, eBuy vendors will have the ability to access RFQ information associated with their contracts(s) remotely through their mobile devices. Launch the URL https://www.ebuy.gsa.gov/
The application is also intended to send alert or notify the users/contractors, based on these critical functions:
- New Request For Quote (RFQ)/Request For Information (RFI)
- Modified RFQ/RFI
- Cancelled RFQ/RFI
- Received Quote
- Award / No Award
- e-Buy Outage – RFQ/RFI Extension Notices
Through their mobile devices (smart phones and tablets) GSA contractors will receive push notifications via SMS text messages, to alert them of any change of RFQ/RFI information associated with their contracts. The contractors will be required to register their cellular numbers in order to receive SMS text messages. Please visit https://www.ebuy.gsa.gov for completing the registration process. Your carrier SMS service must be enabled in order to receive text messages.
The eBuy Mobile App is a collaborative effort with The Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies (OCSIT), Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Strategic Integrated Technology Services (ITS) and the Region 6 Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU), all shared an interest in the development and delivery of mobile capabilities for the General Services Administration (GSA) Advantage! eBuy application.
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The eBuy application is one of the priority services selected by the agency in support of the digital government strategy. http://www.gsa.gov/portal/
NOTE: this is not unique copy - this was an email sent out by the GSA in February 2013.