GSA wants to improve audits processes

The General Services Administration wants to improve its transportation auditing management processes.

GSA’s Transportation Audits Division (QMCA) released a request for information to gather new technology solutions and implementation approaches to make the audit improvements. GSA wants to compare commercial-off-the-shelf and custom software and consider Cloud and on-premise delivery models. GSA wants to assess industry capabilities and opportunities for innovation.

QMCA’s purpose is to streamline and automate processes and reduce cycle times, lower audit compliance barriers for agencies, enable authorized users to access real-time business transactions, and improve business insights.

Currently GSA uses the Transportation Accounts Receivable Payable System (TARPS) for a payment tracking, the Accounts Receivable Tracking System (ARTS) for monitoring agencies’ compliance with required documentation, and the Transportation Electronic Audits Library (TEAL), as a web-enabled document repository.

Federal agencies spend more than $25 billion annually on travel and transportation services to move people and freight. GSA is charged with conducting post-payment audits on transportation bills.

GSA released the RFI Nov. 6. Responses are due by Nov. 30.

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Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.

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