As the online marketplace where government buys commodities, Unison Marketplace satisfies a growing niche within the public sector procurement community, while complementing existing tools such as GSAAdvantage!, GSA e-Buy, DOD EMALL, and GWAC vehicles such as GSA Schedules, NASA SEWP V and NIH CIO-CS. The $100 billion niche consists of public sector purchases that are over $3,000 in value, are available from multiple sources of supply, and are for commercial items (commodities). Unison Marketplace's design specifically addresses the public sector environment and interfaces with mandatory systems such as www.FedBizOpps.gov and the System for Award Management www.SAM.gov. Unison Marketplace enables users to compete and document their purchases under any of the following procurement scenarios:
Competition among members of an existing multiple-award contract supplier community (e.g., GSA Schedules, Blanket Purchasing Agreements, government-wide acquisition contracts, AbilityOne, etc.);
Competition for set-aside purchases among suppliers within a particular socio-economic classification (e.g., Small Business, HUB Zone, Small Disadvantaged Business, 8(a) Business, and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business); or
Competition among interested registered suppliers utilizing automated data feeds to FedBizOpps.gov for synopses, as required.