Citi has bagged a SmartPay 3 master contract from the US General Services Administration (GSA) to take part in the next generation of government charge card and payment solutions programme.

The new master contract will allow all US federal agencies to use Citi’s card and payment services from late 2018 to 2031.

The GSA SmartPay 3 master programme comprises purchase, travel, fleet, and integrated charge card services and related payment solutions which will be used by about 560 government agencies and organisations.

Using the new programme, the US federal government can access a number of payment solutions, such as ‘chip’ enabled charge cards, virtual accounts, single-use accounts and declining balance accounts.

The cumulative value of the GSA SmartPay 3 contracts is $700bn over the entire length of the contracts, including all extension options.

GSA Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Alan Thomas said: “GSA’s SmartPay programme provides agencies across government with payment solutions to streamline transactions, lower costs, and more-effectively deliver services to the American people.

“We worked closely with our industry and agency partners in developing the next generation of the GSA SmartPay program to ensure that GSA SmartPay 3 offers federal agencies more value and efficiency in carrying out their missions.”

Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions global head of commercial cards Gonca Latif-Schmitt said: “We are honored that the GSA has selected Citi to provide continued support for the US government’s charge card and payments activities.

“The new contract highlights our long-term commitment to serve US government agencies and to work in partnership with the GSA to create innovative solutions that meet the government’s unique and evolving needs.”

Since the inception of the GSA SmartPay programme in 1998, Citi has participated in the programme and served over 300 unique agency programs under the GSA SmartPay 2 contract.