Advanced Notice for MAS Refresh 13 and Upcoming Mass Modification

The General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is planning to issue GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation 47QSMD20R0001 – Refresh #13 and an associated mass modification (mass mod) to all existing contracts in June 2022. To review the changes, please click here.

An upcoming webinar detailing the changes will be held on Wednesday, June 15 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Please click here to attend.

DoD Confronting “Valley of Death,” Other Innovation Bottlenecks

The Defense Department is evaluating its processes to make it easier for small companies to provide innovative solutions. Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said the DoD innovation steering group is central to those efforts, which includes mapping out the transition process from prototype or commercially available product to DoD contract. Please click here to read more.

Changes to Watch in GSA Schedules Program

The General Services Administration is still in the process of consolidating its Schedules program into a single procurement vehicle. An interview with Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, helps shed light on some of the important changes. Please click here to read a transcript of the interview.

U.S. Procurement and International Trade

The Congressional Research Service has released a report detailing the relationship of U.S. government procurement and international trade. Included is a history of the issue’s origin, important developments, and potential issues for the Congress to address. Please click here to read more.