Next Tuesday, Oct. 1, marks the beginning of a new era for the General Services Administration’s Multiple Award Schedule program. On that date, Phase I of MAS Consolidation will end with the issuance of a new, consolidated solicitation for the single schedule.
Phase I included a host of interrelated tasks necessary to develop a single solicitation covering the entire scope of the MAS program. Among the tasks to be accomplished were:
- Reviewing every term and condition in each of the 24 solicitations;
- Mapping duplicate Special Item Numbers (SINs) across current solicitations; and,
- Using North American Industry Classification System codes to reduce the current 900 SINs on 24 schedules down to approximately 300 SINs on a single solicitation.