GSA Schedules

 


Transactional Data Reporting: A Logical Step in the Evolution of the MAS Program

In 2016, the General Services Administration issued a final rule to amend the GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to require that vendors report transactional data from, among other things, GSA Schedules orders. Currently, in evaluating Schedules pricing, GSA makes use of two tools: the Commercial Sales Practices (CSP) format which identifies, for each Special Item Number (SIN) under a Schedules contract, the sales and pricing information juxtaposed to pricing (including discounts) provided to an identified Most Favored Customer (MFC), and the Price Reduction Clause (PRC), which requires the identification of a customer that serves as the basis of award and how changes in prices to that customer will affect the government. To read more, click here.


Action Required for Wisconsin GSA Schedule Holders

Schedule Input Program (SIP) version 9.0 will be released at the end of October and GSA Schedule contract holders will need to upgrade from SIP 8.0 to SIP 9.0. This version will include both security upgrades and changes to the user interface. Additionally, with this upgrade, Windows 10 or greater will be required. The SIP program is used to register you contract with GSA and to create and manage price list entries for GSA Advantage including – additions, deletions, price changes and Sales events. Don’t wait until the last minute!

For more information on this change, please click here.

To stay up to date with changes to the MAS program, follow the MAS interact, here.


Memorandum For FAS Heads of Contracting Activity

On March 17, 2022, Acquisition Letter MV-22-02 was issued to provide a temporary moratorium on the enforcement of certain limitations contained in certain GSA EPA contract clauses. Various factors such as inflation, supply chain shortages, and price volatility continue to significantly impact the global economy.

This Supplement updates the temporary flexibilities on certain limitations contained in certain GSA EPA contract clauses and extends the temporary moratorium on the enforcement of such limitations to March 31, 2023. These steps are taken in recognition of the ongoing impact of various factors on GSA contractors and their ability to support federal agencies. To read more on this memorandum, click here.


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.


General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules, also known as Federal Supply Schedules, and Multiple Award Schedules (MAS), are long-term government wide contracts with commercial companies to sell commercial products and services to the government. Schedules make buying easy and efficient with the use of modern technology to connect government buyers and industry. Schedules are designed to provide discount resources to all GSA federal agencies worldwide. A contract holder can sell to any government agency with just one source, instead of having separate contracts with each agency.

Getting a GSA Schedule contract does not guarantee business with the Government. Your contract will need to be managed, marketed, and you will need to actively pursue opportunities to work with the Government.

GSA Schedule prices are available to the public and businesses can search the GSA schedules to see what other contractors are charging for the same or similar goods and services.

Learn more through GSA’s website – Are Schedules a Good Fit for Me?

GSA eLibrary is the one source for latest GSA contract award .

GSA Advantage is GSA’s online catalog.

 


For additional information on GSA Schedules, please contact our staff of experts at info@wispro.org or 414-270-3600.