Advanced Notice for MAS Refresh 7 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 # 7 and an associated mass modification (mass mod) to all existing contracts in August, 2021. Click here to read about the upcoming changes associated with Solicitation 47QSMD20R0001 – Refresh # 7 and the mass modification. [August 2021]
The GSA Summer 2021 Multiple Award Schedule – Every quarter, the Multiple Award Schedule Program Management Office publishes a newsletter full of all the latest updates and information for industry partners. A copy of the most recent newsletter can be found by clicking here. [July, 2021]
The End of CSP and PRC Requirements? — GSA’s TDR Pilot Program Faces Further Internal Criticism – GSA has been running a TDR pilot program for several years to test the potential for a new regulatory regime, though the program sometimes has been the source of criticism and controversy. Now that controversy has heightened further: GSA’s Office of Inspector General published an audit report on June 24, 2021 that is sharply critical of the program, only to see GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (“FAS”) Commissioner publicly reject the report’s conclusions and defend TDR’s effectiveness. Click here to read more. [July, 2021]
FSS BPAs: Back to the future or ‘Déjà vu all over again!’ – Federal News Network – On May 13, the General Services Administration issued a request for information (RFI) seeking industry feedback on a “governmentwide cloud acquisition strategy and Blanket Purchase Agreement.” The RFI details the acquisition strategy to deliver a multiple award BPA for commercial software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). Click here to read more. [June 2021]
GSA Multiple Award Schedule – Professional Services – Click here to review the May 2021 MAS-PS Quarterly Update [May 2021]
Spring 2021 Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Quarterly Newsletter Is Available Now! – Every quarter, the Multiple Award Schedule Program Management Office (MAS PMO) publishes a newsletter full of all the latest updates and information for our industry partners. Click here to read more. [May 2021]
GSAs Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) Pilot 2021 Evaluation – Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) is a pilot program that creates a more effective, less burdensome alternative to legacy pricing disclosure requirements. So far, the pilot is proving our hypothesis: that TDR is a more effective, less burdensome alternative to legacy pricing disclosure requirements. Click here to read more. (May 2021)
Advanced Notice for MAS Refresh 6 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 # 6 and an associated mass modification (mass mod) to all existing contracts in May, 2021. Click here to read more.
Acquisition Letter MV-21-03, Waiver of Experience and Annual Financial Statement Requirements under the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation for COVID-19 – click here to read more.
GSA Kicks Off Two-Year Effort to Innovate Service Contracting Beyond OASIS GSA released the first of at least two requests for information on March 2 seeking industry feedback on some of the basic ideas around the contract like socioeconomic reserves, the initial list of functional domain areas, contract structure and much more. https://www.ncmahq.org/news/industry-news-details/gsa-kicks-off-two-year-effort-to-innovate-service-contracting-beyond-oasis?utm_source=Informz&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=NCMA&_zs=IgHll&_zl=ixCs1 [March 2021]
GSA Seeks Info on Best-in-Class, Multiple-Award IDIQ Contract for Services – The General Services Administration has released a request for information as it works on a new best-in-class, multiple-award contract meant to support federal agencies’ needs for services. https://www.govconwire.com/2021/03/gsa-seeks-info-on-best-in-class-multiple-award-idiq-contract-for-services/ [March 2021]
CMMC language is in GSA’s latest contracts, but requirements will be order-specific https://www.fedscoop.com/cmmc-requirements-order-specific-gsa/ [February 2021]
GSA Winter 2021 Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Quarterly Newsletter Is Now Available – Every quarter, the Multiple Award Schedule Program Management Office (MAS PMO) publishes a newsletter full of all the latest updates and information for industry partners. https://interact.gsa.gov/document/our-winter-2021-multiple-award-schedule-mas-quarterly-newsletter-available-now [February 2021]
GSA’s Commercial Marketplaces Initiative: Opening Amazon and Other Private Marketplaces To Direct Purchases By Government Users, Briefing Papers (Thomson Reuters), No. 20-13 (Dec. 2020). https://lnkd.in/eJc3qiz [February 2021]
Memorandum for All GSA Contracting Activities: Increasing Opportunities for Americans with Disabilities – The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) has asked all Federal agencies to enter into a pledge with the AbilityOne Commission to increase dollars going to the AbilityOne Program. This memorandum establishes the GSA pledge at 2% of dollars for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, and designates GSA’s AbilityOne Representative (ABOR). https://thecgp.org/images/SPE-Memo-SPE-2021-03_0.pdf [February 2021]
March 8th Transition to GSA FAS ID for eOffer and eMod – Attention MAS contract holders – Contractors and offerors will not be able to access eOffer and eMod March 6 through March 7, 2021 as we transition to FAS ID. Please plan ahead to ensure you do not need to access eOffer/eMod during the transition period. Questions – please contact Steve Makovec at email@example.com. [February 2021]
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.
During 2020, General Services Administration is consolidating and streamlining the existing 24 Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) into a single Schedule for products, services, and solutions. This project will impact existing contract holders and new businesses looking for their first GSA Schedule contract.
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.
GSA’s website – Are Schedules a Good Fit for Me?through
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 Steve Makovec at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-270-3600.