Schedules consolidation: Congratulations — phase I and the end of the beginning!

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:

  1. Reviewing every term and condition in each of the 24 solicitations;
  2. Mapping duplicate Special Item Numbers (SINs) across current solicitations; and,
  3. 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.

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