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GSA releases MAS Solicitation Refresh # 20, Mass Modification A882

April 18, 2024
The General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) issued Refresh # 20 and the associated Mass Modification A882 for the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation 47QSMD20R0001. Outlined below are the changes associated with Refresh # 20: A: Changes to Overall MAS Solicitation: B: Changes to Specific Large Category, Subcategory or SIN: For more […]

GSA Extends Moratorium on EPA Limitations through End of 2024

April 11, 2024
On February 28, 2024, GSA released the updated Acquisition Letter MV-22-02, Supplement 4, in order to extend the temporary moratorium on the enforcement of certain GSA Economic Price Adjustment (EPA) limitations through December 31, 2024. This extension is to provide time for the publication of a final rule for the resultant implementation of a new […]

GSA’S TRANSITION TO DOCUSIGN AND GSA FAS ID

November 2, 2020
GSA FAS ID GSA FAS ID was created as part of GSA’s overall IT modernization effort to support security and provide a solution that is legally recognized internationally.  FAS ID is a secure, centralized identity management system that lets contractors access many GSA applications using a single email and password.  The GSA FAS ID uses […]

Upcoming Refresh # 2 / Mass Modification for all GSA MAS Contractors

June 2, 2020
The General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) anticipates issuing Refresh # 2 for the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) solicitation in June 2020. The purpose of the solicitation refresh is to incorporate updated Service Contract Act (SCA) wage and additional clause, provision and solicitation updates. Overview of Proposed Changes 1)  Update Offeror Instructions […]

State and Local Disaster Purchasing

April 23, 2020
State and local governments can now purchase off your GSA Schedule contract under the State and Local Disaster Purchasing Program.   On March 13, 2020, the President declared the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant an emergency declaration for all states, tribes, territories and the District of Columbia […]

GSA FAS temporarily allows the award of non-TAA compliant products under MAS program to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic for limited Federal Supply Classes (FSCs)

April 14, 2020
President Trump declared a National Emergency Concerning the COVID-19 Outbreak on March 13, 2020.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for certain critical and essential supply items has increased to the point that many Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contractors are unable to meet Federal demands with Trade Agreements Act (TAA) compliant products. To address this, […]

Prepare for Upcoming Mass Modification: Mass Mod Release Schedule

January 31, 2020
The Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Consolidation Mass Mod will be released during the next two-weeks. What to do BEFORE you sign the mass mod: Familiarize yourself with the Available Offerings Attachment and understand where your SINs will map under the new MAS structure. Look at your North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes in beta.sam.gov compared to the Available […]

Register Now for GSA’s FAST 2020 Conference!

December 23, 2019
The GSA Federal Acquisition Service Training (FAST) Conference will take place April 14 – 16, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.  The training event will bring government and industry experts together.  Industry will be able to directly engage with federal contracting officers, learn about the latest government e-tools and processes and […]

FedBizOpps Transitions to SAM.gov

December 10, 2019
Effective November 12th, 2019, Federal Business Opportunities (FBO.gov) has retired and migrated key functionalities to Beta.SAM.gov, which is now the authoritative source for Contract Opportunities. Background The General Services Administration (GSA) Integrated Award Environment (IAE) manages federal acquisition and awards processes in 10 separate award systems that each played a role in the award life cycle.  […]

GSA Consolidation Benefits to User Agencies, Contractors and GSA

November 3, 2019
The benefits as a result of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) consolidation effort include quality improvements that will save time and improve efficiency, reduce acquisition cycle times, and improve terms and conditions for the MAS program.  Benefits for each of the stakeholder groups: Current and Prospective Schedule Contractors (industry): Currently, contractors may have to propose […]

GSA Consolidation Update – Who Does this Impact and What’s Next?

November 1, 2019
Phase 1 Complete The General Services Administration (GSA) has completed Phase 1 of the Schedules overhaul by consolidating 24 existing GSA Schedules, also referred to as Federal Supply Schedule (FSS), into one.  The consolidation plan is part of the agency’s Federal Marketplace Strategy which aims to modernize and simplify acquisitions.  GSA reviewed the Schedule Contract, […]