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IMPORTANT: GSA MAS Consolidation Moves Into Final Phase to Consolidate All Contractors Down to One Contract

We are pleased to announce that today GSA begins Phase 3 of Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Consolidation. This requires all current contractors with more than one contract to consolidate their offerings down to one contract per unique entity identifier (UEI), e.g. Data Universal Numbers System (DUNS) number. GSA will be working hand in hand with affected contractors to put together their consolidation plans in FY2021. We expect Phase 3 to take 5-10 years to reach full completion.

 

GSA designed Phase 3 to ensure no contract numbers change, and no contracts will be canceled that have active Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs). If you are part of Phase 3, you will receive an email from the MAS Program Management Office (PMO) with specific guidance. It’s critical to review the Phase 3 overview & frequently asked question (FAQ) document for industry and contractor checklist & planning spreadsheet, which is required for Phase 3 contractors to use in outlining the elements of their various contracts and planning for consolidation.

 

This final phase of MAS Consolidation begins as Phase 2 officially closed on July 31, 2020 with 99% of contractors having signed the Mass Mod by the deadline. This phase required all current contractors to sign the MAS Consolidation Mass Modification (Mass Mod) A812 in order to update their contracts to conform with the terms and conditions of the new consolidated MAS that was released on Oct. 1, 2019. Contractors with multiple GSA contracts must accept the Mass Mod for every contract prior to beginning Phase 3.

 

Systems Updates

 

As of August 1, GSA eTools will not show contractors’ information who have not signed the Mass Mod. This does not mean these contracts are canceled, rather their information is hidden from view until they sign the Mass Mod. Additionally, the 24 legacy Schedules are no longer visible in eLibrary, eBuy, or on GSA.gov.

 

To see all changes in eBuy as of August 1, 2020, please visit this resource.

 

August Live Training Opportunities

 

Have more than one contract? Join the MAS PMO subject matter experts for two live training opportunities this month to learn more about Phase 3 and get your questions answered. The material presented will be the same, so you only need to attend one session.

 

Monday, August 10th (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET): Register here (select NON-GSA User if from industry)

 

Wednesday, August 26th (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET): Register here (select NON-GSA User if from industry) *This training will be recorded.

 

Can’t make it? The training will be recorded and posted on the MAS Interact page as soon as it is available. Subscribe to the MAS group to make sure you never miss an update (click ‘subscribe here’ under the Stay Informed section on the right-hand side of the screen).

 

The MAS PMO will schedule additional training in the coming months and are always available to answer your questions at maspmo@gsa.gov.

 

Thank you for your continued partnership.

 

About MAS Consolidation: 

MAS Consolidation is one of the four cornerstone Initiatives of GSA’s Federal Marketplace (FMP) strategy, GSA’s plan to modernize and simplify the buying and selling experience for customers, suppliers, and acquisition professionals. GSA’s new single Schedule solicitation features a simplified format with streamlined terms and conditions, new large categories and subcategories, and updated Special Item Numbers (SINs) that will make it easier for contractors to offer, and agency partners to buy, products, services, and solutions. Created by a cross-functional team of GSA’s acquisition experts, the new solicitation was developed iteratively and incorporates industry feedback from the more than 1,000 responses to our Requests for Information (RFI).

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