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Request for Information (RFI) | Best Practices Suggestions from Furniture Industry | Issued: March 27, 2014

Request for Information (RFI) targeted to furniture industry regarding a government-wide program designed to improve the way the federal government sources and manages furniture products and services.

Please see the attached RFI document for details on submission and deadline.

* Update on April 9, 2014: The RFI is being extended three weeks, closing on Friday, May 16, 2014.

 

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obofcfurn
<p>Hello we are a dealer, not a manufacturer and would like to participate in an opportunity to provide office furniture. Please confirm that dealers will be considered. thank you !</p>
GSA Furniture Expert
<p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">We are in the early stages and have not addressed an acquisition solution; however, we want/need input from all vendors (both manufacturers and dealers).</span></p>
svail
<p>Will confirmation of submission be provided? My company emailed our response on Thursday 4/3/14 but have not received a read reciept or reply confirming delivery.</p><p>Thanks.</p>
GSA Furniture Expert
<p><span style="color: rgb(76, 76, 76); font-family: Arial, 'Arial Unicode MS', Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;">White papers will be reviewed after the first 25 have been received. &nbsp;One-on-one meetings will be scheduled after the RFI closes and confirmation of receipt will be sent out at that time. &nbsp;Content of the RFI will be addressed at the Listen to Industry Meeting on&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_2016258214" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Tuesday, April 15</span></span>. &nbsp;Find more information on the meeting and how to register here:&nbsp;</span><a href="https://interact.gsa.gov/blog/event-virtual-industry-meeting-strategic-sourcing-furniture-april-15-2014" style="color: rgb(3, 147, 201); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: Arial, 'Arial Unicode MS', Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 21px; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">https://interact.gsa.<wbr>gov/blog/event-virtual-<wbr>industry-meeting-strategic-s..<wbr>.</wbr></wbr></wbr></a></p>
GSA Furniture Expert
<p>White papers will be reviewed after the first 25 have been received. &nbsp;One-on-one meetings will be scheduled after the RFI closes as well. &nbsp;Content of the RFI will be addressed at the Listen to Industry Meeting on Tuesday, April 15. &nbsp;Find more information on the meeting and how to register here:&nbsp;https://interact.gsa.gov/blog/event-virtual-industry-meeting-strategic-sourcing-furniture-april-15-2014</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
brian.weber@did...
<p>For the actual RFQ or RFP is it anticipated respondents will need to have a schedule 71 contract or will it be open to all companies including those who are not on GSA schedule?</p>
GSA Furniture Expert
<p><span style="color: rgb(31, 73, 125); font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">The exact acquisition strategy planning is still in the very early stages, so no determination has been made at this time, but we welcome feedback and comments from industry.</span></p>
steve@acornop.com
<p>Is this RFI mandatory for those interested in a future rfp or fssi furniture contract?</p>
lvaldes
<p>No.&nbsp;</p>
svail
<p>Thank you for your quick response I do have one other question. Is this RFI only open to those already on Schdeule 71 or can any company respond?</p>
GSA Furniture Expert
<p>The RFI is open to any companies that are interested in responding, regardless if they hold a GSA Schedule contract or not.</p>
svail
<p>I would like to clarify the due date for the White Papers. Based on my reading of the RFI I believe it is 4/25/2014. Can you please confirm this?</p>
GSA Furniture Expert
<p>Yes, that is correct. &nbsp;April 25, 2014 is the closing date.</p>
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