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    MAS Blogger
    Ordering activities often ask why they should use GSA Schedules to meet their procurement needs, and what are the benefits of doing so?  In this article we will outline some key benefits of using GSA Schedules. 
     
    Last Activity: 3/13/2014 10:57 PM
    in Multiple Award Schedule
     
    Jack.R.Alexander.Jr
    Great summary, thanks!
    Brad deMers
    Excellent summary.  I am going to link this post for an upcoming customer visit.  The bullet point:Conducting a cost and price analysis as prescribed in FAR Subpart 15.4 is not required.needs to be updated for DOD as Mr. Ginman just signed a...Read More
  • FSSI MRO Blogger's picture
    FSSI MRO Blogger
    FAS has awarded 23 blanket purchase agreements for a new Strategic Sourcing solution designed to help federal agencies purchase Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) equipment and supplies at discounted prices under the purchasing channel.
     
     
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  • Paul J Morris's picture
    Paul J Morris
     This training session will cover the latest enhancements offered on the GSA Reverse Auction Platform! The training is being offered electronically Nationwide via AdobeConnect. Please visit https://interact.gsa.gov/gsa-training for more information and registration info. The Buyer Training will be at 11am Eastern, and the Vendor Training at 1pm Eastern. Please join us for these great, interactive training sessions!  
     
    Last Activity: 3/13/2014 11:56 AM
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  • GSABMO Blogger's picture
    GSABMO Blogger
    Q: Facilities Management is a service we are considering including under the new BMO strategic sourcing solution. How would you define federal government Facilities Management?
     
     
    deeron51
    Federal Government Facilities Management should begin with an inventory of facilities and facility types.Once this is accomplished the requirements of the Facility Management providers, and the Facility Management scope of work can be developed. A office...Read More
  • Brad deMers's picture
    Brad deMers
    As Contracting Officers, achieving 100% accuracy with no inconsistencies is always our intent when negotiating and awarding contractual agreements.  However, we are all human and therefore imperfect.
     
    Last Activity: 3/10/2014 7:11 PM
    in Professional Services Category
     
    Brad Powers
    Well, it looks like we hit the mainstream on this one.  For those of you who subscribe to the Virtual Acquisition Office (VAO) newsletter, you will see this post highlighted today (March 10. 2014).  Unfortunately, the title of their article...Read More
    Brad deMers
    In response to the above blog post, we received some excellent questions offline: Q. What happens when the FSS contractor receives an FSS contract price increase?  Based on your order of precedence does this mean the prices will automatically...Read More
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    Brad deMers
     
    Last Activity: 3/10/2014 5:06 PM
    in Professional Services Category
     
    Brad deMers
    Please see our blog post regarding this document here: https://interact.gsa.gov/node/453517#startcomment
  • GSABMO Blogger's picture
    GSABMO Blogger
    Q: What type(s) of data should the government be monitoring or capturing concerning BMO services? As a member of the BMO industry, how have you previously gone about collecting these types of data for past government or commercial customers?
     
     
    BornsteinSong
    I suggest a Cost-Benefit Analysis which will gather data on the Economic & Social Costs of Job LosProf. Samuel D. Bornstein 
    vivicaw
    It is wonderful to collect data of all sorts.  However, we have discovered that most GSA buildings do not even know what blueprints or building plans they have.  The push to digitize and organize that information has been deemed as too...Read More
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    GSABMO Blogger
    Q: Are there innovative solutions related to building maintenance and operations that are not yet being utilized by the government and that could lead to increased efficiency and/or performance?
     
     
    mshughes2000
    Workforces are becoming increasingly mobile. To take full advantage of this transformation, organizations need to rethink the way they manage physical office space. Decreasing real property costs by reducing office space without compromising mission...Read More
    Bob Rouse - TCIA
    Consider asking building maintenance contractors to follow ANSI A300 Tree Care Management standards.  Following the A300 standards decreases cost by increasing service quality and avoiding incorrect tree care practices.  In the case...Read More
    Bob Rouse - TCIA
    Consider asking building maintenance contractors to follow ANSI A300 Tree Care Management standards.  Following the A300 standards decreases cost by increasing service quality and avoiding incorrect tree care practices.  In the case...Read More
    GSABMO Blogger
    The BMO development team really appreciates these comments. We’re looking at these and taking them into consideration. 
    Wayne Armoogam
    Photoluminescent technology has to be integrated into facilities maintenance as it has no power consumption, no operating costs and requires no maintenance. Products are consistent with a global initiative to go green.
  • OASIS Blogger's picture
    OASIS Blogger
    The OASIS team is very pleased to inform you that we have successfully awarded contracts for OASIS Small Business (SB) to companies that will provide our customers with best value solutions for comp
     
    Last Activity: 3/4/2014 9:20 AM
    in OASIS Interact Community
     
    JackMO
    As an asterisk, I am thrilled to finally be near the end of this process, but looking for some guidance as to what "pending a finacial responsibility determination and/or pre-award accounting system review" entails. Congrats to the OASIS Team...Read More
    Contractgal
    Excellent!  When will Task Order requests begin to arrive?  Any idea?
    Bill Hack
    When will winners be contacted to sign a contract?
    cmstone
    What is the time frame for the SB's on the award notice to officially be contacted with award letters and contract numbers? Thanks,Chris 
  • Paul J Morris's picture
    Paul J Morris
    This training is being offered Nationwide via Webex. Please visit https://interact.gsa.gov/gsa-training for more information and registration info. The Buyer Training will be at 11am Eastern, and the Vendor Training at 1pm Eastern.
     
    Last Activity: 2/28/2014 8:36 AM
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    cuetom
    Reverse Auction Buyer and Vendor Training to be held on February 19th, 2014.This training is being offered Nationwide via Webex.Please visit https://interact.gsa.gov/gsa-training for more information and registration infoThe link above goes to the...Read More
    Paul J Morris
    Thank you for your comments!  This issue was corrected, and we had a good turnout for the training. 
    jamesbarrett
    I will be there!

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