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  • MAS Blogger's picture
    MAS Blogger
    Huge Milestone – MAS Group Reaches 7,700 Members and Over 50,000 YouTube Views We have hit a huge milestone over the past few days: 7,700 Interact group subscribers and over 50,000 views on our various training videos - and we couldn't have done it without all of you. 
     
    Last Activity: 9/3/2013 4:45 PM
    in Multiple Award Schedules
     
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  • OASIS Blogger's picture
    OASIS Blogger
     
    Last Activity: 8/30/2013 8:11 AM
    in OASIS Interact Community
     
    dmcneely
    Where are the Q&A files for OASIS?
    OASIS Blogger
    Thank you for your post. We will continue to read comments submitted to the OASIS community, but we will not be responding to them during the formal acquisition process. All questions and comments related to the OASIS and OASIS SB Final RFPs release...Read More
  • Paul J Morris's picture
    Paul J Morris
    GSA's Reverse Auction Training for GSA Vendors Date:  August 29, 2013Time:  11:00 AM (EST) On July 1, 2013, GSA launched its government managed Reverse Auction Platform eTool System which is ready for use.
     
    Last Activity: 8/29/2013 12:14 PM
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    wdumigan
    Kudos to  Paul!! Very helpful!  Contractors added good unvarnished questions.  Thanks to Charles for additional guidance and addressing comments. (spell checker works too!)
  • OASIS Blogger's picture
    OASIS Blogger
    Hello Industry Partners, I am very pleased to announce the release of the OASIS Final RFPs, which I know all of you have been eagerly awaiting for quite some time. The OASIS team would like to extend a big ‘thank you’ to our Industry partners for their participation in the development process; in particular, we’d like to especially thank those who answered our call for white papers this spring and participated in One-on-One due diligence sessions with us. 
     
    Last Activity: 8/28/2013 5:22 PM
    in OASIS Interact Community
     
    Youssef Sleiman
    Am I the only one confused by this?Ref. SB pass/fail requirementsNo Individual Annual Project Value shall be less than $750,000 per year. Note: Annual project value for completed projects is determined as follows: total obligated dollars divided by the...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Thank you for your post. We will continue to read comments submitted to the OASIS community, but we will not be responding to them during the formal acquisition process. All questions and comments related to the OASIS and OASIS SB Final RFPs release...Read More
    Youssef Sleiman
    Ref. SB Pass/fail criteriaAm I the only one confused :No Individual Annual Project Value shall be less than $750,000 per year. Note: Annual project value for completed projects is determined as follows: total obligated dollars divided by the total number...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Thank you for your post. We will continue to read comments submitted to the OASIS community, but we will not be responding to them during the formal acquisition process. All questions and comments related to the OASIS and OASIS SB Final RFPs release...Read More
  • fssios3blogger's picture
    fssios3blogger
    Greetings OS Community and again thank you for your participation during FSSI OS3 Industry Day held on August 6, 2013!
     
     
    Louie Drossel
    Thanks for the transcript. It's 130 pages long. Will the WebEx audio be made available.Also, there was a comment made by one of the panelists that the audience would be receiving a list of the current OS2 Level # data requirements? Where can I get...Read More
    fssios3blogger
    GSA is researching the ability and logistics to post audio files. The WebEx meeting software was utilized to assist during the Industry Day presentation. The Level III data currently required in OS2 was explained in the transcripts column by...Read More
  • fssios3blogger's picture
    fssios3blogger
    Greetings OS Community! As requested we are posting audio files of the FSSI OS3 Industry Day event that took place on August 6, 2013.  The audio component is broken out into three parts about 55 minutes each; please click on the hyperlink to access each audio file:
     
     
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  • Geri Haworth's picture
    Geri Haworth
    What makes an online shopping experience pleasurable?  When you don’t have to wade through a bunch of stuff you don’t want to get the stuff that matters to you.  How is that done?  Understanding our users and their buying patterns.  GSA Advantage! doesn’t do that now, but don’t you think it should?
     
    Last Activity: 8/28/2013 11:14 AM
    in Schedules Contractor Success - Marketing Matters!
     
    jamesdhughes
    Hearing many different Gov't Purchase holders, we find it very frustrating when a vendor bills the card right away, but does not ship for many weeks.  When using the Gov't purchase card we only have 30 days to order, receive and process the...Read More
    Geri Haworth
    Mr. Hughes:  If you would email more specifics about orders (item, P/N, Contractor Name, Contract #, date ordered, date rec'd, date billed) I will track down the Contacting Officer and see what we can do.  My email is geri.haworth@gsa.gov...Read More
    Geri Haworth
    Thank you for your post.  I agree with your comment.  I will make sure it gets to the Advantage team so they are aware of it.  It may be that they're aware of it but don't have the proper authority or controls to stop it.  ...Read More
    johnclimber
    Hello, the company I work for has been selling to the government for the last five years and we currently hold a GSA Schedule which we’ve had for the last three years.  We are wondering what policies there are if any with regard to sending out...Read More
    andrew.randles
    John:  There is nothing I am aware of that would prohibit you from sending emails or quarterly newsletters, but I would offer the following for your consideration.  If you are going to send a newsletter it should be to a group you know would be...Read More
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    fsupply
    We have a product on our GSA schedule that went to bid on 'FED BIZ OPPS'.  My question is:  Is there an advantage in having this product on our GSA and bidding it with that price OR just bidding it as an open market item with a lower price? How much assurity is there in getting the bid with the item on our GSA schedule? I'm assuming that we should get it, because we are the only supplier that has the products on GSA currently.  YOUR THOUGHTS!!
     
    Last Activity: 8/28/2013 11:04 AM
    in Multiple Award Schedules
     
    vtarbell_1
    You can bid a lower price than what is on your contract without going open market. The contract price is the highest price you are allowed to charge, not the lowest. If you are counting on having it on contract as giving you an advantage, then you...Read More
    dgonnion
    I"m not sure what the question was that prompted the reply above...however..I have a question that seems relevant.. My company was recently awarded a schedule....IT 70 space..we're also a Small Disadvantaged Business.. Recently we replied to an...Read More
    Maureen Duckworth
    FAR 8.405-4 discusses Price reductions "Schedule contractors are not required to pass on to all schedule users a price reduction extended only to an individual ordering activity for a specific order or BPA.
    mmryon
    My belief was that if we offer a lower price to one customer, then we have to justify why we provided to one customer but not the other.And we may have to justify as well during any audit that may come about by this practice. How is this by the IG when...Read More
    daniel pepersack
    You can always sell lower to the Federal Government then you schedule.  It is good practice to note in the file three things:1. Why:  This can be as simple as, "we think that it a very important account (who is GSA to say differently)....Read More
  • GSA Print Blogger's picture
    GSA Print Blogger
    Infographic shows you a snapshot of savings potential The same time last year, GSA launched its program which agencies can adopt to avoid overspending on print commodities and reduce waste. PrintWise, a set of behavior changes and turn-key implementation program, guides agencies how to change their organization’s print policy and equipment/software settings, and influence individual employee behavior. PrintWise supports the GAO Bulletin FMR B-37, Federal Print Management Practices, and OMB’s Scorecard on Sustainability and Energy measurements.   
     
    Last Activity: 8/23/2013 1:08 PM
    in GSA Schedule 36, Office Imaging and Document Solutions
     
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  • fssios3blogger's picture
    fssios3blogger
    FSSI OS3 Industry Day is one week away!   The event will take place Tuesday, August 6 at 26 Federal Plaza, 6th Floor Conference A/B.  Please take a look at the agenda. We look forward to your participation. Any questions about the event, please post your comments here or contact robert.andersen@gsa.gov.  Thanks!
     
    Last Activity: 8/22/2013 3:15 PM
    in Events & Training
     
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