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  • les yamagata's picture
    les yamagata
    Happy Monday - Part of the importance of effective project management within the milieu of Federal contracting consists of proper funds management.  This includes timely (or even streamlining) close out of orders/contracts and return of funds to our clients.  When new leadership came on board, we endeavored to make this a priority.  We had a "wave"/30-challenge back in October 2012, which resulted in almost all old orders being closed out and millions of dollars returned to clients. 
     
    Last Activity: 6/24/2013 9:35 AM
    in Pacific Rim Region 9 - Assisted Acquisition Services
     
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    les yamagata
    Update:  We had a WebEx this afternoon which lasted nearly two hours which provided a comprehensive overview of the NITCP and the implementation of the Reverse Auction Tool.  My special thanks to Teresa Carrington, Director of the NITCP and her staff for a very insightful meeting and discussion.  We had close to 40 participants representing Financial Management, CAR, AAS, and AOD.  It was even more special because several PBS associates attended the event.  So, it was truly an enterprise-wide discussion. 
     
    Last Activity: 6/20/2013 11:35 PM
    in Pacific Rim Region 9 - Assisted Acquisition Services
     
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  • FSSI JanSan Blogger's picture
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    Hello everyone, Thank you for sending feedback on the Draft RFQ.  The JanSan Team is reviewing your responses and will be addressing those questions through Interact shortly. 
     
     
    dugasdeb
    Our normal delivery for standard stocked item orders shipping CONUS is 1 - 2 business days with no additional charge.  There is no difference in the cost of goods or the delivery cost to serve.   Standard for most orders placed...Read More
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    Thank you very much for your response.  We will take this under advisement as we move forward.  
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    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    UPDATE: Registration for this event will be closed at 5 p.m. today, June 3. For those who would like to participate, please sign up as we are only sending out the meeting link to those who are registered.  
     
     
    FC_champion
    I would like to understand how the Average Discount Requirement will be applied to AbilityOne products. For example, if Product A is AblityOne at GSA price of $100 and average discount is 15%. Will the new price for Product a be $85?
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    Thank you for your comments.  Your feedback is greatly appreciated.  Please remember that the draft RFQ proposed that the average discount was only being applied to the non-market basket items, those which you choose to include in your offer....Read More
    brein
    I have two questions. 1. Page 31 Item 4 states " Four, the inputs will result in a "category discount" this category discount applies to all." Does this mean that each bid will end up with a Category Discount that will be used to compare or rank the...Read More
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
     Q1 the contracting teams are still evaluating the best methodology to use for pricing both market basket items and non-market basket items.  Q2. A non-market basket items are items on your Multiple Award Schedule contract that fall within a...Read More
  • bjackrel's picture
    bjackrel
    Hey everyone,
     
    Last Activity: 6/19/2013 3:54 PM
    in All about interact.gsa.gov
     
    SMA
    Hi Brett,Your research seems to have found all the truths about apply for a GSA Schedule. There are many scams out there and those that aren't scams are overpriced in my opinion.  However, to go after it on your own make take you three times as...Read More
    Ezzgoer
    BrettYou might also consider focused training to get smart about the process and received advice and tools for successfully pursuing a schedule offer.  We regularly offer a GSA Schedule Boot Camp for this purpose.  For informaiton on upcoming...Read More
    bjackrel
    Stephanie, I wrote you an email.. please call me if you have a moment
    Lori O'Connor
    Hi Brett,Stephanie gave you some great advice. If you belong to LinkedIn there are some great discussions about the pros and cons of hiring someone to prepare the GSA schedule for you in the Federal Contractors Group and the Federal Government Contractor...Read More
    david.layne
    Help Needed - Our company hold an Alliant Small Business Contract, however we only have one small contract which was recently awarded.  I started looking more closely at the contract and the labor descriptions are fantastic except I cannot find any...Read More
  • GSA Print Blogger's picture
    GSA Print Blogger
    This document can guide agencies how to structure their PrintWise comitment letters. Once complete and signed by agency leadership, these can be submitted to GSA.PrintWise@gsa.gov.
     
    Last Activity: 6/19/2013 12:46 PM
    in GSA Schedule 36, Office Imaging and Document Solutions
     
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  • tina franzese's picture
    tina franzese
    Currently when placing an order under the FSSI OS2 BPAs there is a minimum order requirement of $100, unless the vendor wishes to offer a lower minimum. This requirement was put into place to help lower costs and help the environment through less shipping. What does industry think about this minimum order requirement - should it be higher, lower or stay the same? Please share your thoughts with us. Thanks!
     
     
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  • LucasHall's picture
    LucasHall
    With summer upon us, the staff of IT Schedule 70 is busy with all the packing, cleaning and prepping for our move across the Potomac River to our new home at 1800F Street NW in Washington DC.
     
    Last Activity: 6/19/2013 12:03 PM
    in IT Schedule 70
     
    aroe@usaid.gov
    Look forward to attending.
  • GSA Print Blogger's picture
    GSA Print Blogger
    GSA opens solicitation for additional managed print services DEADLINE EXTENDED! The RFQ response due date for FA I, III and IV has been extended to March 28, 5 p.m. Eastern.
     
    Last Activity: 6/17/2013 4:51 PM
    in GSA Schedule 36, Office Imaging and Document Solutions
     
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  • GSA Print Blogger's picture
    GSA Print Blogger
    Do you think strategic sourcing is a sensible procurement solution for federal agencies?
     
    Last Activity: 6/17/2013 4:50 PM
    in GSA Schedule 36, Office Imaging and Document Solutions
     
    we
    This is what Government procurement did right after WWII.   Congress realized that the Government needed to consolidate its requirements in order to negotiate the best deals and get the bset service from industry.  It's why the General...Read More
    BornsteinSong
    I have been researching Strategic Sourcing and have testified before committees evaluating this procurement procedure which works well in the private sector, but will encounter offsetting costs when applied in the Public Sector. Those costs relate to the...Read More

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