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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
     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
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    fssios3blogger
    The draft RFP for the FSSI OS3 Requisition Channel along with attachments and Item Purchase Description (IPD) zip files are now available for review and comment.
     
     
    nileshpatel2010
    Can you please share a sample of reporting requirements.
    level-3revolution
    We have been contacted by several contractors who are bidding and noticed some of the Level 3 processing requirements are out of the general scope of what's normally required.  Level 3 detail is only payment details.Some of the contractors sent...Read More
    fssios3blogger
    The requirement for level III data will be removed in the final RFP.
    level-3revolution
    We have been contacted by a few companies who submitted RFP's and noticed some of the  Level -3 requirements are non payment related.This will be a challenge since payment gateways and processors only support Level 3 and Level 3 is payment...Read More
    fssios3blogger
    The requirement for level III data will be removed in the final RFP.
  • fssios3blogger's picture
    fssios3blogger
    A consolidated Questions and Answers (Q&A) sheet is attached. We experienced a large volume of emails with attachments prior to 2/21 deadline and preparing both individual and group replies.
     
     
    svail
    As you mentioned that some questions may still be "in process" does that mean that another set of Q&A will be released? If so, is there an anticipated date for that release?
    svail
    Can you clarify if I  another Q&A will be released or it I should email Nelson Duncan if my questions were not answered in the provided document? I do not want to burden Mr. Nelson with an email if more Q&A releases are planned.
    fssios3blogger
    As we previously stated, as the Purchasing Channel for OS3 is now in a live acquisition environment we will be limited on what we can state now on InterAct. Please email any questions to nelson.duncan@gsa.gov. The solicitation and amendment...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
  • fssios3blogger's picture
    fssios3blogger
    A Q&A document from our February 19th Industry Day is now available!
     
     
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