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    To gain more insight and visibility into spending habits, many Agencies have expressed a desire to capture transaction data for all Federal sales by OS3 contractors, including non-OS3 (open-market or other contract vehicle) sales.
     
     
    1supplyx
    With regards to reporting, GSA desires contractors to provide the Agency and sub-agency at the sku level for each order.  That said, is GSA adding these attributes to GSAadvantage and DOD Emall during the ordering process?  Is this already...Read More
    4399387
    with the GSA looking for best possible price the added reporting requirements will definitely add overhead cost to small business because this is way more detailed info then general report templates therefore it will reflect back on the bottom line item...Read More
    fssios3blogger
    We appreciate your inquiry. Reporting data, sales and discount transaction requirements enable GSA to identify trends in types of office supplies government purchases and spend by agency at both macro and micro levels. Can you provide us with an...Read More
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    The following content addresses feedback/comments/questions regarding updates to the Market Basket for the JanSan FSSI solution. Answers are  provided by U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).
     
     
    pencil83054
    I would imagine that all prospective GSA Contract Holders that wish to submit a response for the pending RFQ are thinking this question....  While the information posted on the GSA Interact site is very helpful, will GSA be posting a refreshed...Read More
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    Amendments and updated Attachments have been posted for the JanSan Purchasing Channel RFQ.
    New York Inkjet
    There appears to be several items contained in the market basket that are GAP items, (not TAA compliant),  specifically speaking the of the10 items in Pool 2:  NM 43, NM 47, NM 84, NM 85, NM 86, NM 87, NM 89, NM 93, NM 124, and NM 127.  ...Read More
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    These items have been removed from the market basket.  See Attachment 1 - JanSan Supplies Quote Sheet Revision 2 Dated 11 07 2013.
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    Greetings. The following comments and questions were recently submitted by the Coalition for Government Procurement (CGP) on behalf of its membership. They address areas of interest pertaining to the FSSI JanSan and MRO RFPs. The responses are provided by U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). Please feel free to inquire further about the information provided.
     
     
    1supplyx
    Regarding agency defined reports, who are these for?  GSA or the agencies or both, other?  I know they are submitted to GSA but who will be using them?  Thank you(6) Agency-defined reports at no additional cost: The Contractor shall agree...Read More
    1supplyx
    For OCONUS shipping, does this include only consolidation points or direct shipment to overseas addresses?  Thank you.(8) OCONUS Delivery: Demonstrate ability to recognize orders ultimately bound for overseas and ability to comply with marking,...Read More
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    This is no longer a go/no-go factor; however, it is still a requirement in the RFQ. OCONUS is delivery outside of the contiguous U.S., such as Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and international locations. It does not include consolidation points.
    1supplyx
    The following discussion/question is in regards to category discounts.  To actually achieve the low cost of goods, GSA probably needs to consider what is more important to them, either low costs on the market basket or category discounts.  ...Read More
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    The average market basket discount is applied to non-market basket items.  Market basket items are quoted line by line.  See Section 7.2.2.4 of the RFQ.
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    Industry Partners, Many of you have been asking questions as to when the RFQ will be released for the JanSan FSSI.  We are in the final stages of receiving approval from the Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council (SSLC) and working to gather agency commitment letters.  Once this is complete we anticipate releasing the RFQ by late July or early August. Thank you for your participation in this process by providing all of your valuable questions and comments which have assisted in the development of the RFQ.  Please keep checking back here for further updates.
     
     
    pencil83054
    Just wanted to make certain that I haven't missed the release of the RFQ.  Do you have an updated timeframe for the release of the JanSan FSSI RFQ?
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    JanSan Purchasing Channel final RFQ issued on October 8, 2013.  Closing date is December 5, 2013.
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    Hello everyone, The JanSan Team has made several improvements to the draft RFQ that will be released, in final form, late July / early August.  The team will not release another draft RFQ or market basket prior to that date.  Improvements are as follows: JanSan Categories have been reduced from five* to four:
     
     
    bcd3031
    Some Ability One items in the market baskets such as paper products (i.e. paper towels, toilet tissue, etc.) are required to be added to schedule 75 (Office Solutions:  Supplies & Services). However, most Jan/San schedule holders are a custom to...Read More
    pencil83054
    Now that we are beyond the late July / early August timeframe for release of the Jan San RFQ final form, is their an updated timeframe for release of the final Jan San RFQ.  With the end of summer upon us and the Labor Day weekend looming, does it...Read More
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    JanSan Purchasing Channel final RFQ issued on October 8, 2013.  Closing date is December 5, 2013.
    pencil83054
    Any update on when the RFQ will be published?
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    JanSan Purchasing Channel final RFQ issued on October 8, 2013.  Closing date is December 5, 2013.
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    We are beginning work on the JanSan Requisition Channel strategic solution.  We are posting this RFI to conduct market research to help build acquisition strategies for the Requisition Channel.  We are asking for your feedback.
     
     
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    As we work through OS3, we want to keep you updated on where we're going.  To win OS3, one of the requirements now will be AbilityOne Certification.   Need help?  Find out how you can get started. AbiliyOne's Eric Beale can help. To find out more more, please call Eric at703.603.2119 or ebeale@abilityone.gov.
     
     
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    The draft requisition channel Bundling Analysis posted last week  on Wednesday, October 23rd, references the potential of a paper set-aside for Small Businesses.  As freight is a major cost-driver for small paper orders (less than a pallet), it has been suggested that vendors with larger distribution infrastructures (i.e.
     
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    The GSA Schedule Guy
    Great idea!!!  Anything that levels the playing field for small business and helps them to compete is good for the businesses, the jobs they create and the overall economy. 
    fssios3blogger
    Thank you for your comment.
    OD-GSA
    Small Business already  does 75% of the business on Schedule 75 & FSSI OS2
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    In accordance with 15 USC § 657q, Consolidation of contract requirements, GSA has performed a Consolidation Analysis for the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Janitorial and Sanitation Supplies (JanSan).  Please see the attached document. 
     
     
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