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    GSABMO Blogger
    This is the presentation from BMO Industry Day, held on January 29,2014. The session recording and Q+A will be posted at a later date.
     
     
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    fssios3blogger
     
    Last Activity: 1/28/2014 7:09 PM
    in Schedules Contractor Success - Marketing Matters!
     
    JoelHerringa
    To confirm, with the solicitation soon to be released, has information on the issue mentioned below been posted yet?"In addition to the above, we will post information about one more significant issue shortly.  Stay tuned for this."
  • fssios3blogger's picture
    fssios3blogger
    The OS3 team met with representatives of NOPA (National Office Products Alliance) on December 17, 2013 and the Coalition For Government Procurement (CGP) on December 18, 2013 and discussed the OS3 program.
     
     
    JoelHerringa
    To confirm, has GSA provided a formal response to the NOPA and CPG letters and could copies of the responses be provided? Have all points raised by these organizations been resolved for the upcoming FSSI release? From:General Services Administration...Read More
  • Geri Haworth's picture
    Geri Haworth
    You might want to take a look at this site:  http://proplibrary.com/portal/ I found some of the articles very interesting.  There may also be some tools and training that you could use.  
     
    Last Activity: 1/17/2014 1:06 PM
    in Schedules Contractor Success - Marketing Matters!
     
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    MAS Blogger
    FAS partnered with FAI and the DAU to offer a comprehensive suite of online training covering FAS acquisition offerings for the acquisition workforce. Courses are listed with the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System (FAITAS) and hosted on the DAU Virtual Campus. Courses include Basic Contracting for GSA Schedules, GSA Global Supply, and GSA Schedules and Small Business.
     
    Last Activity: 1/17/2014 7:47 AM
    in Multiple Award Schedule
     
    MAS Blogger
    Hi folks: Don't forget to visit our YouTube 'GSA Training Sessions' playlist to learn more about specific GSA Schedules topics.
    Maureen Duckworth
    Could you please provide a class on the use of Other Dirct Costs (ODC) on Schedule?  This is commonly misunderstood and the general population is in dire need of education.  thank you 
    MAS Blogger
    Hi Maureen: Good suggestion. The MAS Program Division is working on ODC policy--and a course, or training module, on that topic would be helpful. It's on our radar for FY2013.
    kbuehne
    Any update on the ODC class that Maureen suggested.  I agree, it's well-needed!! 
    MAS Blogger
    An ODC class is a good suggestion. Here is some more detail on ODCs taken from our MAS Desk Reference: When putting together the acquisition plan, ordering activities should also consider how much and what types of Other Direct Costs (ODCs) are...Read More
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    christy.jackiewicz
     
    Last Activity: 1/16/2014 12:24 PM
    in Small Business First
     
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  • fssios3blogger's picture
    fssios3blogger
    The Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for the new FSSI OS3 Purchasing Channel has been released and is now available for viewing and comment on this OS3 Community Page.  The RFP is part of the 
     
     
    JoelHerringa
    Section 5.5.5 Volume DiscountsFYI. This section may be problematic for GSA and FSSI suppliers as written, particularly as it relates to Economic Price Adjustment requests. Consider the following scenario and how clause 5.5.5 would affect EPA requests in...Read More
    pencil83054
    The DRAFT RFQ states that a Non-Manufacturer Rule Waiver has been requested and pending approval for the above NAICS codes for this solicitation.  While I think that I have a very basic understanding of the Non-Manufacturer Rule which allows...Read More
    JoelHerringa
    Given that GSA's OS3 FSSI and Office Supplies Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contracts are being treated as independent contracts without interrelation, has the OS3 Contracting Team gven consideration to a MAS contract holder who wins an FSSI award...Read More
    fssios3blogger
    OS3 contracts will be independent from MAS 75.  An MAS 75 contractor would not be prohibited from making sales under MAS 75 if they are awarded an OS3 contract, such as in circumstances where a customer specifically cites the MAS contract number...Read More
    1supplyx
    In reviewing Attachment 1 (Excel file with market basket items), the first column of the "Toner", "Paper" and "General Office Supplies" tabs is labeled "Sample Manufacturer's Part Number or NSN".  Can GSA...Read More
  • christy.jackiewicz's picture
    christy.jackiewicz
    After much planning and waiting for some opportunities to populate in the forecast we are ready to present our newest training class “Access to HUBZone: New Locations, Certifications, and Opportunities”.  This session will discuss the changes to HUBZone locations, new opportunities currently available for HUBZones with GSA and how to get certified if you are in a qualifying area.
     
    Last Activity: 1/15/2014 2:09 PM
    in Small Business First
     
    aeongeneration
    Looking forward to this webinar.
    JANNINEMARY
    Can I get a copy of this training presentation?  I am meeting with the Army Deputy Assistant Secretary for Procurement, Harry Hallock.  HUBZone is the only small business goal that the Army did not meet in FY13.
    JANNINEMARY
    Is this training available online or in a PowerPoint version?
    master40
    Does GSA or SBA maintain a viewable and searchable list of HUBZone companies?
  • Paul J Morris's picture
    Paul J Morris
    Buyer and Vendor Training for GSA's Reverse Auction Platform will be held on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014.  Schedule, registration, and webex info for each session can be found below: Registration for both sessions can be found on https://interact.gsa.gov/gsa-training. Buyer Training (11am Eastern)
     
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  • Geri Haworth's picture
    Geri Haworth
    Hello Industry Partners.  GSA Federal Acquisition Service has just released the updated MAS Desk Reference Guide.  In my opinion, this is one of the best reference materials that you can direct your clients too.  It's a great tool for you too.  If you face resistance from customers who don't know how to use the Multiple Award schedules, this publication should answer all their questions. https://apps.fas.gsa.gov/cmls/search.cfm?5A5541445E425C0E041D09071C0008030306
     
    Last Activity: 1/9/2014 2:00 PM
    in Schedules Contractor Success - Marketing Matters!
     
    lenjohn2.0 (not verified)
    This new desk reference is a great resource for government contractors. I think if they share it with government buyers, they will position themselves as a resource, not just another vendor.
    MCK
    this is a great reference for contractors as well 
    Richard Schwendiman
    The video presentations were very helpful both in terms of new information and as reminders about tools we've used in the past.  I've just downloaded all of the reference material and will make very good use of the material.  We're...Read More

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