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    MAS Blogger
    Do you have a question about the GSA Schedules program? Would you like to talk to one of our procurement analysts? Please join the FAS Office of Acquisition Management's 1-hour live chat Q&A webinar this Thursday, April 7, at 1pm EST. Webinars will be held the first Thursday of every month! MAS Blogger invites you to attend this online meeting.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
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    christy.jackiewicz
    I posted your event on our Twitter account.
    ken.allredsr
    Is there anyone that can explain the duplication of submittal documents in eoffer? Example "offered pricing" is included in our proposal document, as well as "organization structure"  "professional services experience...Read More
    ken.allredsr
    Is there anyone that can explain the duplication of submittal documents in eoffer? Example "offered pricing" is included in our proposal document, as well as "organization structure"  "professional services experience...Read More
    MAS Blogger
    According to my eOffer Expert:"eOffer displays documents that are listed in the Solicitation in SWS. Each Center is responsible for their solicitations and whatever documents they include, as documents to be uploaded to eOffer, will display. Some...Read More
    MAS Blogger
    Hi 'Ken.allredsr'. I have reached out to our eOffer expert for an answer. Thanks for your patience.
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    Brad Powers
    YES! Brad and I have said the answer to this question has been no for years.  Well, now as a result of the Small Business Act of 2010 and FAR Case 2011-024, the answer is a resounding yes. It is now optional for agencies to set-aside acquisitions for small business.  For additional information: Click Here.
     
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    Dan Briest
     
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    MAS Blogger
    Are you aware how the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) addresses the policy on handling open market items on Federal Supply Schedues (FSS) contracts? Open market items are also known as incidental items, noncontract items, non-Schedule items, and items not on a GSA Schedule contract.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
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    NavyContractingSD
    ...or is it already included in the Schedule contract price?  Which Schedule contract clause can I show to the contractor on this issue?
    tehealy
    one of our contractors is having an issue with a federal agency in responding to a request for a quote that limits the dollar value of open market items to $3,000.  The agency, the National Science Foundation, is telling our contractor that this is...Read More
    MAS Blogger
    There is no limit on the dollar value of open market items on Schedule orders.  However, FAR 8.402(f) states that open market items can be added to Schedules orders only if "all applicable acquisition regulations pertaining to the purchase of...Read More
    hiteq
    I am new to the GSA Arena and want to know if I am allowed to quote items on ebuy that are not on my GSA Schedule as long as note that .as such that I am an Authorized Reseller (VAR) of items
    MAS Blogger
    @hiteq -  RFQs for Schedule orders require quotes that offer a Schedule solution (i.e. Schedule supplies/services). Sometimes those solutions require ancillary items that are not on Schedule.  In these situations, agencies can buy these...Read More
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    gterlaak
    I'm interested to learn YOUR definition of green acquisition. To put the conversation into context, I work for a small, professional services firm that provides CMa (Construction Manager as agent) services for GSA. We don't design or build anything, but we're GSA's eyes and ears on a construction site. We ensure that buildings are built the way GSA expects, and mitigating risk to the Government.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
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    Skip Derick
    The original post by Garrett contained very good points. My view of "Green Services" is that there is a high probability that an all-encompassing definition will not be found. Defining a green service will most likely be...Read More
    Skip Derick
    To all: Please see the below clause found in a new RFQ that was posted on 3-21-11. This seems to be a reasonable way of handling Green (sustainability) for basic services.15. BUYING GREEN PROCUREMENT Affirmative Procurement (also known as “Green...Read More
    darnold
    First, I'd like to introduce myself to everyone.  I am the new Director of the Program Analysis Division within the Office of Acquisition Management in FAS.  I joined GSA last September.  I came from the Office of the Federal...Read More
    gterlaak
    Nice to make your acquaintance, Dana!To me, the term “green services” could mean two different things.First example would be a firm that PROVIDES green services like alternative energy, environmental remediation, disaster cleanup, sustainable...Read More
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    MAS Blogger
    Can an interested party protest an agency’s solicitation for schedule contract services/supplies, cancellation of an RFQ, or the award to another contractor on the same GSA Schedule (FAR 33.101)? Yes. In the MAS solicitations, we do have Clause 52.233-2, Service of Protest (SEP 2006), and it will have the address where to obtain written acknowledgement from the Contracting Officer.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
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    LAKEWOOD COLLEGE
    My comment is actually a question. We are a online accredited college specializing in Mediation and Conflict Resolution. Because we are a non-profit we are neither small or large company not qualifying for any set asides. What opportunities exist?
    luluclark
    I know the FAR indicates that you can place "orders" and "BPAs" against the schedules, but can you issue Basic Ordering Agreements against the schedule?Also, if you issue a BPA against the IT 70 Schedule for software development and...Read More
    MAS Blogger
     @luluclarkBasic Ordering Agreements (BOA) are not approved order/contract types under the Schedule program.  The ordering procedures for Schedules are found in FAR 8.4 while guidance on BOAs are found in FAR 16.7. With regards to whether...Read More
    VA FSS Service
    The VA Federal Supply Schedule Service offers a great FAQ section on its website!  Visit http://www.fss.va.gov/faqs/ for more information about our program!
    MAS Blogger
    This is great information. I am going to post it to our homepage "shoutbox". Thanks!
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    Geri Haworth
    OGP and FAS Pave the Way for Green Purchasing
     
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    Skip Derick
    To all: Please see the below clause found in a new RFQ that was posted on 3-21-11. This seems to be a reasonable way of handling Green (sustainability) for basic services.15. BUYING GREEN PROCUREMENT Affirmative Procurement (also known as “Green...Read More
    christy.jackiewicz
    Your great information has been tweeted by OSBU (Small Business Solutions)
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    Dan Briest
     
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  • christy.jackiewicz's picture
    christy.jackiewicz
    In an effort to provide greater access to small businesses who are seeking opportunities with out agency, we have developed a series of training classes that are free and accessible through webinars.  We are also re-designing our website to ensure information can be found more easily and we are updating our marketing materials to include more information about "Doing Business with GSA".  We recognize the need to give small business more, to ensure you have access to the information that will help you be a successful agency partner.  Presentations, Webchanges, Marketing Materials and more ar
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
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    christy.jackiewicz
    Today I was determined to conquer the RSS feed and get it on her from our TWITTER account.  I tried everything from a our URL to making up URLs that I thought would work.  After much research, trial and error I finally got the RSS feed for Twitter to work.  Now I just have to figure out how to get it to update to my most current post.  When it finally worked it posted an entry from a week ago even though I have posted almost daily since that time.  Something else to figure out.  Small Business you keep me on my toes.  Enjoy the site, look around and don't forget to provide feedback so we ca
     
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    Pjcj2005
    Small business appreciates your support. 
    Pjcj2005
    Small business appreciates your support. 
    VA FSS Service
    Check out the VA FSS Service RSS feed to stay in the loop on the VA Schedules Program! http://www.fss.va.gov/pressreleases/summary.asp -VA FSS Service(p) 708-786-7737(e) helpdesk.ammhinfss@va.gov(w) http://www.fss.va.gov

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