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    MAS Blogger
    Continuing with the Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs)webinar series, this clip delivers information on the benefits of BPAs, Single BPAs, Multiple-Award BPAs, and Multi-Agency BPAs.  Click here to watch this video on YouTube. Be sure to check back next Wednesday as we continue with Topic 2: Establishing a BPA!
     
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    smorgan
    My company is a schedule 51V contract holder.  I have been attempting for a while now to submit an economic price adjustment (increase).  Everytime it is rejected, it is for a different reason.  That in itself has been very frustrating.  It seems like an incredible waste of resources from all aspects to reject based on the first mistake as opposed to reviewing the whole modification.
     
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    jladick
    Hello Stephanie,I sympathize with your situation. I wrote a little on the subject some time ago on my blog, but it wasn't direct enough, so I wrote more today addressing your specific situation. Here is the Blogpost: Price Escalation and Your...Read More
    t4244tim
    Have you supplied a new commercial pricelist to the Govenment?  You may want to provide the Government with invoices prior to the price increase, commercial increase notifications from the manufacturer, and your new commercial pricelist, add in BLS...Read More
    patti reardon
    GSA has been progressively requiring more invoice information to get any type of add or escalation.  I had one company tell me that they could not get a product added to the GSA schedule because they offered quantity discounts and...Read More
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    MAS Blogger
    In the latest GSA Training: Buy Green video, Dana Arnold of the Program Analysis Division, summarizes the green-only services that are offered and the three types of schedules where they can be found under. Also featured in this video, Dana discusses the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) and the Comprehensive Professional Energy Services (CPES) BPA. Click here to watch this video on YouTube. Tune in next Wednesday as we finish up the GSA Training: Buy Green series!
     
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    hthoversten
    I have noticed a trend with vendors submitting "open market" items mixed with GSA-Schedule CLIN on the same quote. Has anyone else experienced this and does this not create conflict with the purpose of GSA Schedule vendors having to compete with those not having schedules?
     
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    RackmountSolutions
    In our industry where the Server Cabinet is on our IT70 schedule, but perhaps the shelves or power strip that is also requested is not on schedule, we bid anyway. We clearly mark on the quote which items are on schedule and which are open market so there...Read More
    ericpope
    17. PURCHASE OF INCIDENTAL, NON-SCHEDULE ITEMS NOTE: Open Market Items are also known as incidental items, noncontract items, non-Schedule items, and items not on a Federal Supply Schedule contract. For administrative convenience, an ordering office...Read More
    dorislmarsh
     Ok here is the deal.  You can put open market items on your bid, however as someone stated before it must be clearly marked "open market" and must be ancilliary to the main item being purchased and cannot cost more than the main or...Read More
    hthoversten
    Thank you for the insight, thoughts and opions on this matter everyone!For clarification, I did indeed indentify all the line items on GSA Advantage prior to soliciting through e-Buy as market research, it was the responses by vendors mixing...Read More
    ericpope
    Thanks Doris.......
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    ericpope
    Is there a resource, a check list, that itemizes the requirements for a new schedule? A list of what needs to be gathered and submitted?
     
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    Amalgamated Services
    I just was awarded the GSA Schedule 03FAC and looking for any assistance on uploading the information into SIP.  Step by step  instructions on this would be great.  Any information would be helpful
    mspalding
    Last time I checked - the SIP documentation hadn't been updated since 2007.Did you get your catalog uploaded OK?Michael
    Lori O'Connor
    The GSA vendor support center has very good documentation (SIP Insturctions) on uploading information to SIP. Here is a link https://vsc.gsa.gov/sipuser/startup_kit.cfmIf you have any questions please contact me I have helped many clients upload...Read More
    jladick
    Hello Eric,I posted a blogpost a while back outlining a pretty thourough list of documetns for any given GSA Schedule. Here is a link:http://www.gsascheduleservices.com/blog/list-of-gsa-offer-documents/Take note that not all schdules require all of these...Read More
    ericpope
    Thanks for the input.
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    Geri Haworth
    The Title of the Memo is a bit long, but the content is important, and worth reading.  Especially note the part that says Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) is requiring that all departments addressed in the memo will conduct a review of 100 sample contract actions to make sure they comply with the requirements.  
     
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    MAS Blogger
    In the final video of the Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) series is a discussion on the requirements associated with limiting competition, documentation, and the BPA ordering procedures. To conclude the series is an overview of key information on Blanket Purchase Agreements. Click here to watch this video on YouTube. Tune back in next week as we start our next series!
     
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    Dawn Brown
    Per the latest OMB Scorecard release (June 2012), 11 out of 23 agencies scored "Red" in the Green Buildings category.  With various resources available (i.e., Energy and Utility Savings Performance Contracts, Space reduction/revitalization  mandates and green buildings certifications), where/why is the Federal government falling short in "greening" its facilities?
     
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    MAS Blogger
    Continuing with the Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) interactive series is a presentation discussing the circumstances for limiting competition and sources, brand name requirements, and the basis of establishment for BPAs.  Click here to watch this video on YouTube. Check back next Wednesday as the discussion continues with more information on BPAs!
     
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