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    MAS Blogger
    All economic price adjustments (EPAs) in Schedule contracts are made in accordance with clause I-FSS-969 or clause 52.216-70, depending on whether the contract pricing is based on a commercial list price or not. Take a look at your Schedule contract to determine which clause applies to your contract. Once you determine which clause applies, read the clause to see what is expected under that clause (i.e. basis, frequency, and timing of EPAs). That should give you a good idea as to what is allowed and what the CO is looking for in terms of processing the EPA.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Multiple Award Schedules
     
    evanforce
    Thank you for your quick response!  I am aware of what the contract expectation and requirements are however, I don't believe the C/O is.  Please share the same information with him.  
    govmsi
    Hello Evanforce. In response to your inquiry about the C/O now requiring List price with your latest EPA request, I too experienced this same issue long after a contract was into it's 3rd renewal term and the award was based upon a mark-up from...Read More
    evanforce
    Thank you for your input!  I'm glad to hear that other contractors have had some of the same challenges that I have encountered.  Since my initial post, I have received EXCELLENT communication and direction from GSA personnel. ...Read More
    MAS Blogger
    Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences. We're always looking to improve and help our customers get the information they need. Please let us know if there is anything else we can help clarify.
  • Geri Haworth's picture
    Geri Haworth
      New compilation helps buyers, program officials understand green purchasing requirements.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in GSA Sustainability Forum
     
    greenhostit
    Spend a little time searching the web and you’ll find a gazillion green purchasing requirements so the GSA compilation is extremely helpful. Thank you for the post.Green Host It
    Geri Haworth
    Green Host It:You are very welcome.  I'm glad you've found the guide helpful.
    keith freisthler
    I work for a bio based lubricant supplier in Ohio.  We have just recenlty recieved our GSA Contract Number.  There are plenty of companies like us on the GSA.
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    MAS Blogger
    Join us for this Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) training online and receive a training certificate with credit towards your warrant requirements. The target audience for this training is contracting professionals at all levels who seek to gain understanding or strengthen their knowledge of Schedules contracting and ordering procedures. This course will cover the procedures for placing  orders against Multiple Award Schedules as outlined in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)  Subpart 8.4.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Multiple Award Schedules
     
    deborah koger
    I did not receive my training certificate for webinar 3/22/2012 Multiple Award Schedules Basic. How  do I go about receiving my cert? Help 
    deborah koger
    I did not receive my training certificate for webinar 3/29/2012 FSSI: Diving into the Print Management Blanket Purchase Agreements. How  do I go about receiving my cert? Help  
    haroldjames
    Multiple Award Schedules training sounds interesting. This will definitely increase our knowledge and certificates will be very useful for future references. 
    LJEngland
    In October of this year, I completed two webinars but did not receive a certificate of completion for either:GSA Webinar - Using Multiple Award Schedules-Basic Course (Part 1 and Part 2) - 10/18/12GSA Webinar - GSA Schedules and the Utilization of...Read More
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    Geri Haworth
    Sharing two great instructional documents on conducting searches within FPDS.  Thank you to Sandra Clerk-Brown at the Greater Southwest Acquisition Center for creating these and making them available.  
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Schedules Contractor Success - Marketing Matters!
     
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    MAS Blogger
    In this video of the Small Business Utilization series, Mahruba Uddowla of the Multiple Award Schedules Office continues with the FAQ section of the presentation. In this video, Mahruba discusses what agencies must do in order to prepare for any special determinations associated with the Schedule contracts and what steps an agency must take under the interim rule of the schedules program.  Click here to watch this video on YouTube.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Multiple Award Schedules
     
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    B2G_in_DC_JSchaus
    Why “Gov Events” Matter
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Small Business First
     
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    christy.jackiewicz
    Happy New Year Small Business!  October 1 started our new Fiscal Year!! There is so much going on as the year is getting started.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Small Business First
     
    adward
    Just wondering! if the Admins at GSA are the technical Experts lecturing others in the Highly technical world of Campaign Administration. Who is safe when the government buys them over?
  • evanforce's picture
    evanforce
    We have had our MAS for just over 5 years and have noticed a sharp decline in sales from this particular contrac since January 2011.  We have a link on our company website to the GSA Advantage! site in the hopes that various gov't purchasing agents will utilize it but this doesn't seem to be happening.  Does anyone have any suggestions of ways we can market our MAS to help increase sales? Thanks! Evan Force, ServCorp Inc.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Multiple Award Schedules
     
    gsaproposal
    Hi Evan,A lot of factors likely contributed to your declining sales. There are more companies with GSA contracts than five years ago, adding to the pool of available contractors. Have you changed your marketing strategies? Have you been able to attend...Read More
    evanforce
    Hi Pat and thanks for your response.  In terms of your suggestions, yes we have done all of those things.  We do understand that the GSA does not do marketing.  However, it seems that maybe GSA purchasing agents need to be more aware of...Read More
    Geri Haworth
    Evan Force:Consider viewing the 4 part video series on "GSA Schedule Contractor Success - Marketing Matters" if you haven't already.  There is a group in Interact that you can join.  Are your products available through DOD Emall...Read More
    evanforce
    Geri,Thanks so much for the excellent input.  I will be working on tweeking the items you mentioned from our company website.  I will also be looking for the video series your referenced (I have never seen it) and I'm not sure where to find...Read More
    Geri Haworth
    Evan:  You can get the videos here:  http://interact.gsa.gov/groups/contractor-success.  You'll see a link "click here to view free videos" link in the middle of the page.  
  • Luis Medina's picture
    Luis Medina
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in All about interact.gsa.gov
     
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  • christy.jackiewicz's picture
    christy.jackiewicz
    One of our PTACs asked us to share this training with small business.  Let us know if this type of posting is helpful.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Small Business First
     
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