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    Dan Briest
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Professional Services Category
     
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    MAS Blogger
    8/11, 1pm Eastern Webinar: FAR Part 51 Deviation for Customers - Contractor Use of the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Program NEW: You may Register Here to earn 1 Continuous Learning Point (CLP). This CLP can be used toward your FAC-C electives, FAC-COTR electives, and other based on your agency requirements and approval. Full name and email address is required. You do not need to register to attend, however, you must register to receive a CLP.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Multiple Award Schedules
     
    Cover Your Assets II
    The site has came a long way in 13 weeks.  Could someone from your office contact me when you have a free minute. Thanks. John ZarlinoCEO/FounderCover Your Assets II, LLCVideo Phone Number1-740-964-9905http://www.ISEEYouPhones.com/cya2I have...Read More
    MAS Blogger
    Glad the Office of Small Business Utilization could help. They have a great group here on interact: http://interact.gsa.gov/groups/small-business-solutions
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    grantknutson
    Thank you to all who attended GSA's Helping Gov Go Green to make it a great success!
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Events & Training
     
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  • christy.jackiewicz's picture
    christy.jackiewicz
    I have recently joined the Sustainability in Procurement Fellows which is led by Nancy Gillis and is helping immensely in expanding my knowledge of the topic to be a resource for small business.  The Executive Order (E.O.) 13514 is pushing Federal buyers to make sustainable acquisitions.  What this means for small business is that some procurements will have requirements and standards as to what the government considers green.  Vendors who are currently calling themselves green may not be viewed that way by government buyers in the near future.  
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Small Business First
     
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  • Geri Haworth's picture
    Geri Haworth
    Hey Green Group: Go to the documents section to see the Federal Register Notice issued on May 31 entitled "Federal Acquisition Regulation; Sustainable Acquisition".  This proposed rule would require agencies "to leverage agency acquisitions to foster markets for sustainable technologies, materials, products and services."
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in GSA Sustainability Forum
     
    Geri Haworth
    Thanks Conestoga for posting.  This is an excellent example, and I really enjoyed learning more from your website.  I have one small suggestion, and that's to include your GSA Contract # somewhere visible on your site. 
    darnold
    I should have posted this update weeks ago.  There has been some confusion about the language in the May 31st FAR interim rule about the applicability of the green purchasing requirements to services contracts.  It applies to "applicable...Read More
    mary.meyer@mgms...
    Good morning, Does anyone know who we would work through at GSA for a Green alternative for oil spills?  We are WBENC and Green certified. Our web site is www.mgmstrategies.com and go to the bottom right tab stating Enviromental Solutions...Read More
    Geri Haworth
    Mary:  I will do some checking and let you know very soon.  Geri
    Geri Haworth
    Mary: We have both Non-Marine and Marine Sorbents on Multiple Award Schedule 73 - Sch. 73: 375 351 Sorbents - Non-Marine Usage Type I for Non-hazardous & Non-toxic Organic Spill375 352 Sorbents - Non-Marine Usage Type II...Read More
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    MAS Blogger
    Did you make it out to San Diego for the 2011 GSA Expo?  If so, please feel free to share your stories and photos or your favorite seminars and training courses.  If  you missed it, encourage your co-workers to upload their pictures and thoughts on the Expo here!  Stay tuned as GSA Schedules will also be releasing videos this summer from some of their Expo sessions.  Videos will touch on MAS, FAR Part 51, and an Intro to State & Local Programs.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Multiple Award Schedules
     
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    FAS Interact Ad...
    Recently, many users have voiced concerns around the significant number of emails they receive from interact.gsa.gov. We at Interact have heard your pleas and have taken action to remedy this issue. The problem When first launched, the email notification system in Interact was set to immediately notify users of any changes to postings and content. With so much activity occurring on Interact, it’s not hard to imagine that the quantity and frequency of emails has become overwhelming.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in All about interact.gsa.gov
     
    WebGirl_Lisa
    What a great implementation! Thank you !
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    romofelipe
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
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    SuzanneW
       Yes, if the task order contains the FAR clause 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services (NOV 1999), then you may extend the period of performance by up to 6  months.
    romofelipe
    Thank you for a quick response.  However, the task order does not have the FAR clause 52.217-8 but the GSA Contract does.  Can I still extend for another year, plus add an option (1 year proiced option)?
    robertsheehan
    Answer to your question is likely contract specific.  I suggest you confer directly with the contracting officer for the Basic Contract you are working under.
    Luis Medina
    First I would like to thank everyone for commenting and sharing their thoughts on the site.  It is my opinion that it would be wisest to caution against any absolute yes or no answers.  The acquisition rules and regulations can often be complex...Read More
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    Geri Haworth
    PBS Mid-Atlantic Region recently released a solicitation that requires the selected contractor at the post office and courthouse in Pittsburgh to use green products and services during project planning, design, construction, and maintenance. The contractor also must submit a report identifying which green products it will use.The solicitation is the region's first to incorporate green purchasing requirements.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in GSA Sustainability Forum
     
    Barbara Rosholdt
    Hello!  I am a GSA Sustainability in Procurement Fellow and am working on a project to identify acquisition language that requires Green in procurements.  The project described sounds like it could help us.  How would I contact the...Read More
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    Geri Haworth
    The attached PDF is a collection of online resources referenced throughout the webinar that will help you understand how to get noticed by potential buyers, stay relevant, and improve your marketing/business development efforts. This list includes various resources within GSA that offer alternative channels other than Schedules to sell products and/or services to government customers. In addition, there is a complete list of  live links to government-related media outlet websites, social media sites, associations and forums, and conferences.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Schedules Contractor Success - Marketing Matters!
     
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