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  • Geri Haworth's picture
    Geri Haworth
    From Federal Computer Week - Mar 8.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in GSA Sustainability Forum
     
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  • Dan Briest's picture
    Dan Briest
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Professional Services Category
     
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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
    in Small Business First
     
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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
    in Multiple Award Schedule
     
  • gterlaak's picture
    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
    in GSA Sustainability Forum
     
    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
    in Multiple Award Schedule
     
    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!
  • Geri Haworth's picture
    Geri Haworth
    OGP and FAS Pave the Way for Green Purchasing
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in GSA Sustainability Forum
     
    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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    christy.jackiewicz
    On Tuesday, April 5th I sent a message to our Regional Small Business Utilization Centers to invite them to participate in the "Small Business Solutions" Group on Interact.  We have 11 regional offices that are comprised of almost 30 employees across the nation.  These offices have such a wealth of information to share that include procurement opportunities, couseling, training and education for small business as well as policy and other interesting informaiton to help you grow.  As we expand our outreach through Interact make sure to provide feedback as to what is helpful and any new chall
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Small Business First
     
    Jim O.
    Interact may rival Twitter and Facebook for conversational topics related to doing business with Federal Agencies in general and GSA in particular.
    christy.jackiewicz
    Betty - thanks for the input on finding info on USA.Gov.  It is a trusted source of information that spands througout the government agencies.  Also for finding your OSDBU Director in other agencies check out http://www.osdbu.gov/members.html....Read More
    christy.jackiewicz
    I know there was a request for a digital download to help small business work with our agency.  Go to www.gsa.gov/smallbizguide for the 2011 Doing Business with GSA!
    christy.jackiewicz
    Hello Small Business Community,We have just updated our site to include a short cust to some marketing materials and other resources.  Please visit www.gsa.gov/smallbizguide to download the latest "Doing Business with GSA" publication,...Read More
    christy.jackiewicz
    BuckinghamsThanks for joining us - the discussions vary depending on the questions.  Both government and business are providing questions and answers.  This post was designed to let our members know that the Regional Office's of Small...Read More

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