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Consolidated Solicitation Requests for Information (RFIs) Complete Findings & FAQs Now Available!

 

Thanks to all of our stakeholders who responded to our RFIs: the Consolidated Solicitation Format and Terms & Conditions RFI, which closed on July 5, 2019, and the Large Category, Subcategory, and Special Item Number (SIN) RFI, which closed on July 17, 2019. 

 

For the solicitation format and terms and conditions RFI, we received a total of 586 completed responses from the industry community, including both current Schedule holders and prospective contractors. Results show that:

 

  • Almost 94% of contractors agree the proposed solicitation format is clear.
  • 88% agree the proposed solicitation format will be a benefit to industry.
  • Nearly 88% agree it provides a benefit to federal agency customers.
  • Approximately 94% of contractors agree with the proposed required terms and conditions and required- as-applicable terms and conditions outlined in the consolidated solicitation.
  • Over 88% agree with the clauses that were proposed to be excluded from the consolidated solicitation.

 

We did a thorough review of all comments in order to make updates to the structure of the solicitation and clauses incorporated into the solicitation. Based on the overall comments on the solicitation summary, we made the following changes to the format:

  • Updated section details to make sure descriptions are clear, concise and in plain language.
  • Clarified attachment descriptions and requirements to make sure requirements are clear in the solicitation.
  • Limited attachments in the FedBizOpps (FBO) package, where possible.

 

In response to the comments related to the terms and conditions, the following changes were made and are reflected in the updated matrix:

  • Clauses were updated to reflect the most recent version of the clause.
  • Additional clauses were removed from ‘Required’ and moved to the ‘Required as applicable’ category.
  • Justification for removal of clauses was confirmed.
  • Adjustments were made to the format of the category attachments to make sure applicability of the clauses would be clear in the solicitation.

 

For the large category, subcategory, and SIN RFI we received a total of 480 completed responses from the industry community, including both current Schedule holders and prospective contractors. Results showed that:

 

  • 84% of current contractors agree that the mapping from current Schedules and SINs to the new large categories, subcategories and SINs is clear.
  • 78% agree with the mapping of their current SINs.
  • 91% of prospective offerors agree that the large categories are clear. 
  • 83% of prospective contractors agree that the subcategories and SINs are clear. 

 

Based on the feedback provided by our industry partners, we made the following changes to the proposed available offerings: 

 

  • Reviewed North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) and Product Service Codes (PSC) to make sure they align appropriately for all SINs.
  • Added additional SINs where needed.
  • Re-arranged, deleted and added subcategories to make offerings more clear.
  • Updated SIN descriptions for consistency.

 

We continue to hear our industry partners through industry days and emails. The MAS PMO will continue working with all stakeholders to make changes and updates, as appropriate. 

 

For more information, please review the attached documents. 

 

Have questions? Email us directly at maspmo@gsa.gov

 

Thank you for your continued partnership.

 

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