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IMPORTANT ADVANCE NOTICE: GSA On Track to Debut Consolidated Schedule Solicitation Oct. 1, 2019

 

This Interact post is the advance notice announcement of GSA’s intention to consolidate the current 24 Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) and release a new single Schedule for product, services, and solutions on October 1, 2019. A revised draft of the MAS solicitation is attached with applicable attachments. The solicitation has been updated based on more than 1,000 comments received to GSA’s recent requests for information. This document defines and lays out overall MAS offer evaluation criteria, requirements, and terms and conditions. It will be published in its final form on October, 1, 2019. 

What to Expect on October 1, 2019

 On October 1, 2019, GSA will publish the new, consolidated, solicitation on FedBizOpps along with applicable attachments. The FBO package will contain;

  • Solicitation
  • Available Offerings Summary Document 
  • One Attachment for each Large Category
  • Regulations Incorporate by Reference
  • Significant Changes Document

GSA will use a new ‘Available Offerings and Requirements’ page on GSA.gov to house templates and attachments that are part of the solicitation. Applicability of the templates will be noted in the solicitation documents posted on FBO and housed on GSA.gov for organizational purposes and industry’s ease of use.

For reference we have attached 4 documents that explain the details, components and layout of the solicitation. The category attachments will include the below clause references and additional instructions or requirements that are specific to each large category, subcategory or SIN.

How to Prepare for the New Schedule coming October 1, 2019

We highly encourage industry partners to read our newly updated Frequently Asked Questions (also attached) and tune in to our upcoming webinars dedicated to the new solicitation. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and hear directly from from GSA’s subject matter experts. 

First Session:

Date: September 17, 2019

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

Registration Link: https://meet.gsa.gov/eapkwzqxhyao/event/event_info.html

 

Second Session:

Date: September 19, 2019

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

Registration Link: https://meet.gsa.gov/eoj61sws2yjs/event/event_info.html

 

Please submit your comments on the draft consolidated solicitation directly to this Interact post or email them to us at maspmo@gsa.gov

 

Thank you for your continued partnership. 

 

About MAS Consolidation: 

MAS Consolidation is one of the four Cornerstone Initiatives of GSA’s Federal Marketplace (FMP) strategy, GSA’s plan to modernize and simplify the buying and selling experience for customers, suppliers, and acquisition professionals. GSA’s new single Schedule solicitation features a simplified format with streamlined terms and conditions, new large categories and sub-categories, and updated Special Item Numbers (SINs) that will make it easier for contractors to offer, and agency partners to buy, products, services, and solutions. Created by a cross-functional team of GSA’s acquisition experts, the new solicitation was developed iteratively and incorporates industry feedback from the more than 1,000 responses to our recent Requests for Information (RFI)

 

DISCLAIMER: GSA FAS is posting this notification of a planned solicitation refresh or mass modification as a courtesy to industry. All comments on the attached DRAFT document should be submitted in the 'Comments" section below within ten (10) business days of this posting. Comments provided elsewhere or after 10 business days may not be considered. GSA FAS will consider all relevant comments and may make changes to the DRAFT as appropriate, but will not issue a formal response to industry comments or related inquiries. Interested parties should review the final version of the solicitation refresh or mass modification closely for additional changes made to this DRAFT.

 

*ATTACHMENTS: 

  • Draft MAS Solicitation - Defines and lays out overall MAS offer evaluation criteria, requirements, and terms and conditions. 
  • Available Offerings - The available offerings excel sheet contains three tabs; one that maps legacy SINs to the new consolidated SIN structure, a second tab that summarizes only the new structure of available offerings, and a third tab that summarizes all the large and subcategories. 
  • Clause Matrix - Identifies all the ‘required’ (applicable to all MAS) and ‘required as applicable’ (applicable to some large categories, subcategories and/or SINs under MAS). This matrix also identifies where in the solicitation the ‘required’ clauses will fall. 
  • ‘Required as Applicable’ Clause Mapping to Available Offerings - Identifies what level the ‘required as applicable’ clauses will apply.
  • Updated Industry FAQs
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