Welcome Login

You are here

IMPORTANT: GSA Issues Mass Modification for Current Schedule Contractors

 

We are pleased to announce that today GSA began issuing a Mass Modification (Mass Mod) to current Schedule contractors. The Mass Mod will update current contracts to conform with the terms and conditions of the new consolidated Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) that was released on Oct. 1, 2019. Contractors must accept this Mass Mod by July 31, 2020 - failure to do so will result in their offerings no longer being accessible on GSA eTools. Current contracts will be moved to GSA’s new single Schedule solicitation for products, services, and solutions after the Mass Mod is accepted.

 

GSA’s new consolidated Schedule features a simplified format, streamlined terms and conditions, and new categories and Special Item Numbers (SINs). The single Schedule was developed iteratively and incorporates more than 1,000 comments GSA received from industry during the RFI process. This new format will make it easier for contractors to offer products, services, and solutions, and for agency partners to find them. 

 

What to Expect 

 

Over the next few weeks, GSA will issue a Mass Mod to all current Schedule holders to align the terms and conditions of their contracts with those of the new consolidated MAS vehicle. The consolidated MAS solicitation and applicable category attachments are posted on beta.SAM.gov for your reference. The new consolidated MAS solicitation includes:

 

  • Solicitation
  • Available Offerings Summary Document 
  • One Attachment for each Large Category
  • Regulations Incorporated by Reference

 

The category attachments include additional instructions or requirements specific to each large category, subcategory, or SIN.

 

GSA will house templates and attachments that are part of the solicitation on the new Available Offerings and Requirements page of GSA.gov. How and when to use each template is noted in the solicitation documents posted on beta.SAM.gov, but for ease of use and organization purposes, the individual documents will be housed on GSA.gov. 

 

What To Do When You Receive The Mass Mod

 

1) Review Educational Materials: Please read our new Phase II Frequently Asked Questions for industry and watch the Mass Mod training on Youtube. Consider also reviewing our Mass Mod tips articles published January 27 and January 29 on Interact. These articles include available resources, your Mass Mod checklist, and the Mass Mod release schedule.

 

2) Take Prompt Action: Begin reviewing the Mass Mod as soon as you can. 

 

3) Understand Any Applicable Exceptions: When responding to the Mass Mod, you will be presented with each clause in the consolidated Schedule and will be able to either accept the clause or request an exception to the clause. You must include a written narrative to justify each requested exception and all exceptions must be negotiated with your CO.

 

TIP: If you currently have exceptions, please review them in eLibrary and make note - this will help you quickly enter any exceptions when responding to the Mass Mod. GSA is recommending that contractors with clause exceptions reach out to their contracting officer (CO) before April 1, 2020 to ensure there is adequate time to negotiate the exceptions before the July 31, 2020 deadline.  

 

IMPORTANT: You do not have to take exception to clauses that do not apply to you. For example, if you are not participating in the Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) pilot, you do not need to take exception to TDR clauses as they do not apply to you.

 

4) Respond To The Mass Mod: You must respond to the Mass Mod before the July 31, 2020 deadline. 

 

Things to remember

Your assigned CO, contract number, period of performance, and products and services offered will not change as a result of acceptance of the Mass Mod.

 

The deadline to sign the Mass Mod is July 31, 2020. If you have not responded to the Mass Mod by this date, your offerings will not be available to view on our GSA eTools. Please plan accordingly and if you intend to take any exceptions, review and submit them as soon as possible to allow GSA the appropriate time to review and respond. 

 

If you have questions, please reach out to your assigned CO or the MAS Program Management Office (MAS PMO) at MASPMO@gsa.gov

 

To get more training and ask us questions in person, register now for the Federal Acquisition Service Training (FAST) Conference taking place April 14-16, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia! See the list of MAS training classes in our Winter 2020 Quarterly Newsletter.

 

Federal Acquisition Service Training Conference April 14-16, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Thank you for your continued partnership. 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

  • Available Offerings Attachment: Includes a crosswalk from the current 24 Schedules to the new MAS Consolidated Schedule.

 

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)

 
541
Upload
Files: 
Attachment TitleSizeType
File MAS Available Offerings555.52 KBXLSX
Share

Views: 1006

The purpose of this blog platform is to enhance communication and information regarding GSA Schedules. Blog posts on this platform includes in-depth... More

To stay informed on the group's latest updates, subscribe here.

Download the 2020 Winter Quarterly Newsletter

View and comment on posts of proposed Multiple Award Schedules DRAFT solicitation changes (refreshes), and DRAFT mass modifications, prior to their official release.

  • stacy.auza@usda.gov's picture
    stacy.auza@usda.gov
  • makulos's picture
    makulos
  • Lcr408's picture
    Lcr408