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Important Update: Upcoming Refresh/Mass Mod to Implement Order-Level Materials (OLMs) on Select Schedules

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) recently issued a final General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) rule to incorporate Order-Level Materials (OLMs) into the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program. This change to the Schedules program will provide agencies the flexibility to easily acquire OLMs, creating consistency between the MAS program and other established indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts. Providing agencies with additional flexibility through MAS will result in more consistent application of policies and better value for customer agencies, industry partners and taxpayers.  

The GSA Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is planning to refresh the following Schedule solicitations in early summer 2018 to implement the OLM authority:

  • 03FAC - Facilities Maintenance and Management
  • 56 - Buildings and Building Materials/Industrial Services and Supplies
  • 70 - General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software and Services
  • 71 - Furniture
  • 84 - Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities, Fire, Rescue, Clothing, Marine Craft, and Emergency/Disaster Response
  • 00CORP - The Professional Services Schedule
  • 738X - Human Capital Management and Administrative Support Services

GSA encourages comments on whether additional Schedules should be authorized to provide OLMs.  Commenters are encouraged to provide specific examples of how individual task or delivery order requirements would be better met by authorizing OLMs under that specific Schedule.  Comments should be submitted to olmquestions@gsa.gov by May 10, 2018.

In addition, GSA FAS will host a public webinar to provide interested parties an opportunity to learn about the planned changes and ask related questions.  The webinar will be in a listen-only format with the ability for participants to type questions via an online chat function. Webinar information is provided below.

GSA FAS will issue a bilateral modification to incorporate the planned changes into existing contracts.  Acceptance of the modification will be optional.  GSA requests that MAS contractors either accept or decline the mass modification within 30 days of receipt.  By accepting the modification, the OLM SIN and OLM terms and conditions will automatically be added to the existing contract.  Existing contractors must accept the modification to begin providing OLMs in response to customer requirements.

Note: GSA is requiring that contractors accept the bilateral Commercial Supplier Agreements (CSA) mass modification before they will be issued the above-referenced OLM mass modification.  This will ensure that, where OLMs have associated CSAs, both government and industry benefit from the protections against conflicts with Federal law provided by the CSA final rule. The CSA mass modification will also add/update clause 552.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (JAN 2017) (DEVIATION - FEB 2018) (ALTERNATE I - JAN 2017) (DEVIATION - FEB 2007), which includes the fill-in language required to implement the OLM authority.  Please see FAQs and the CSA notification for further details.

Please see the “Draft Significant Changes” and “OLM Frequently Asked Questions” attachments for additional information, including an overview of the planned changes.  We encourage you to leave any questions or feedback as a comment on this post. Thank you for your continued partnership.

 

ATTACHMENTS:

1. Draft Significant Changes document

2. OLM Frequently Asked Questions

 

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 must be submitted in the “Comments” section below within ten (10) business days of this posting. Comments provided elsewhere or after 10 business days will not be considered. GSA FAS will consider all relevant comments and 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.

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