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Questions and Answers from Draft RFQ for JanSan

Hello everyone,

Thank you for the feedback on the JanSan DRAFT RFQ.  We appreciate the time you spent reviewing and providing comments on the draft.  We have compiled all of the questions and responses, both of which can be viewed in the attached document.  We also plan to explore many of the comments further.  Over the next few weeks, we will post additional questions for further feedback.  Keep checking here for new posts regarding updates and more!

Please note that the attached document below contains an updated version of the Q&A document; some questions had been cut off in the previous version and we have fixed this. We apologize for any confusion. 

If you have additional questions as a result of this post or don’t see your question answered, please share it here at GSA Interact.

GSA’s JanSan Team

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<p>Do you have to maintain a Schedule 73 to bid on JanSan, if your Schedule 75 contains all the market basket items?</p>
FSSI JanSan Blogger
<div>JanSan Team,</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Thank you for the opportunity to ask questions through Interact. &nbsp;We understand that since the Pre-solicitation Industry Day, the proposed number of BPA&#39;s for JanSan has increased from 15 to 21 (7 for large business and 14 for Small).</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Could you confirm that this is accurate and specify which pools the number of BPA&#39;s has increased in?</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Thank you,</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Aubrey</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Aubrey Woolley</div><div>The Coalition for Government Procurement&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div>
FSSI JanSan Blogger
<p>An update will be posted on Interact soon.</p>
<p>Based upon my knowledge of our individual contract requirements (schedule 73) and the incorporation of Ability One items to respective contract I have the following question.</p><p>&nbsp;Current contract products offer a discount of off manufacturer list; however, Ability one products are sold on a cost plus basis.</p><p>How do these items get incorporated per our contract terms?</p><p>&nbsp;Thank you for your anticipated reply.</p>
FSSI JanSan Blogger
<p>Contractors typically have a Commercial price list and a GSA price list where the GSA price is the negotiated price with the Industrial Funding Fee.&nbsp; AbilityOne products&nbsp; would not show on the Commercial price list but would be listed on the GSA price list.</p>
<p>Currently, TL Services has several items (specifically restroom paper products) which are Green Seal Certified and CPG compliant. However, there are several issues affecting our ability to indicate such products on GSA Advantage, which could cause problems when it comes to the &ldquo;Go/No Go&rdquo; factors under the JanSan FSSI solicitation.</p><p>As it stands today, contractors with any GSA schedule can indicate their items as Green Seal within the SIP program. When looking up environmentally preferred items on GSA Advantage!, however, there is no indicator for Green Seal. The only way that Green Seal items can be singled out is by a search of the words &ldquo;Green Seal&rdquo;, which of course will only render the results of those contractors who have put that verbiage in the product name or description.</p><p>There are also issues with indicating CPG compliant items. Currently, there are restrictions on which schedules and SINs can indicate CPG compliant items in Advantage!. I have attached the list of special feature codes for reference. Schedule 51V SIN 105 002 cannot indicate CPG items at this point in time. Under the JanSan FSSI requirements, contractors are required to demonstrate their ability to meet all environmentally preferable requirements. With a three page limit on this requirement, there would be no way to provide all the documentation necessary to prove that our products comply with all the various &ldquo;green&rdquo; standards (Green Seal, CPG, etc.). So how is the evaluation panel to verify this information other than looking on Advantage!? If that is their method of verification, there is a possibility that TL Services would be thrown out just because our items don&rsquo;t appear as CPG compliant on Advantage! due to restrictions within the SIP program.&nbsp;</p><p>Thank you for the opportunity to address our concerns.</p><p>Sincerely,&nbsp;</p><p>Kyla Organ</p><p>TL Services, Inc.</p>
FSSI JanSan Blogger
<p>&ldquo;Demonstrated ability to meet all environmentally preferable requirements&rdquo; is being removed as a Go/No-Go technical factor; however, sustainable products should still be offered where applicable and reporting on sustainable products will be required.</p>
<p>Hello,</p><p>I have reviewed both the MRO and JanSan Draft RFQ Questions and Answers and would like to ask you for a brief clarification on Question No. 5 for MRO and the same question, Question No. 11 for JanSan.</p><p>The answers are different for the same question. The MRO Answer to Question No. 5 states that the Government does not intend to give the Contractor a chance to rebut the documentation found in their past performance evaluations; however, for JanSan Answer No. 11, you state that it is being evaluated by the Contracting Team.</p><p>Therefore my question is whether the Go/No-Go Factor of Past performance will be treated differently from one RFQ to the other?</p><p>Thank you very much for your time and cooperation.</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Capp, Inc.</p><p>Steven Yudis</p><p>(610) 394-1169/ V</p><p>(610) 389-4426/ Cell</p><p><a href="mailto:scapp@cappusa.com/">scapp@cappusa.com/</a> E-mail</p>
FSSI JanSan Blogger
<p>The MRO and JanSan RFQs will be revised to have the same requirements for the Go/No-Go Past Performance evaluation factor.&nbsp; If you are going to quote on either RFQ and you are aware of negative past performance history (within the last three years) you will be allowed to submit a maximum of one (1) page to explain any extenuating circumstances surrounding the negative information.&nbsp;</p>
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