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.
The General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is planning to refresh all GSA Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) to incorporate provision and clause updates in April 2017. This update will align MAS solicitations and contracts with recent policy changes, including small business subcontracting improvements and updates to Non-Federal Entity access to Schedules, including under the Disaster Purchasing Program. These regulatory changes further codify the Non-Federal entity access authorized under law and previously implemented via policy in GSA Order 4800.2H (now 4800.2I) in June 2013. Please see the “Significant Changes” attachment for an overview of the planned changes.
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.
· Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
· Time: 2 - 3 pm ET
· Web Meeting Registration Link: https://meet.gsa.gov/e4et0bzib7a/event/event_info.html
GSA FAS will issue a bilateral modification to incorporate the planned changes into existing contracts. MAS contractors will have 90 days to accept the mass modification.
Please leave any questions or feedback as a comment on this posting. Thank you for your continued partnership.
1. Draft Significant Changes document
2. Updated Model Subcontracting Plan
Integrated Workplace Acquisition Center Multiple Award Schedule Specific Changes
The Integrated Workplace Acquisition Center, in addition to the changes detailed above and in the attachments, shall be incorporating the following changes at the schedule level:
Schedule 58 I: Incorporate TAA Clause 52.225-6
Schedule 78: Incorporate TAA Clause 52.225-5 and TAA Cert 52.225-6
Schedule 71: Incorporate TAA Clause 52.225-5 and TAA Cert 52.225-6
Schedule 71 IIK: Incorporate TAA Clause 52.225-5 and TAA Cert 52.225-6
Schedule 72: Incorporate TAA Cert 52.225-6
These clauses have been attached for your reference.