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Upcoming Refresh/Mass Mod for All GSA Schedules to Incorporate Clause and Provision Updates, including Small Business Subcontracting Improvements-Integrated Workplace Acquisition Center Updates

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.

ATTACHMENTS:

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. 

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normena.walton

During the webinar on March 22nd, there were some technical issues and a number of the participants questions were not answered. We were told that those questions would be posted on Interact with the answers.  Can you tell us when those questions and answers will be posted?

 

MAS Blogger

GSA is in the process of preparing responses to the questions received during the webinar. A summary Q&A document will be posted to GSA Interact as soon as the document has been finalized.

Eileen Brown

Regarding the requirement for paid sick leave for Federal contractors (for solicitations/contracts subject to the Service Contract Labor Standards statute), the current language suggests that this will apply for new awards after 01/01/2017. Is it GSA's intention to have this apply to newly awarded TOs after this date or just to new GSA Contracts awarded after this date?

MAS Blogger

Thank you for your question. GSA will include a response in the 3/22 MAS Webinar Q&A document that will be posted to GSA Interact as soon as has been finalized.

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