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  • GSABMO Blogger
    GSA has developed a list of service categories which could potentially be covered under the federal government's future BMO solution. Tell us what you think of these.
     
     
    deborah.loftin
    Recommend GSA consider 'grouping' service categories in line with the SCA Occupational Directory codes & titles (and related DOL Wage Determination) located at:  http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/wage/SCADirV5/Vers5ContentsTable....Read More
    ray.kelly@secur...
    I fully support a government wide vehicle for support and maintenance for government agencies. I think the approach GSA is taking provides opportunities to vendors but I caution the way they go about doing this. The US Business environment should be...Read More
    Logo Mat Central
    The types of products that we sell include floor mats of all kinds, these products are generally categorized under building management services, janitorial or grounds maintenance. However, we sell a very broad range of products spanning from electrical...Read More
    Tami Dockendorf
    Commissioning Services describe a very broad category that can range from simple tasks (ie. use of a thermostat) to whole building commissioning where a deep understanding of multiple disciplines (ie. component knowledge and interoperability of complex...Read More
    jeanmurphy1
    Please consider an additional category for a centralized Building Management Service Response Center to provide for 24x7x365 remote systems monitoring, emergency dispatch, work order requests, work order assignments, tracking, and reporting. The...Read More
  • GSABMO Blogger
      Under most typical building maintenance and operations service contracts, instances will arise that will require contractors to provide services not initially defined in the contract scope and/or under the initial statement of work.   
     
     
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  • GSABMO Blogger
    GSA is working on how to geographically structure the service areas provided by vendors. Should the government take a zonal approach? Share your thoughts.
     
     
    BornsteinSong
    Rather than approach the BMO as an FSSI, maybe it would be best to create uniform national standards which would save taxpayer dollars. The main thing to keep in mind is..."first do no harm". My fear is that any effort to apply the FSSI to BMO...Read More
    jeanmurphy1
    When considering a national versus regional approach, please consider one component of the solution that would be best served by a national approach, and could be implemented on a region by region basis utilizing a phased ramp-up. This component is a...Read More
    cwtesco
    Using the Regional Zone approach would allow small businesses to quote projects locally and would reduce travel costs.
    Trine Environmental
    I think Regional is  most beneficial for Small Businesses. It will allow us to build teams as needed, partner with medium/large firms depending on the SOW requirements and reduce travel/per diem costs. I think the a good model for regional...Read More
    Peter Cholakis
    With respect, one has to ask the right question!  The question, as posed, indicates a lack of knowledge and I am somewhat embarassed for the GSA.This is not, nor should it be a case of Regional or National, etc.  As others have noted,...Read More
  • GSABMO Blogger
    GSA is looking for instances from service providers that demonstrates how consolidating properties under one contract has created savings.
     
     
    BornsteinSong
    Consolidating contracts under a single contract is the essence of the FSSI.  FSSI ignores the impact that this "consolidition" will have on the local vendors who provide building maintenance of government  facilities, in the name of...Read More
  • GSABMO Blogger
    GSA is trying to determine the best type of contract for agencies to use to acquire BMO services once the completed solution is awarded. We would like to know what type of contract your company's work typically falls under for existing federal government BMO services. To submit your vote, go top https://interact.gsa.gov/poll/what-type-contract-your-company-typically-falls-under-federal-government-bmo-services      
     
     
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  • GSABMO Blogger
    GSA has learned that a variety of building maintenance and operations services contract lengths exist across government and private industry. GSA would like to hear from BMO service providers about what trends you are seeing in regards to contract lengths
     
     
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  • GSABMO Blogger
    GSA is trying to determine whether automated operational systems should be included as an optional service within the future BMO solution. We also would like to get feedback from those companies and federal agencies involved with building automation.
     
     
    dwight
    you look it with a changing automation and can see that both need to be look at.
  • GSABMO Blogger
    GSA plans to standardize its labor categories for services offered by the awarded BMO vendors. We have developed a list of these based on the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system. Are we missing any?
     
     
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  • GSABMO Blogger
    GSA is proposing that services to be offered under the future BMO solution be divided into two service groups: Operations and Maintenance and Facility Support. Under each group, some services will be mandatory, others optional.
     
     
    BornsteinSong
    Before GSA goes any further in its plan to formulate the FSSI BMO, it is appropriate to perform a Best-Practice procedure entitled "COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS" (CBA).  Will GSA Perform a CBA to estimate the impact of the FSSI BMO on Small...Read More
  • GSABMO Blogger
    Has your company developed methods that have resulted in alternative cost savings for customers when procuring your BMO services?
     
     
    BornsteinSong
    While GSA considers BMO savings strategies, I suggest that the "costs" of those savings be addressed as well. The FSSI strategy relies upon vendor leveraging in order to attain savings, but while this strategy works well in the Private Sector,...Read More
    GSABMO Blogger
    Mr. Bornstein,We appreciate your active participation during the development of BMO. We genuinely will take your comment into consideration as we investigate all the options we have in regards to how best to geographically manage the future solution....Read More
    GSABMO Blogger
    Deatailman,Thank you for your suggestion. We will be consolidating these comments and a few we have received via email, and will be further examining their potential to become a formalized government savings strategy. 
    GSABMO Blogger
    JShapiro,The questions that will be posted here in Interact are more informal than those contained in a Request for Information. Therefore, there is no set due date. However, for this particular question, your response would be most valuable to us if we...Read More
    Craiga
    I have found that solid waste audits always yield savings. These audits determine if you have the correct level of service at your facilities and also identify opportunities for savings. These savings include diverting more from your solid waste volumes...Read More

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