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Did you know, since inception in June 2010, 76% of all dollars spent through the OS2 Strategic Sourcing Initiative have gone to small business? As we move towards OS3, we remain committed to maximum opportunities possible for small business. .... www.gsa.gov/fssiofficesupplies

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  • fssios3blogger
    Some important updates regarding the OS3 Purchasing Channel RFP: Amendment A0003 extends the due date from Monday, March 17 to Monday March 24, 2014.      Please note, due time of 5:00pm EDT remains unchanged.   Amendment A0004 provides the replacement spreadsheet Attachment 1. 
     
     
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  • fssios3blogger
    The draft RFP for the FSSI OS3 Requisition Channel along with attachments and Item Purchase Description (IPD) zip files are now available for review and comment.
     
     
    nileshpatel2010
    Can you please share a sample of reporting requirements.
    level-3revolution
    We have been contacted by several contractors who are bidding and noticed some of the Level 3 processing requirements are out of the general scope of what's normally required.  Level 3 detail is only payment details.Some of the contractors sent...Read More
    fssios3blogger
    The requirement for level III data will be removed in the final RFP.
    level-3revolution
    We have been contacted by a few companies who submitted RFP's and noticed some of the  Level -3 requirements are non payment related.This will be a challenge since payment gateways and processors only support Level 3 and Level 3 is payment...Read More
    fssios3blogger
    The requirement for level III data will be removed in the final RFP.
  • fssios3blogger
    A consolidated Questions and Answers (Q&A) sheet is attached. We experienced a large volume of emails with attachments prior to 2/21 deadline and preparing both individual and group replies.
     
     
    svail
    As you mentioned that some questions may still be "in process" does that mean that another set of Q&A will be released? If so, is there an anticipated date for that release?
    svail
    Can you clarify if I  another Q&A will be released or it I should email Nelson Duncan if my questions were not answered in the provided document? I do not want to burden Mr. Nelson with an email if more Q&A releases are planned.
    fssios3blogger
    As we previously stated, as the Purchasing Channel for OS3 is now in a live acquisition environment we will be limited on what we can state now on InterAct. Please email any questions to nelson.duncan@gsa.gov. The solicitation and amendment...Read More
  • fssios3blogger
    A Q&A document from our February 19th Industry Day is now available!
     
     
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  • fssios3blogger
    The recording for the OS3 Industry Meeting held on February 19th is now available. GSA thanks the over 200 of you who were able to attend the event.
     
     
    30152
    The first recording ends on slide 7 and the second picks up on slide 28. Will the middle portion of the presentation be made available?
    fssios3blogger
    Thanks for bringing to our attention. The first recording is working and goes to slide 28.
  • fssios3blogger
    Seeking comments for this portion of the draft OS3 Requisition SOW:
     
     
    rewangard
    To better allocate staffing resources, I would recommend alternating every other order such as written up in the example.
  • fssios3blogger
    Amendment A0001 for OS3-Purchasing was posted to FBO.gov on February 21, 2014. 
     
     
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  • fssios3blogger
      The final FSSI OS3 Purchasing Channel RFP has been issued today on FedBizOpps.gov.  
     
     
    lmeyer5150
    Do we still have time to submit bids?  When is the last date we can submit?
    fssios3blogger
    The submission closing date is Monday, March 17, 2014, 5:00PM EDT.
    Janet Myhre
    Revised Market Basket Items document release date?Understanding that GSA is receiving feedback form industry regarding items that have been included on the RFP that may not be TAA complaint.Can you please update industry as to the status of the market...Read More
    fssios3blogger
    An amendment is anticipated to be posted in FBO.gov by close of business today.Please refer to the Federal Business Opportunities website (FBO.gov) for the Amendment. 
  • fssios3blogger
    A National Stock Number is simply the government's official label applied to an item of supply that is repeatedly procured, stocked, stored and  issued.  The NSN is a unique 13 digit number that has been assigned by the Federal Go
     
     
    Rita Uhl
    Strangely, I always thought NSN was National Stock Number, but after having the French army request the numbers, I did some research that indicated NATO Stock Number.  Just wondering which is correct????
    fssios3blogger
    Thank you for your question.  National Stock Number (NSN) is the correct term that is used by GSA and our military.  The publication that is attached to this blog gives the history of the NSN, what the numbers stand for, and explains how...Read More
  • fssios3blogger
    Supply Transformation is the implementation of a new business model for GSA supply business, through which GSA is shifting to a business model that better leverages the capabilities of vendor partners to more directly support GSA customers. GSA will continue to accept customer orders, but instead of routing them to distribution centers for fulfillment, GSA will have commercial partners ship directly to customers, consolidation points, and retail stores for fulfillment. 
     
     
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