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    FSSI MRO Blogger
    Hello everyone, The MRO Team has made several improvements to the draft RFQ that will be released, in final form, late July / early August.  The team will not release another draft RFQ or market basket prior to that date. Improvements are as follows: MRO Categories have been reduced from four* to three:     Hardware     Tools and Tool Cabinets     Paints and Finishes
     
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    Last Activity: 7/17/2014 1:22 PM
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    aubreyw
    MRO Team,Thank you for the update concerning the Market Basket categories and number of awards for MRO.  In addition to the four market basket categories described above, there was also an "Electrical and Power" pool in the draft RFQ....Read More
    FSSI MRO Blogger
    The Electrical and Power category has been combined with Category #1 Hardware.
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    FSSI MRO Blogger
    Greetings. The following comments and questions were recently submitted by the Coalition for Government Procurement (CGP) on behalf of its membership. They address areas of interest pertaining to the FSSI MRO and JanSan RFPs. The responses are provided by U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). Please feel free to inquire further about the information provided.
     
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    Last Activity: 7/17/2014 1:21 PM
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    stevenyudis
    Good Day,My question is in regard to Comment #35 - Definition of UPC-A.I understand the answer that you have recently given, however, my main question here is whether there is any diffence between a manufacturer's UPC and a UPC-A. I do believe that...Read More
    FSSI MRO Blogger
    UPC-A is used for marking products which are sold at retail in the USA. The barcode identifies the manufacturer and specific product so point-of- sale cash register systems can automatically look up the price. UPC-A is the same as the standard 12 digit...Read More
    matt3644
    Comment 72- you answer a confusing question for me that "if a contractor is awarded a BPA for a specific category, they may only offer products within the scope of that category in their non-market basket items. "     The rest of the...Read More
    FSSI MRO Blogger
    The correct reading is "non-market basket", not "non-market".  This means that products are within the awarded category but not in the evaluated market basket.  Please note Schedule 75 isn't applicable to the MRO...Read More
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    FSSI MRO Blogger
    GSA has published its answers to questions submitted by commercial sector participants during its virtual Industry Day regarding the Requisition Channel for MRO and JanSan strategically sourced products.
     
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    Last Activity: 6/18/2014 1:30 PM
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    FSSI MRO Blogger
    Do you have questions about the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) for the Requisition Channel for MRO or want to offer feedback? If so, we invite you to join representatives from GSA for a virtual meeting on Wednesday, February 19, 2014  from 1:00PM to 3:30PM pm (EST).
     
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    Last Activity: 2/7/2014 7:41 PM
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    FSSI MRO Blogger
    We are beginning work on the MRO Requisition Channel strategic solution.  We are posting this RFI to conduct market research to help build acquisition strategies for the Requisition Channel.  We are asking for your feedback.
     
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    Last Activity: 2/4/2014 8:29 AM
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    saret
    The MRO market basket link from 11/5 is not working.  Please update.  Thank you.
    FSSI MRO Blogger
    Hello - please try the link again -- it appears to be working for others.
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    FSSI MRO Blogger
    The Request for Quotation (RFQ) for the new Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) strategic sourcing solution for the Purchasing Channel has been released and is now available for viewing and download via GSA Interact, as well as GSA eBuy.
     
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    Last Activity: 12/3/2013 10:29 AM
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    FSSI MRO Blogger
    Hello everyone,   At the pre-solicitation meeting held May 15, we discussed our strategy to require vendors to apply an average discount to all non market basket items within the same category.  Vendors expressed concerns with this approach because supplier mark-ups vary from item to item. One alternate solution is to further segment each category into subsets that contain products with similar mark-ups. This approach could allow vendors to offer more comparable discounts.
     
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    Last Activity: 6/4/2013 12:57 PM
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    stevenyudis
    Good Afternoon All,I have been thinking about this question for a few days and would like to give you my thoughts on it.I know at the meeting on May 15 sevral vendors expressed concerns with the approach of applying an average discount to their non...Read More
    FSSI MRO Blogger
    Thank you for your comments.  We appreciate your feedback!
    Dave B
    From a GSA Vendor perspective, our company already provides GSA discounted pricing via our GSA schedules. As an integrated supply and logistics company, our goal is to source material and provide our customers with best pricing for trade-compliant, US...Read More
    FSSI MRO Blogger
    Thank you for your suggestion.  We appreciate your feedback!
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    FSSI MRO Blogger
    UPDATE: Registration for this event will be closed at 5 p.m. today, June 3. For those who would like to participate, please sign up as we are only sending out the meeting link to those who are registered.  
     
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    Last Activity: 6/3/2013 2:01 PM
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    FSSI MRO Blogger
    MRO Members,   As you have noticed, GSA recently rolled out an updated version of GSA Interact. The team here is continuing to refine this new version and address some technical issues that have sprung up since launch.
     
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    Last Activity: 5/10/2013 8:26 AM
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    FSSI MRO Blogger
      The MRO team has made significant progress in the development of our MRO strategic sourcing solution. Currently, we propose segmenting the program into groups of related offerings, or pools. Within each of these pools, we are also considering a strategy whereby one or more awards will be set-aside for socio-economic categories. We feel this strategy will maximize the opportunity for small businesses to compete and participate in this strategic sourcing solution.
     
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    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:12 PM
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