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    What is the NMR? The Non-Manufacturer rule allows a small business to offer a product that it did not manufacturer under a small business set-aside if SBA has offered a waiver.  The NMR is an exception to the standard requirement that the contractor must perform at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing products (not including the cost of material) on a supply contract.  In other words, it allows a contractor that is not the manufacturer to supply products that come from a small business manufacturer located in the United States.
     
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    Last Activity: 12/8/2021 1:07 PM
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    CMA2013PJS
    This is a well done explanation of the NMR; however, I have a question.  On the standard SF1449 form in Block #10 there is a check box that says "SET ASIDE: _______% FOR:".  Assuming that the "SMALL BUSINESS" box is checked...Read More
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    For Block #10 on a SF1449 form, you must check either the “Unrestricted” or the “Set-Aside” boxes, depending on the extent of competition that you are seeking.  You must also insert the applicable North American Industry...Read More
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    "...can supply the product of any domestic business." If obtaining a set-aside through the GSA schedule would the contract total value take precedence over the order value and therefore allow teh Buy American Act be superceded bt the TAA, which...Read More
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    The Trade Agreements Act (TAA) and the Buy American Act applies to all Schedule contracts and orders.  Buy American Acthttp://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/114174 Trade Agreements Acthttp://www.gsa.gov/MASDESKTOP/section3_10.html
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    Big News! General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Case 2013-G502 Federal Supply Schedule Contracting (Administrative Changes) has been published as a final rule and became effective May 23, 2019. This final rule radically streamlines the GSA Schedules Program clauses and provisions. This initiative has been years in the making and brings additional transparency, efficiency, and clarity to the GSA Schedule Program.
     
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    Last Activity: 12/8/2021 1:05 PM
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    Read more on the benefits of using the GSA Schedule.
     
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    Last Activity: 12/8/2021 1:03 PM
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    Brad deMers
    Excellent summary.  I am going to link this post for an upcoming customer visit.  The bullet point:Conducting a cost and price analysis as prescribed in FAR Subpart 15.4 is not required.needs to be updated for DOD as Mr. Ginman just signed a...Read More
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    Today, GSA announced it will modernize federal acquisition by consolidating the agency’s 24 Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) into one single Schedule for products and services. The single Schedule will have one set of terms and conditions, ensuring more consistency in contracting practices. The MAS transformation is part of GSA’s Federal Marketplace strategy to make the government buying and selling experience easy, efficient and modern. It supports GSA’s strategic goal to establish the agency as the premier provider of efficient and effective acquisition solutions across the government.
     
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    Last Activity: 12/2/2021 2:32 PM
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    Thank you everyone for your interest in the Federal Market Industry Day! We plan to publish more information later this week, including the registration link and virtual information. Stay tuned!
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    The webinar recording of the MAS Consolidation training for industry partners is now available on the GSA YouTube page!
     
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    Last Activity: 12/2/2021 2:29 PM
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    GSA’s first Federal Marketplace (FMP) Strategy release is now available!
     
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    Last Activity: 12/2/2021 2:28 PM
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    Today the U.S. General Services Administration issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking feedback from industry on the forthcoming consolidated Schedule to improve the experience of buying and selling with the federal government. We are seeking industry comment on the proposed large categories, subcategories and Special Item Numbers (SINs) for GSA’s forthcoming consolidated Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) solicitation.
     
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    Last Activity: 12/2/2021 2:27 PM
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    Thanks to all our industry partners who responded to our RFIs: the Consolidated Solicitation Format and Terms & Conditions RFI, which closed on July 5, 2019, and the Large Category, Subcategory, and SIN RFI, which closed on July 17, 2019. We are still doing a deep dive into all the feedback that’s come in, but this post highlights our preliminary findings.
     
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    Are you an agency partner that buys from the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program? Have you been hearing about MAS Consolidation and wondering how it impacts you? Look no further. The MAS Program Management Office has published a comprehensive consolidation fact sheet specific to customers. It describes in detail what buyers can expect during each of the three phases of MAS consolidation.
     
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    Last Activity: 12/2/2021 2:26 PM
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    Attention industry partners selling water-efficient products! GSA is enhancing the process it uses to identify EPA WaterSense-certified products on GSAAdvantage! WaterSense products help federal agencies achieve the water consumption goals and sustainable purchasing requirements of Executive Order 13834 and FAR Part 23. Under the previous process, contractors had to manually select the WaterSense icon in the Schedule Input Program (SIP) and GSA contracting officers had to review and approve the designation(s).
     
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    Last Activity: 12/2/2021 2:11 PM
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