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    What You Need To Know Interim rule for FAR Case 2011-024, effective Nov. 2, 2011, provides agencies with the ability to set aside orders and Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) issued under Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program. Before this rule, agencies were prohibited from setting aside orders and BPAs under the MAS program. Set Asides
     
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    Skip Derick
    Please post on Interact the "official" GSA position concerning the use of CTA's with Large Businesses when the Schedule Task Order is Set-Aside for Small Business. In other words, can a Small Business establish a CTA with a Large Business...Read More
    HeatherR
    Hi Skip,GSA addresses this question on the Small Business Set Aside FAQ page, #13. http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/113371"How do set-asides apply to Contractor Team Arrangements (CTAs)? For example, if an order is set-aside for small business, do...Read More
    FPA-Advocacy
    What you need to know:Interim rule for FAR Case 2011-024 fails to acknowledge the fact that the the original FAR  8.4 exemption was not based on any statutes and was inconsistent with applicable laws and regulations as stated by SBA on their...Read More
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    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is one of the premier advocates of small businesses.  While small business set-asides are not allowed under the VA Federal Supply Schedules Program, we seek to utilize small businesses as much as possible. In fact, for purchases made under the VA Federal Supply Schedule Program, VA ordering facilities may:
     
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    Register now to learn about the flexibility of GSA's acquisition tools:·  Blanket Purchase Agreements·  Contractor Team Arrangements When: Wednesday, November 02, 2011Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm EDTHosted by:  FAS Office of Acquisition Management, MAS Program Division
     
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    Webinar Topic: Using the GSA Schedules to Help You Buy “Green” Recording Link: http://gsafas.adobeconnect.com/buyinggreenwebinar/ Oct. 20, 2011: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT Presented by: Dana Arnold, Director, Program Analysis Division, GSA/FAS Office of Acquisition Management This webinar will help you:
     
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    Join us for an extra, free, December webinar on Thursday, December 15th, at 1pm.  CLP credit is available. The webinar will address how the FAR was changed to provide agencies with discretionary authority to set-aside orders against multiple award contracts for small business.  For more details on the webinar and to register, please visit us at: http://interact.gsa.gov/gsa-event/special-december-webinar-gsa-schedules-and-utilization-small-business
     
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    In this Small Business Utilization video (4 of 7), Mahruba Uddowla continues with information on the GSA eBuy site. Individuals who have been awarded that specific schedule have access to the entire eBuy site. Within the eBuy you are able to request information, issue requirements, issue orders, and obtain quotes and more!  Click here to watch this video on YouTube. To find out more about the Small Business Utilization series, be sure to tune in every Wednesday for updates!
     
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    Mark Lee, Policy Chief for the MAS Program office, gives you an overview of CTAs within GSA Schedules.  The first part of this series (video 1 of 9) goes over objectives for this CTA series, the basic of CTAs, CTA benefits, and starts to address the common legal elements of CTAs. To watch the video on YouTube, click here.
     
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    Mahruba Uddowla, of the Multiple Award Schedules Office of GSA, continues her presentation on GSA Schedules and Small Business Utilization in video 3 of 7. In this video, Mahruba covers the basics of the Schedules Program which include the Socioeconomic Credit, MAS Contractors’ Catalogs/Pricelists, GSA Advantage, and eLibrary.  Click here to watch this video on YouTube. Tune in next Wednesday as our interactive series on Small Business Utilization continues.
     
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    As many of you are probably aware, on February 10, 2012 the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a Final Rule increasing 37 small business size standards for 34 industries and three sub-industries in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 54 Professional, Technical, and Scientific Services.
     
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    kmcfall
    In regards to the last paragraph of your post, if a MAS contractor rereps its self as a small (when previously they were other than) in response to the solicitation refresh and they do not meet the conditions noted in 1 - 3, does the original size of the...Read More
    MAS Blogger
    The "other than small" MAS contractor cannot, and does not, rerep in response to the solicitation refresh. They can only rerep under one of the 3 conditions listed in the article.
    SBDC_07
    Let me set a scenario:- I'm Company B and have a MOBIS schedule and certified as small business.- I had to renew my option in December 2011, but because of my growth I'm no longer considered SB so I recertify as "other than small"- On...Read More
    Brad deMers
     This is just my opinion.  Your GSA CO or SBA may have another opinon.  In accordance with FAR 19.301-3(a) you MAY be able to re-represent your size in accordance with FAR 19.301-2(b)(2). I say "MAY" because usually these...Read More
    Brad deMers
    Regarding SBC_07's  question scenerio, here is my assumption: 1. MOBIS contract was awarded as a small business. 2. Option renewal in December 2011 re-reppred as large. 3. Now qualifies as small under new size standards. From...Read More
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    eBuy, GSA’s request-for-quote (RFQ) system, has been updated to facilitate set-asides. Now you can choose whether your requirement will be set-aside for small business or another small business category.  If you decide to set-aside the requirement, then the RFQ will be viewable only by eligible Schedule contractors. For example, only HubZone Schedule contractors could view a RFQ set-aside for HubZone small business concerns. 
     
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