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    Prior to 2008, dating back to 1994, it was not permissible to protest a task order. The 1994 enactment of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act ("FASA") provided that protests over task or delivery orders were barred unless the protest...Read More
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    Video 3 of 9 of the CTA series will finish up the first topic of Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA) Basics and will move onto the second topic where you will learn the in’s and out’s of Establishing & Utilizing a CTA. This video provides lessons of establishing the CTA with proper communication and task management in mind. To watch the video on YouTube, click here.
     
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    Join us for this Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) training online and receive a training certificate with credit toward your warrant requirements.  To register: http://go.usa.gov/R39 The MAS Basic course is offered in a Part 1/Part 2 format, Credit = 4 Continous Learning Points (CLPs): MAS Basic Course Part 1: 10:30am - 12:00pm EST(Break, 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST)MAS Basic Course Part 2: 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
     
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    In this video of the Small Business Utilization series, Mahruba Uddowla of the Multiple Award Schedules Office continues with the FAQ section of the presentation. In this video, Mahruba discusses what agencies must do in order to prepare for any special determinations associated with the Schedule contracts and what steps an agency must take under the interim rule of the schedules program.  Click here to watch this video on YouTube.
     
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    An interim FAR rule has been published in the Federal Register to include Section 863 of the Fiscal Year 2009 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This rule enhances competition requirements for orders placed against multiple-award contracts, including:
     
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    why is it a mystery for a vendor to get on schedule    we send a step by step letter and then nothing  and why is there a vendor support center and why is it so difficult for vendors to contact their contracting officer?  
    Melinda Wagoner
    Bradley,Getting a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) is no mystery.  The URL below is an excellent resource which provides a list of all the schedules with a direct link to the FedBizOpps solicitation and a point of contact ...Read More
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    Has the maximum order threshold (MOT) been completely replaced by the SAT?  Does the SAT rule apply even if the MOT is less than the SAT?
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    The Maximum Order Threshold (MOT) has only been replaced by the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) in the ordering procedures prescribed by FAR 8.405. In other words, if ordering off an FSS Schedule or FSS BPA, the MOT is no longer the threshold that...Read More
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    Topic: Section 863 - Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To AskPresenter: Nick WestDate: Thursday, June 16, 2011Time: 2:15 pm, Eastern TimeLocation: Online/Conference Room 8061Meeting Password: schedules123
     
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    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Acquisition Center (NAC) Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Program supports the healthcare requirements of the VA and other federal government agencies (OGA).  In 1981, the VA launched the VA managed FSS program  under  delegated authority by GSA (see FAR 8.402(a)) for multiple award contracts for medical equipment, supply, pharmaceutical, and service
     
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    Topic: Ordering from GSA Schedules This live chat is designed for government contracting officers and contract specialists who want to learn about GSA Schedule ordering flexibilities. Please join the 1-hour live chat Q&A webinar this Thursday, May 5, at 1pm EST. Webinars are held the first Thursday of every month! Topic: Ordering from GSA Schedules Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011 Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Time (New York, GMT-04:00) Meeting Password: schedules123
     
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    An interim FAR rule was published in the Federal Register to include Section 865 of the Fiscal Year 2009 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This new rule impacts interagency acquisition ordering procedures and requirements. For GSA Schedules, a best interest determination needs to be done for orders over $500,000.
     
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    Introducing Options Processes Ensuring Integrity (OPEN). This fall, Federal Acquisition Service’s Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) is launching OPEN, a new way to exercise Options to Extend the Period of a Contract. OPEN is the result of a process improvement analysis that: •Greatly reduces the number of steps,•Introduces automated reports and documents,•Provides contract holders and Contracting Officers a clear timeline and underscores acquisition excellence and quality. 
     
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    Maggie Glynn
    Wow!  Thanks for the heads up.I am certain that all Schedule Contract holders will be happy with streamlined processing. We - like all small businesses - have limited resources and personnel, so anything that makes the process easier is welcome!Read More

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