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  • MAS Blogger
    GSAC, located in Region 7, Fort Worth, Texas, manages four GSA Schedule programs and is home to over 3,000 Contractors.    
     
    Last Activity 5/1/2015 12:22 PM
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  • MAS Blogger
    GSA is transforming the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Program to drive better value and save taxpayer dollars. This major transformation will set the stage for a variety of improvements, among them pricing reform through the collection and use of transactional data (i.e., actual prices paid) for Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts and other GSA contract vehicles. This reform will serve as an additional tool for Contracting Officers to evaluate price reasonableness and assist in the overall effort to implement category management across Federal acquisition.
     
    Last Activity 4/13/2015 12:37 PM
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  • MAS Blogger
    Still Room as of 4/9/15!  GSA/FAS Office of Acquisition Management (QV), MAS Program Office is hosting a vendor forum. The Forum will focus on how to improve MAS services pricing and offerings.  Please come with ideas to address this topic. Thank you again for your interest in the success and vitality of the MAS program. Location:  In-person meeting at GSA Headquarters Building 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC.    Start Time: 4/13/2014   8:30 AM End Time: 4/13/2014   4:00 PM Time Zone: Eastern Time (US)
     
    Last Activity 4/13/2015 12:35 PM
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  • MAS Blogger
    GSA is transforming the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Program to drive better value for customer agencies and save taxpayer dollars. This major transformation will set  the stage for a variety of improvements, among them pricing reform through the collection and use of transactional data (i.e., actual prices paid) for Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts and other GSA contract vehicles.
     
    Last Activity 4/6/2015 10:19 AM
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  • MAS Blogger
    For 60 years, GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) have made it possible for federal agencies to buy smarter. Today, GSA is transforming MAS to enhance this widely used $33 billion a year program to ensure that it continues to offer efficiency and value to both government and Industry. This transformation will include pricing reform.
     
    Last Activity 3/31/2015 9:53 AM
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  • MAS Blogger
    GSA published a Federal Register notice (80 FR 15011) on March 20, 2015, requesting feedback on a proposed class deviation to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to addr
     
    Last Activity 3/27/2015 2:03 PM
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  • MAS Blogger
    Please fill out your respective survey today (scroll down for Industry survey)! Surveys close February 20, 2015!
     
     
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    Last Activity 12/15/2014 12:57 PM
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  • MAS Blogger
    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.
     
    Last Activity 11/12/2014 8:09 AM
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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
    MAS Blogger
    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
    Clause4Alarm
    "...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
    MAS Blogger
    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
  • MAS Blogger
    The GSA Senior Procurement Executive Jeff Koses has signed a class deviation to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 51. This class deviation allows contracting officers to authorize all GSA contractors, who are performing on a time-and-material or labor-hour basis, to purchase ancillary supplies and services from Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contractors or process requisitions through the GSA Global Supply Program. This class deviation is valid for five (5) years from 10/23/2014.   
     
    Last Activity 11/6/2014 10:53 AM
    in Multiple Award Schedules
     
    davidno
    Please help me understand what this changes, in practical terms, from the FAR 51 Deviation that has been around for some time. Or, this just an extension of the same rule for another five years?
    MAS Blogger
    The FAR 51 Deviation is an extension of the same rule.

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