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    Welcome to the GSA Schedules group! We hope you will find this a helpful resource for the latest official news and policy about GSA Schedules. Once you post a comment it becomes part of the public conversation. While all comments are welcome, please keep in mind that comments should remain related to the subject matter of the post. We ask that everyone who posts engages in respectful dialogue. Additionally, it is our policy not to delete comments unless it is completely off-topic or deemed a spam entry.
     
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    Can an interested party protest an agency’s solicitation for schedule contract services/supplies, cancellation of an RFQ, or the award to another contractor on the same GSA Schedule (FAR 33.101)? Yes. In the MAS solicitations, we do have Clause 52.233-2, Service of Protest (SEP 2006), and it will have the address where to obtain written acknowledgement from the Contracting Officer.
     
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    Maggie Glynn
    Can a contractor list an item on more than one GSA Schedule Contract?  We have items on our contract that would not only belong on Schedule 73, but on 56 and 75?
    dorcutt
    Hi Maggie: Contractors should review the statement of work for each Schedule to see if their product/service is within scope of that particular Schedule.  A good resource to tap into is the GSA Schedules solicitation page [www.gsa.gov/...Read More
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    GSA Schedules are a convenient, effective option for both ordering activities and Schedule contractors. Ordering activities enjoy simplified ordering procedures and reduced prices, while Schedule contractors connect with federal business quickly and easily. Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) greatly enhance the flexibility of the program. BPA features offer:
     
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    NavyContractingSD
     But What’s the Connection with CTAs? It says: "Additional features of the Schedules program, including Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) and Contractor Team Arrangements (CTAs), greatly enhance the flexibility of the program. These...Read More
    evanforce
    How do I effectively market my products that are available on GSA Advantage!?  It oftens seems that either the ordering parties are unaware of the offerings or are unaware of GSA Advantage.
    MAS Blogger
    Hi 'evanforce': A great resource for GSA Contractors that want to effectively market to the government is located at the Vendor Support Center--GSA's "Steps To Success." https://vsc.gsa.gov/stepstosuccess.pdf. It...Read More
    amilfordjr
    Let me thank for the recent response about GSA I got a new question as a SDVOB that has  supplies and new to the game(01-2011) Can I just sell my products on Gov. Purchase card to streamline not being on GSA Adv.I am having a hard time getting the...Read More
    MAS Blogger
     Hi 'amilfordjr':  You definitely want to take advantage of all the resources and training at the Vendor Support Center. Also, your GSA contracting officer is a good resource for specific questions.
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    MAS Blogger
    GSA Schedule contractors can now sell to the American National Red Cross through their Federal Supply Schedules contract.  Section 2 of the Federal Supply Schedules Usage Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-263), provides that in furtherance of the purposes of the American National Red Cross as set forth in 36 U.S.C. § 300102, the Administrator of General Services may provide for the use of the Federal Supply Schedules. GSA, pursuant to this Act, has authorized the American National Red Cross to access Schedules when purchasing in furtherance of its purposes as set forth in 36 U.S.C.
     
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    To better meet the needs of GSA’s customer agencies, a deviation to FAR Part 51.1 has been approved to expand the authority of contractors to use GSA sources of supply placed on a time-and-materials (T&M)/labor-hour (LH) basis. Federal Government contracting officers have been authorized to give all GSA contractors access to the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) and GSA Global Supply Programs when deemed appropriate for fulfillment of their agency requirements. Please note that the FSS Program is inclusive of those Schedules managed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
     
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    Recently we received the following question on our GSA Schedules Facebook page: Can someone please kindly explain what seems to be duplication in effort in government cooperative purchasing http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/100739 and http://www.uscommunities.org/?
     
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    Do you have a question about the GSA Schedules program? Would you like to talk to one of our procurement analysts? Please join the FAS Office of Acquisition Management's 1-hour live chat Q&A webinar this Thursday, April 7, at 1pm EST. Webinars will be held the first Thursday of every month! MAS Blogger invites you to attend this online meeting.
     
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    christy.jackiewicz
    I posted your event on our Twitter account.
    ken.allredsr
    Is there anyone that can explain the duplication of submittal documents in eoffer? Example "offered pricing" is included in our proposal document, as well as "organization structure"  "professional services experience...Read More
    ken.allredsr
    Is there anyone that can explain the duplication of submittal documents in eoffer? Example "offered pricing" is included in our proposal document, as well as "organization structure"  "professional services experience...Read More
    MAS Blogger
    According to my eOffer Expert:"eOffer displays documents that are listed in the Solicitation in SWS. Each Center is responsible for their solicitations and whatever documents they include, as documents to be uploaded to eOffer, will display. Some...Read More
    MAS Blogger
    Hi 'Ken.allredsr'. I have reached out to our eOffer expert for an answer. Thanks for your patience.
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    MAS Blogger
    Are you aware how the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) addresses the policy on handling open market items on Federal Supply Schedues (FSS) contracts? Open market items are also known as incidental items, noncontract items, non-Schedule items, and items not on a GSA Schedule contract.
     
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    NavyContractingSD
    ...or is it already included in the Schedule contract price?  Which Schedule contract clause can I show to the contractor on this issue?
    tehealy
    one of our contractors is having an issue with a federal agency in responding to a request for a quote that limits the dollar value of open market items to $3,000.  The agency, the National Science Foundation, is telling our contractor that this is...Read More
    MAS Blogger
    There is no limit on the dollar value of open market items on Schedule orders.  However, FAR 8.402(f) states that open market items can be added to Schedules orders only if "all applicable acquisition regulations pertaining to the purchase of...Read More
    hiteq
    I am new to the GSA Arena and want to know if I am allowed to quote items on ebuy that are not on my GSA Schedule as long as note that .as such that I am an Authorized Reseller (VAR) of items
    MAS Blogger
    @hiteq -  RFQs for Schedule orders require quotes that offer a Schedule solution (i.e. Schedule supplies/services). Sometimes those solutions require ancillary items that are not on Schedule.  In these situations, agencies can buy these...Read More

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