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  • MAS Blogger
    Register Now! GSA Global Supply Thursday, April 17, 2014 1:00:00 PM EDT - 3:00:00 PM EDT Open to all. This specialized training course focuses on GSA Global Supply’s requisition-based ordering for thousands of products. From office supplies to tools and much more, this acquisition system meets all federal procurement guidelines. Learn how flexible ordering and billing make purchasing easy and efficient. Two (2) CLP credits.
     
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    Brian Martin, Monte Kapec, and LTC Marc Bustamante
     
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  • MAS Blogger
    Ordering activities often ask why they should use GSA Schedules to meet their procurement needs, and what are the benefits of doing so?  In this article we will outline some key benefits of using GSA Schedules. 
     
     
    Jack.R.Alexander.Jr
    Great summary, thanks!
    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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    Over the past week, the MAS Interact group has exceeded 10,000 members!
     
    Last Activity 2/27/2014 3:40 PM
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    Contractors that wish to get on a GSA Schedule (or any Federal contract) must have a DUNS number. A DUNS number is a unique nine character identification number provided by the Dun and Bradstreet company.
     
    Last Activity 2/26/2014 7:30 PM
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    Brad deMers
    Thanks for this post regarding the importance of DUNS number consistency. As posted here , I would like to add:The greatest motivator to keep the order level DUNS consistent with the FSS Contract DUNS is payment. When an ordering activity issues an...Read More
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    Please post comments or additional questions here regarding our Multiple Award Schedules webinars!
     
    Last Activity 2/25/2014 1:01 PM
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    AJHines
    I attended the Multiple Award Schedules Training webinar on 2/6/14. After the course, I am now educated on what a GSA Schedule does and is but I am still unclear on some things.I work for an 8(a) graduated, minority-owned small business that has been...Read More
    NHBuildings
    I just recently saw the training video with Tommy Benton, on Schedules vs Open market all 11 Videos were great, is there a manual for this yet?
    MAS Blogger
    Student guides for training are listed here: http://gsa.gov/portal/content/141427 and the MAS Desk Reference is a great overall guide to Schedules: www.gsa.gov/masdeskreference
    MANUEL GOYONAGA
    What would be the best answer to this question to a RFQ: We are a small business interested in providing a proposal on the above mentioned RFQ. Will you be accepting open market quotes?
    MAS Blogger
    Not sure on the whole context of this question. But it sounds like a small business vendor that is NOT on Schedule wants to be able to submit a quote for a GSA Schedules RFQ. If a RFQ is posted for GSA Schedule holders, then ONLY quotes from vendors with...Read More
  • MAS Blogger
    Webinar: FAR Subpart 8.4 versus Open Market (3/6/14) Register Here! (https://interact.gsa.gov/event-registration?id=70130000001sg9xAAA&utm_so...) Take this online training and you will be able to:
     
    Last Activity 2/24/2014 11:01 AM
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    FAS partnered with FAI and the DAU to offer a comprehensive suite of online training covering FAS acquisition offerings for the acquisition workforce. Courses are listed with the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System (FAITAS) and hosted on the DAU Virtual Campus. Courses include Basic Contracting for GSA Schedules, GSA Global Supply, and GSA Schedules and Small Business.
     
    Last Activity 1/17/2014 7:47 AM
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    MAS Blogger
    Hi folks: Don't forget to visit our YouTube 'GSA Training Sessions' playlist to learn more about specific GSA Schedules topics.
    Maureen Duckworth
    Could you please provide a class on the use of Other Dirct Costs (ODC) on Schedule?  This is commonly misunderstood and the general population is in dire need of education.  thank you 
    MAS Blogger
    Hi Maureen: Good suggestion. The MAS Program Division is working on ODC policy--and a course, or training module, on that topic would be helpful. It's on our radar for FY2013.
    kbuehne
    Any update on the ODC class that Maureen suggested.  I agree, it's well-needed!! 
    MAS Blogger
    An ODC class is a good suggestion. Here is some more detail on ODCs taken from our MAS Desk Reference: When putting together the acquisition plan, ordering activities should also consider how much and what types of Other Direct Costs (ODCs) are...Read More
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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from “How To Integrate Green into Acquisition” Webinar Training (12/19/2013) Is the webinar, “How To Integrate Green into Acquisition”, required training?
     
    Last Activity 1/6/2014 11:13 AM
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    MaureenCruzR5
    Will this Webinar Training be done again?
    MAS Blogger
    Yes, this live webinar will be offered again in April or May. Check back at the webinar schedule: www.gsa.gov/masnews.Also, the training is available to all gov't employees, 24/7, at: http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=1967Read More
    paulylock
    Were may i go to get more information on BPO's 
    paulylock
    Were may i go to get more information on BPO's 
    MAS Blogger
    For more information on Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) go to: www.gsa.gov/bpaThere is no "minimum" limit on the dollar value of an order placed against a BPA.
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    Achieve Cost-Savings, Compliance and Efficiency by Using the Newest MAS Desk Reference
     
    Last Activity 12/16/2013 2:25 PM
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