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  • Na.Lin
    The General Services Administration Federal Acquisition Services is posting this notification to host a public webinar via Adobe Connect Meeting Space.  The purpose of this webinar is to foster and better relationship and understanding with industry regarding the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program under Schedules 48 (Transportation, Delivery and Relocation Solutions) and 599 (Travel Services Solutions).  The format of this webinar will be in question and answer format. 
     
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    Last Activity: 8/14/2017 12:07 PM
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    Na.Lin
    Update:The questions due date has been extended to Wednesday August 23.  The webinar has also been changed to September 6th at 10 AM ET.Webinar:URL: https://meet.gsa.gov/r6fh0s0ghj9/Start Date & Time: 9/6/2017, 10:00 AM ETDuration: 1...Read More
  • Jcboyle02
    The General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is planning to refresh all GSA Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) to incorporate seven provision and clause updates in October 2016.  This update will align MAS solicitations and contracts with recent policy changes.  Please see the “Significant Changes” attachment for an overview of the planned changes.  
     
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    Last Activity: 10/3/2016 3:22 PM
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  • MAS Blogger
    GSA is embarking on several initiatives to improve the quality of our offerings on Multiple Award Schedules (MAS). As such, we are seeking strong collaboration with our industry partners to help us improve product number data quality on MAS through submission of all awarded base products and associated descriptive data on GSA Advantage.  The anticipated outcome of this effort is to provide agencies with quality, meaningful, and complete data to better search and compare products.
     
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    Last Activity: 7/29/2014 4:21 PM
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    kentsmith5
    In our industry there are thousands of parts on each product we offer.  We currently have, approximately, 6000 items on our options list.  I'm not sure its feasable or practical to get or to maintain the UPC or MPN for all...Read More
    bzellmer
    I 100% agree that GSA needs to use the combination of manufacturer name AND manufacturer part number to identify unique item records.  To make this work GSA will have invest in maintaining and validating a controlled list of manufacturer names, like...Read More
    fabricare
    Similar to JamesFortNevers of Nevers Industries above, all products from our company are custom made.  We are window treatment manufacturers, using hundreds of seasonally changing fabrics and making products to exactly fit specific sized windows or...Read More
    lutzco
    I agree the Manufacturer and Manufacturer's part number should be included to keep like products in true comparison. I have seen many products that we offer, offered from other suppliers  that do not fall into the 10% pricing comparison rules....Read More
  • fsupply
    We have a product on our GSA schedule that went to bid on 'FED BIZ OPPS'.  My question is:  Is there an advantage in having this product on our GSA and bidding it with that price OR just bidding it as an open market item with a lower price? How much assurity is there in getting the bid with the item on our GSA schedule? I'm assuming that we should get it, because we are the only supplier that has the products on GSA currently.  YOUR THOUGHTS!!
     
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    Last Activity: 8/28/2013 11:04 AM
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    vtarbell_1
    You can bid a lower price than what is on your contract without going open market. The contract price is the highest price you are allowed to charge, not the lowest. If you are counting on having it on contract as giving you an advantage, then you...Read More
    dgonnion
    I"m not sure what the question was that prompted the reply above...however..I have a question that seems relevant.. My company was recently awarded a schedule....IT 70 space..we're also a Small Disadvantaged Business.. Recently we replied to an...Read More
    Maureen Duckworth
    FAR 8.405-4 discusses Price reductions "Schedule contractors are not required to pass on to all schedule users a price reduction extended only to an individual ordering activity for a specific order or BPA.
    mmryon
    My belief was that if we offer a lower price to one customer, then we have to justify why we provided to one customer but not the other.And we may have to justify as well during any audit that may come about by this practice. How is this by the IG when...Read More
    daniel pepersack
    You can always sell lower to the Federal Government then you schedule.  It is good practice to note in the file three things:1. Why:  This can be as simple as, "we think that it a very important account (who is GSA to say differently)....Read More
  • VA FSS Service
    VA FSS Service is proud to announce a new training program for our prospective vendors and current contractors.  Designed to teach on the various aspects of the VA Schedule solicitation proposal submission and review process, this training program will increase our organizational transparency and provide participants with an open forum for discussions with VA Schedule subject matter experts. To reach the widest audience possible, this training program will feature live webinars, podcasts, blogs, and enhanced training articles in our monthly newsletter.
     
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    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:12 PM
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  • VincentUrso
      I have heard from several clients that schedule 75 is opening up Oct 1, 2012.. Can someone please confirm, GSA said for 2 years 2010? Thanks 
     
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    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:12 PM
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    jladick
    http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/101378They froze it October 2010 and said it will re-open in 24 months. With the Demand Based Model coming and some potential freezing of more Schedules, I would expect the GSA to potentially postpone the re-opening. We...Read More
    JLEE
    GSA is still evaluating Schedule 75 to determine if it is in the best interest of the Government to either re-open or maintain the current status.  A final decision will be published in FED BizOps within the next two weeks.
    JLEE
    After review and careful consideration, it has been determined Schedule 75 will remain closed to new offers for an additional 12 months. The Schedule will re-open effective October 1, 2013 and new offers will be accepted at that time. 
  • kevin@jlwsenter...
    We hold a schedule 75 and are looking for a partner who will take the lead and create a win win for both parties. We are a small business, SDVO and Hubzone certified.
     
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    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:12 PM
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  • jladick
    Yesterday I got a call from a very nice guy asking me some questions and trying to see if a GSA Contract would be worth pursuing for his customer. He specifically asked me how many government contracts go through the GSA, and I didn't know the exact answer, so I did some research. Comparing GSA sales numbers from the GSA Schedule Search Query (SSQ) to overall federal contract numbers from usaspending.gov, I was able to calculate the percentages of federal contracts that are GSA contracts from 2008 - 2011. I turned he results into a blogpost here:
     
     
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  • VA FSS Service
    This month’s newsletter offers great information about GSA’s interactive online community, GSA Interact.  Read the In the News section to learn how you can use this community to keep up-to-date on Schedule issues and become a part of the conversation.
     
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    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:12 PM
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  • OcelcoInc
    I'm curious to understand how the buyer decides which factors determine purchasing items open market verses the EXACT same items on our FSS contract. We are the ONLY contractor to have those items on a FSS Class 65II-A contract. We notified the agent by phone and by read-receipt email, that those items are awarded on our contract, listed on the MSPV, and on GSA Advantage. The read-receipt email was viewed, and the phone call was ignored.
     
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    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:12 PM
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    maddyang10
    Assuming the purchase in question was from a VA buyer, then the purchase should have been made to a VA FSS contrctor for the same item.  The VA is mandated to use VA schedules unless what they are looking to buy is not covered under a VA schedule....Read More

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