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    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    The following content addresses feedback/comments/questions regarding updates to the Market Basket for the JanSan FSSI solution. Answers are  provided by U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).
     
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    Last Activity: 11/19/2013 8:28 AM
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    pencil83054
    I would imagine that all prospective GSA Contract Holders that wish to submit a response for the pending RFQ are thinking this question....  While the information posted on the GSA Interact site is very helpful, will GSA be posting a refreshed...Read More
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    Amendments and updated Attachments have been posted for the JanSan Purchasing Channel RFQ.
    New York Inkjet
    There appears to be several items contained in the market basket that are GAP items, (not TAA compliant),  specifically speaking the of the10 items in Pool 2:  NM 43, NM 47, NM 84, NM 85, NM 86, NM 87, NM 89, NM 93, NM 124, and NM 127.  ...Read More
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    These items have been removed from the market basket.  See Attachment 1 - JanSan Supplies Quote Sheet Revision 2 Dated 11 07 2013.
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    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    Greetings. The following comments and questions were recently submitted by the Coalition for Government Procurement (CGP) on behalf of its membership. They address areas of interest pertaining to the FSSI JanSan and MRO RFPs. The responses are provided by U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). Please feel free to inquire further about the information provided.
     
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    Last Activity: 11/19/2013 8:19 AM
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    1supplyx
    Regarding agency defined reports, who are these for?  GSA or the agencies or both, other?  I know they are submitted to GSA but who will be using them?  Thank you(6) Agency-defined reports at no additional cost: The Contractor shall agree...Read More
    1supplyx
    For OCONUS shipping, does this include only consolidation points or direct shipment to overseas addresses?  Thank you.(8) OCONUS Delivery: Demonstrate ability to recognize orders ultimately bound for overseas and ability to comply with marking,...Read More
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    This is no longer a go/no-go factor; however, it is still a requirement in the RFQ. OCONUS is delivery outside of the contiguous U.S., such as Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and international locations. It does not include consolidation points.
    1supplyx
    The following discussion/question is in regards to category discounts.  To actually achieve the low cost of goods, GSA probably needs to consider what is more important to them, either low costs on the market basket or category discounts.  ...Read More
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    The average market basket discount is applied to non-market basket items.  Market basket items are quoted line by line.  See Section 7.2.2.4 of the RFQ.
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    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    Industry Partners, Many of you have been asking questions as to when the RFQ will be released for the JanSan FSSI.  We are in the final stages of receiving approval from the Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council (SSLC) and working to gather agency commitment letters.  Once this is complete we anticipate releasing the RFQ by late July or early August. Thank you for your participation in this process by providing all of your valuable questions and comments which have assisted in the development of the RFQ.  Please keep checking back here for further updates.
     
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    Last Activity: 11/19/2013 8:02 AM
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    pencil83054
    Just wanted to make certain that I haven't missed the release of the RFQ.  Do you have an updated timeframe for the release of the JanSan FSSI RFQ?
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    JanSan Purchasing Channel final RFQ issued on October 8, 2013.  Closing date is December 5, 2013.
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    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    Hello everyone, The JanSan Team has made several improvements to the draft RFQ that will be released, in final form, late July / early August.  The team will not release another draft RFQ or market basket prior to that date.  Improvements are as follows: JanSan Categories have been reduced from five* to four:
     
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    Last Activity: 11/19/2013 7:57 AM
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    bcd3031
    Some Ability One items in the market baskets such as paper products (i.e. paper towels, toilet tissue, etc.) are required to be added to schedule 75 (Office Solutions:  Supplies & Services). However, most Jan/San schedule holders are a custom to...Read More
    pencil83054
    Now that we are beyond the late July / early August timeframe for release of the Jan San RFQ final form, is their an updated timeframe for release of the final Jan San RFQ.  With the end of summer upon us and the Labor Day weekend looming, does it...Read More
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    JanSan Purchasing Channel final RFQ issued on October 8, 2013.  Closing date is December 5, 2013.
    pencil83054
    Any update on when the RFQ will be published?
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    JanSan Purchasing Channel final RFQ issued on October 8, 2013.  Closing date is December 5, 2013.
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    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    We are beginning work on the JanSan Requisition Channel strategic solution.  We are posting this RFI to conduct market research to help build acquisition strategies for the Requisition Channel.  We are asking for your feedback.
     
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    Last Activity: 11/15/2013 12:24 PM
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    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    Hello everyone, Thank you for sending feedback on the Draft RFQ.  The JanSan Team is reviewing your responses and will be addressing those questions through Interact shortly. 
     
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    Last Activity: 6/20/2013 11:00 AM
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    dugasdeb
    Our normal delivery for standard stocked item orders shipping CONUS is 1 - 2 business days with no additional charge.  There is no difference in the cost of goods or the delivery cost to serve.   Standard for most orders placed...Read More
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    Thank you very much for your response.  We will take this under advisement as we move forward.  
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    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    UPDATE: Registration for this event will be closed at 5 p.m. today, June 3. For those who would like to participate, please sign up as we are only sending out the meeting link to those who are registered.  
     
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    Last Activity: 6/20/2013 10:58 AM
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    FC_champion
    I would like to understand how the Average Discount Requirement will be applied to AbilityOne products. For example, if Product A is AblityOne at GSA price of $100 and average discount is 15%. Will the new price for Product a be $85?
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    Thank you for your comments.  Your feedback is greatly appreciated.  Please remember that the draft RFQ proposed that the average discount was only being applied to the non-market basket items, those which you choose to include in your offer....Read More
    brein
    I have two questions. 1. Page 31 Item 4 states " Four, the inputs will result in a "category discount" this category discount applies to all." Does this mean that each bid will end up with a Category Discount that will be used to compare or rank the...Read More
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
     Q1 the contracting teams are still evaluating the best methodology to use for pricing both market basket items and non-market basket items.  Q2. A non-market basket items are items on your Multiple Award Schedule contract that fall within a...Read More
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    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    Hello everyone,
     
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    Last Activity: 6/4/2013 12:49 PM
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    BTLOEI2
    Please help us better understand how the proposed RFQ and subsequent additional layers of discounts and product fragmentation address the stated FSSI goals below better than transparent pricing. (To be clear, transparent pricing is disclosure of all...Read More
    stevenyudis
    Good Afternoon All, I have been thinking about this question for a few days and would like to give you my thoughts on it. I know at the meeting on May 15 sevral vendors expressed concerns with the approach of applying an average discount to their...Read More
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    Thank you for your comments.  Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
    New York Inkjet
    So with regards to the average discounts and to borrow an example from another member if Product A at GSA price of $100 and average discount is 15%. Will the new price for Product a be $85?And will that continue down the line for all the discount percentRead More
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    In the draft RFQ the proposal was to apply the average discount of the Market Basket items to the non-Market Basket.  We have posted an Interact blog asking for recommendations for pricing non-Market Basket items.JanSan Team
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    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    JanSan Members,  
     
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    Last Activity: 5/10/2013 8:23 AM
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    Last Activity: 5/8/2013 11:41 AM
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    BTLOEI2
    It seems to me, that to truly maximize the opportunities for small and/or innovative bidders, the government’s leverage of volume buying must be made available to all.  In my experience, that’s best served with transparent pricing (aka...Read More
    FSSI JanSan Blogger
    Mr. House,We have taken considerations from both the public and the private sector to help develop a solution for the JanSan initiative.  Thank you for your comments and interest in this program.

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