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  • fssios3blogger
    The FSSI OS3 program invites you to join us for our monthly webinars to discover how the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Office Supplies Third Generation (FSSI OS3) cuts costs, reduces price variability, and increases efficiencies by buying everyday supplies – such as pens, paper, and printing items – from a list of contractors
     
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    Last Activity: 2/23/2017 1:50 PM
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  • fssios3blogger
    Notice: As of December 4, 2014,  the U.S.
     
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    Last Activity: 12/4/2014 4:30 PM
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  • fssios3blogger
     
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    Last Activity: 10/21/2014 11:25 AM
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    BornsteinSong
    How many vendors submitted bids on the OS3 Solicitation? There were 47 vendors submitting bids for the FSSI OS2 in 2010, of which GSA awarded 15 FSSI BPAs. Now that the FSSI OS3 awards have been made to 21 vendors, for the sake of transparency, it would...Read More
    fssios3blogger
    There were 139 proposals submitted; late proposals were rejected. Award criteria and evaluation information was posted in solicitation. Twenty-one awards were made with additional contracts pending further review. 
    1supplyx
    In the general office supply category, the RFP states that GSA would select 13 small businesses and 2 SDVOSB.  GSA, on many occasions, dating as far back as the OS3 Industry Day, stated they would potentially choose 13 or more small businesses and 2...Read More
    fssios3blogger
    Currently there is a stay of performance on the OS3 Purchasing Channel due to pending protests. No additional action can be taken until the protests are resolved. Thank you.
  • fssios3blogger
    The final FSSI OS3 RFP for the Requisition Channel is now posted on FedBizOpps.gov. As of today we are in a live procurement environment and are limited in what we can say about the live requisition solicitation. We thank you for your participation and sharing your feedback with us. Good luck, we look forward to a very good competition. The FSSI OS3 Team  
     
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    Last Activity: 7/22/2014 9:54 AM
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    Clause4Alarm
    Please provide a quick clarification for me.  How is this different or how will it affect the current OS3 negotiations and proposal?
    fssios3blogger
    The RFP that was issued yesterday is for the requisition channel, which is specifically for customers placing orders using requisitions.  Whereas, the purchasing channel  is primarily used by customers placing orders with Government Purchase...Read More
    BornsteinSong
    Now that GSA has been successful in the OS3 Protests, when will GSA make the FSSI OS3 awards?
  • fssios3blogger
      The final FSSI OS3 Purchasing Channel RFP has been issued today on FedBizOpps.gov.  
     
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    Last Activity: 5/27/2014 2:41 PM
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    lmeyer5150
    Do we still have time to submit bids?  When is the last date we can submit?
    Janet Myhre
    Revised Market Basket Items document release date?Understanding that GSA is receiving feedback form industry regarding items that have been included on the RFP that may not be TAA complaint.Can you please update industry as to the status of the market...Read More
    fssios3blogger
    An amendment is anticipated to be posted in FBO.gov by close of business today.Please refer to the Federal Business Opportunities website (FBO.gov) for the Amendment. 
    sourcetech1335
    Is it true that the OS2 has been extened till Nov 2014?  If so how would this effect the new proposals?
    fssios3blogger
    In order to continue to serve our Federal Customers' needs, some OS2 BPAs have been extended.  A notice will be posted in FBO in accordance with FAR requirements.  OS3 Purchasing remains in the Evaluation Phase.
  • fssios3blogger
    With an eye toward transparency and demonstrating its commitment to Small Business, today GSA released its Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative
     
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    Last Activity: 4/25/2014 10:51 AM
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  • fssios3blogger
    Some important updates regarding the OS3 Purchasing Channel RFP: Amendment A0003 extends the due date from Monday, March 17 to Monday March 24, 2014.      Please note, due time of 5:00pm EDT remains unchanged.   Amendment A0004 provides the replacement spreadsheet Attachment 1. 
     
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    Last Activity: 3/18/2014 4:38 PM
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  • fssios3blogger
    Seeking comments for this portion of the draft OS3 Requisition SOW:
     
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    Last Activity: 2/27/2014 5:55 PM
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    rewangard
    To better allocate staffing resources, I would recommend alternating every other order such as written up in the example.
  • fssios3blogger
    Amendment A0001 for OS3-Purchasing was posted to FBO.gov on February 21, 2014. 
     
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    Last Activity: 2/26/2014 4:25 PM
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  • fssios3blogger
    Do you have questions about the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) for the Requisition Channel for Office Supplies or want to offer feedback? If so, we invite you to join representatives from GSA for a virtual meeting on Wednesday, February 19, 2013  from 1:00PM to 3:30PM pm (EST).
     
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    Last Activity: 2/7/2014 11:28 AM
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