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  • fssios3blogger
    What North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code(s) does your company currently use to provide office supplies?  If you supply to resellers please let us know which codes they're using as well.
     
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  • fssios3blogger
    Greetings OS Community! As requested we are posting audio files of the FSSI OS3 Industry Day event that took place on August 6, 2013.  The audio component is broken out into three parts about 55 minutes each; please click on the hyperlink to access each audio file:
     
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  • tina franzese
    Hello FSSI OS3 Community! Did you know that since inception in June 2010, 76% of all dollars spent through the FSSI OS2 vehicle have gone to small business? Prior to OS2 and under MAS 75, only 66% of spend went to small business. From the beginning of the program, we made increasing opportunities for small businesses a central component of the strategy. GSA is committed to maximizing small business opportunities as much as possible, and we will continue this commitment as we move to the next generation of the FSSI OS vehicle.
     
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    Last Activity: 8/16/2013 2:49 PM
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    pencil83054
    That is an interesting observation.  Not exactly certain where these data points are being generated.  As I see it, it appears that GSA may be looking through a different lense when capturing actual sales data.  While the business is being...Read More
    tina franzese
    Thanks for your comment. Since inception through May 2013, the latest month of data, 75.83% of FSSI OS2 spend has gone to small business.  In fact, for FY 13, 76.58% of spend has gone to small business, therefore it is actually increasing....Read More
    pencil83054
    While I am certain that some of the products may be out of scope to the OS2 BPA, it is a bit difficult to comprehend that almost all of the small participating businesses on the BPA are channeling more than 90% of their reported contract sales through...Read More
  • fssios3blogger
    In OS2, basic office supply items such as pens, paper, toner cartridges, staples, etc. are considered in-scope.  For OS3, should we expand the scope to include small "stand alone" office furniture items such as tables and chairs not part of integrated  or modular furniture systems? 
     
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    Last Activity: 7/31/2013 10:20 AM
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    stacy.thielke
    Yes it makes sense to adjust the scope to include the listed items in FSSI OS3 .
    Clause4Alarm
    Only if OS3 is open to new contractors.  OS2 continued from an option period of OS1 and OS2 appears to be heading in the same direction (please correct me if I am wrong).  The FSSI OS program has been a point of pride for GSA, but it is a...Read More
  • fssios3blogger
    For the upcoming OS3 program, how should GSA procure office supplies Outside the Contiguous United States (OCONUS)? Should we ship directly from the U.S. or should we look into buying from overseas (local) suppliers? Your opinion counts, please share your suggestions with us. Thanks!  
     
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    Last Activity: 7/23/2013 5:19 PM
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    pencil83054
    It is good to hear that this question has been raised.  It occurs to me that this question raises other questions that need to be answered first.   Will overseas customer be required to adhere to the FAR?  The answer to that question...Read More
    fssios3blogger
    Thank you for sharing your comment.  Yes, we must follow the FAR in creating a solution for our customers.  We are considering all options and will continue to solicit feedback.
  • tina franzese
    The FSSI OS PMO will be hosting:   FSSI OS3 Industry Day   Date:    August 6, 2013   
     
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    Last Activity: 7/10/2013 2:28 PM
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    aubreyw
    Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments through the FSSI OS3 Community. The Coalition for Government Procurement looks forward to the upcoming OS3 Industry Day.   If GSA plans to solicit industry feedback as part of the meeting,...Read More
  • tina franzese
    Currently when placing an order under the FSSI OS2 BPAs there is a minimum order requirement of $100, unless the vendor wishes to offer a lower minimum. This requirement was put into place to help lower costs and help the environment through less shipping. What does industry think about this minimum order requirement - should it be higher, lower or stay the same? Please share your thoughts with us. Thanks!
     
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  • fas_webadmin
    Welcome and away we go! The intent of this FSSI OS3 collaborative forum is to increase engagement and interaction with GSA's Industry Partners and FSSI OS2 Commodity Team stakeholders as we move to the next FSSI evolution for Office Supplies.  The OS3 community welcomes all industry partners, agency stakeholders and potential agency stakeholders looking to find out information and latest progress on the OS3 procurement.
     
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    Last Activity: 6/4/2013 2:46 PM
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    craigyokum
    Thank you - I have invited my Program Analyst friend in HHS/ASPR/OEM to join as well as I believe he coordinates purchases through GSAAdvantage for HHS.

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