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FYI: FSSI OS3 Solution is Awarded

The Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Office Supplies Third Generation Solution (FSSI OS3) has been awarded. There may be additional contract awards pending further review. Through the purchasing channel acquisition, GSA has awarded multiple Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts for office supply products and commodities. Twenty of the twenty-one awards have gone to small business entities. Please note newly awarded OS3 vendors are in the process of being uploaded into the GSAAdvantage!® platform. In the interim, you can order from the OS3 Contractors by contacting them directly.  For more information, please visit the Third Generation FSSI Office Supply Solution page on GSA.gov.

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1supplyx
<p>In the general office supply category, the RFP states that GSA would select 13 small businesses and 2 SDVOSB. &nbsp;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 or more SDVOSB. &nbsp;</p><p>Can the GSA explain why it only awarded 12 small businesses and not 13+? &nbsp;Can the GSA explain why it only awarded 1 SDVOSB and not 2+?</p><p>Thank you.</p>
fssios3blogger
<p><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Currently there is a stay of performance on</span><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;the</span><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;OS3 Purchasing Channel due to pending protests. No additional action can&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif;">be</span><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;taken until&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif;">the</span><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;protests are resolved. Thank you.</span></p>
fssios3blogger
<div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">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.</div><div>&nbsp;</div>
BornsteinSong
<p>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 be helpful to know how many applied.</p>
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