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Market Research Opportunity - Help GSA Examine Opportunity to Enhance Competition

GSA is seeking stakeholder feedback and collaboration on a new flexibility to enhance competition under the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program.  Section 876 of the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) gives GSA the authority to have an acquisition strategy that focuses on creating robust competition at the order level rather than evaluating prices for services acquired on an hourly rate basis at the contract level.  


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DRAFT Solicitation 7FCI-F8-030056-B for Schedule 56 Refresh 28

i. DISCLAIMER: GSA FAS is posting this notification of a planned solicitation refresh or mass modification as a courtesy to industry. All comments on the attached DRAFT document must be submitted in the `Comments' section below within ten (10) business days of this posting Comments provided elsewhere or after 10 business days will not be considered. GSA FAS will consider all relevant comments and make changes to the DRAFT as appropriate, but will not issue a formal response to industry comments or related inquiries.

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Recent Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Rule Finalizes Enhanced Competition Procedures for Federal Supply Schedules (FSS)

An interim rule was published in the Federal Register on March 16, 2011 increasing competition requirement for Multiple Award Contracts, and implemented Section 863 of the Fiscal Year 2009 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

The interim rule enhances competition requirements for orders placed against Multiple Award Contracts, including:


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GSA Schedules and IDIQ Orders

Can you place Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) orders against Federal Supply Schedules (FSS)?
Currently, there is no policy in FAR Subpart 8.4 that strictly prohibits the placement of an IDIQ order against a FSS; however, it is not an appropriate order type for the following reasons:


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VA Federal Supply Schedules

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Acquisition Center (NAC) Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Program supports the healthcare requirements of the VA and other federal government agencies (OGA).  In 1981, the VA launched the VA managed FSS program  under  delegated authority by GSA (see FAR 8.402(a)) for multiple award contracts for medical equipment, supply, pharmaceutical, and service


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FAR 51 Deviation - A Tool to Help You Achieve a Total Solution

To better meet the needs of GSA’s customer agencies, a deviation to FAR Part 51.1 has been approved to expand the authority of contractors to use GSA sources of supply placed on a time-and-materials (T&M)/labor-hour (LH) basis. Federal Government contracting officers have been authorized to give all GSA contractors access to the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) and GSA Global Supply Programs when deemed appropriate for fulfillment of their agency requirements. Please note that the FSS Program is inclusive of those Schedules managed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.


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