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Register now for Professional Services June Office Hours and Industry webinar

Don’t miss this month’s Professional Services Category June Office Hours and June 22 Industry webinar. Office Hours, open to federal agencies, will address questions about NAICS codes and set asides. The Industry webinar, open to existing and potential Professional Services Schedule vendors, will review some of the steps vendors should take as a new Schedule holder.

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Seeking Industry Feedback: Copy Paper Requirements for the OS3 Requisition Channel

The draft requisition channel Bundling Analysis posted last week  on Wednesday, October 23rd, references the potential of a paper set-aside for Small Businesses.  As freight is a major cost-driver for small paper orders (less than a pallet), it has been suggested that vendors with larger distribution infrastructures (i.e.

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June 14 Webinar: GSA Schedules and the Utilization of Small Business

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST
Credit=1 Continuous Learning Point (CLP)

Join us for this Small Business Utilization training online and receive one (1) continuous learning point (CLP).  Learn how the FAR has changed to provide agencies with the discretionary authority to set-aside orders against multiple award contracts for small business.

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Video: Small Business Utilization (Pt 7 of 7)

Mahruba Uddowla, GSA MAS Program Analyst, finishes off the Small Business Utilization series with a few frequently asked questions regarding set aside orders, recertification processes, and evaluation factors. To end the series, Mahruba also provides RFQ language samples, helpful links and a step by step approach for reaching small businesses under Schedules.  Click here to watch this video on YouTube.

Be sure to return next Wednesday as we kickoff the GSA Training: Buy Green series!

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eBuy is “Set-Aside” Ready!

eBuy, GSA’s request-for-quote (RFQ) system, has been updated to facilitate set-asides.
 
Now you can choose whether your requirement will be set-aside for small business or another small business category.  If you decide to set-aside the requirement, then the RFQ will be viewable only by eligible Schedule contractors. For example, only HubZone Schedule contractors could view a RFQ set-aside for HubZone small business concerns.
 

eBuy: What happens when you select a set-aside from the drop-down menu
eBuy screenshot: Additional language added to the RFQ posting in eCAT.
eBuy screenshot: Area to choose what type of set-aside.
eBuy screenshot: Area to note whether the requirement is being set-aside.

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Small Business Set-Asides are now an option for customers placing orders against MAS

As a schedule contractor it's important to understand the implications of the Small Business Jobs Act on the Schedules program and specifically what changes are taking place for your customers or potential clients.  Learn what you need to know about how the rules on set-asides have changed.  Use the resources GSA provides to help you become a resource for your customers.  It's another tool in the toolkit that you need to be able to help your customers understand fully.

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Set Aside Orders for Small Business

What You Need To Know

Interim rule for FAR Case 2011-024, effective Nov. 2, 2011, provides agencies with the ability to set aside orders and Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) issued under Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program.

Before this rule, agencies were prohibited from setting aside orders and BPAs under the MAS program.

Set Asides

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