The General Services Administration has announced a series of changes to its professional services schedule offerings in order to reduce the number of contracts vendors manage and consolidate contract vehicles.
GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service removed the special item number of non-professional service from the current consolidated schedule, expect for information technology and human resources, the agency said Tuesday.
Tiffany Hixson, professional services category executive for FAS, described the agency’s approach to contract consolidation last week ahead of this announcement (click here to read our previous coverage).
GSA said it made the move to “eliminate the need to submit separate offers for professional services; firms would have the ability to submit a modification request instead – this equates to a substantial decrease in time required to add new services.”
The consolidation will result in the transition of the MOBIS, PES, FAB, AIMS, LOGWORLD, Environmental and Language schedules to GSA’s new professional services schedule and alteration of the solicitations for those schedules.
GSA also plans to issue a mass modification to current contract holders.
The non-professional services contracts within the professional services schedule will have a performance term of one five-year period and three five-year option periods.
GSA will also transfer the contract administration of the AIMS Schedule to the Management Services Center in Auburn, Washington.