GSA Aims to Simplify Gov’t Buying Process Through Multiple Award Schedule Consolidation

The General Services Administration has announced plans to create a single governmentwide procurement vehicle that will integrate 24 existing government contract vehicles for products and service offerings.

GSA said Tuesday it aims to simplify the buying process for customer agencies at the federal, state and local levels through a Multiple Award Schedules consolidation effort as part of the agency's Federal Marketplace strategy.

“This is an important step in addressing feedback we’ve received from our government and business partners," said GSA Administrator Emily Murphy.

The MAS program serves a means for government buyers to select from more than 10M commercial offerings and order directly from Schedule contract holders or via the GSA Advantage shopping and ordering website.

Murphy added that reforming the schedules can make it easier for small businesses to participate in the program and reduce duplication for vendors.

GSA plans to host an industry day on Dec. 12 at the agency's headquarters to provide further information about the MAS transformation initiative.

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