The General Services Administration has found that most contractors agree that the agency’s proposed consolidation of multiple award schedules has a clear format and will benefit industry. In November 2018, GSA announced that its plans to unify 24 contract vehicles into a single government-wide vehicle to simplify agencies’ procurement procedures.
The agency issued two requests for information on the initiative in June and received 586 responses on the RFI on the MAS vehicle’s format. GSA received 480 responses to its RFI on the vehicle’s categories and special item numbers and found that 84 percent of current contractors agree on the clarity of the vehicle’s category, subcategory and SIN mapping reforms. GSA expects to issue the final MAS solicitation on Oct. 1.