GSA Seeks to Remove IT Schedule SIN for Refurbished Equipment

Jeff Brody

The General Services Administration is planning to remove the “grayware” special item number category under the IT Schedule 70 to eliminate government purchases of refurbished or overhauled information technology equipment, FCW reported Wednesday. GSA noted that it would no longer accept new offers for used tools under the SIN until its full retirement in mid-2024 as part of the agency’s efforts to modernize procedures and transition operations to the cloud.

Lawrence Hale, director of the IT security subcategory under GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, said during a recent cybersecurity conference that the agency intends to be “as proactive as possible” in addressing performance and shelf life issues of refurbished IT products.

GSA expects to implement the changes as part of its schedule consolidation effort slated to take effect by fiscal year 2020.

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