The General Services Administration has wrapped up the first phase of its Multiple Award Schedules program overhaul plan by reviewing its schedule contracts and reducing the number of special item numbers from more than 900 to approximately 300 SINs, Federal News Network reported Wednesday.
In November 2018, GSA announced its plan to consolidate 24 contract schedules into a single government-wide vehicle to simplify the procurement process for agencies. The initial phase included the development of a process for creating new SIN based on North American Industry Classification System codes.
“If there is a one-to-one relationship and no other SIN is using that NAICS code, that SIN number and the NAICS code will be exactly the same,” said Stephanie Shutt, director of GSA’s MAS program office. She added that the move seeks to help agencies easily find products and services offered by contractors.
The second phase will include the creation of a mass modification for current holders of schedule contracts and is expected to be completed by the end of the quarter. Shutt said phase three is expected to conclude before the end of July 2020 and will ask contract holders how they would like to integrate their schedule contracts.
GSA issued a solicitation for the consolidated schedule on Oct. 1.