Tag Archives: Multiple Award Schedule

GSA to Waive Three Vendor Requirements Under MAS Solicitation; Jeff Koses Quoted

Jeff Koses

The General Services Administration (GSA) will waive certain requirements for vendors under the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program to expand the availability of products and services in support of the U.S. government’s COVID-19 pandemic response efforts. Check out GovConWire's Innovation and Modernization in Federal Acquisitions Forum coming up on Thursday, April 15th. 

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GSA Sets Completion Target for Multiple Award Schedule Consolidation; Stephanie Shutt Quoted

Stephanie Shutt

The General Services Administration (GSA) expects to conclude the third phase of its Multiple Award Schedule consolidation effort by the end of 2021. GSA announced the completion of the second phase of MAS consolidation in August 2020 and now wants vendors holding multiple contracts to submit plans by the end of the year. 

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GSA FAS Leader Julie Dunne: MAS Contract Vehicle Consolidation Boosted Sales

Julie Dunne

Julie Dunne, outgoing commissioner of the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), said her team's consolidation of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract vehicle boosted sales from $32 billion to $36 billion between 2019 and 2020. Dunne said her successor must sustain the consolidation's results and complementary catalog management work. 

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Tiffany Hixson: GSA Eyes Expanded Service Offerings for Multiple-Award Contracts Following OASIS Conclusion

Tiffany Hixson

The General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) concluded on-ramp activities for the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) vehicle and looks to launch a “services marketplace” initiative to improve its governmentwide services contracts. GSA plans to establish a “broader and more flexible” vehicle known as the Best-in-Class Multi-Agency Contract that would replace OASIS following its expiration in 2024, said Hixson.

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Crystal Philcox on Tech Project Updates in GSA’s Federal Marketplace Strategy Fall 2020 Release

Crystal Philcox

Crystal Philcox, assistant commissioner of the office of Enterprise Strategy Management at the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), wrote in a blog post published Monday about updates on technology projects, policies and processes as part of GSA’s Federal Marketplace Strategy Fall 2020 Release. Philcox said the Verified Product Portal is expected to come online in November 2020. 

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GSA to Implement New Digital Signing, Multi Factor Authentication in Contracting

GSA

The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced it will require contractors to use the DocuSign platform to digitally sign offers and modification requests starting Nov. 30. Contractors would use DocuSign when applying via eOffer/eMod, a tool designed to electronically facilitate contract offer submissions and modification requests, GSA said Wednesday.

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GovConWire’s 2020 BD Trends Forum on Aug. 27th Adds Dr. Donna Peebles, SBA Associate Administrator for 8(a) Business Development, as Expert Panelist

Donna Peebles

Dr. Donna Peebles, associate administrator of 8(a) business development (BD) and senior executive (SES) with Small Business Administration (SBA) will serve on the expert panel during GovConWire’s 2020 BD Trends Forum on Thursday, August 27th. Click here to register for the 2020 BD Trends Forum on Aug. 27th.

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Laura Stanton: GSA’s E-Commerce Proof-of-Concept Seeks to Capture Spending Data Related to Micro-Purchases

Laura Stanton, deputy assistant commissioner for category management at the General Services Administration, said a plan to field an e-marketplace platform seeks to provide GSA and other agencies better visibility into their spending, Federal Times reported Friday.

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GSA: Most Contractors Agree on Proposed Multiple Award Schedule Consolidation

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 its plans to unify 24 contract vehicles into a single government-wide vehicle to simplify agencies' procurement procedures. 

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