Government Shutdown Got You Down?

As federal workers and contractors closely watch the 2019 government shutdown we thought we would give you the updates on what agencies are open and how you can better benefit during this time.Currently some agencies have been funded through the end of fiscal year 2019 and are operational those agencies are: Veterans Affairs, Health & Human Service, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Education, and [...]

Big Changes To GSA MAS Schedules

GSA recently announced big changes coming to the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Program.  As an attempt to modernize the program GSA will be consolidating twenty-four MAS schedules into on single schedule for products and services.  On set of terms and conditions will apply to the single schedule. GSA has described this goal as a strategy to make government buying and selling experience easy, efficient, and modern.  Federal [...]

Changes In GSA Advantage, It’s Easy If You Do It Smart

Due to the recent changes in Minimum Order Quantities (MOQ) GSA has also updated GSA Advantage MOQ notifications as well.  When a customer places an order and does not meet MOQ requirements an immediate notification will be alerted to the customer informing them of not meeting the requirement guidelines and then providing them three options to revise the order. Here are the following options that will be [...]

Federal Marketplace Initiative Industry Day

GSA recently announced that they will be hosting a Federal Marketplace Initiative (FMP) Industry Day in December.  The FMP Industry Day is created to assist the agency in achieving streamlined mission drive acquisitions, and connecting with industry in determining a more effective way of producing that. GSA's Administrator, Emily Murphy, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Commissioner, Alan Thomas, and FMP Executive Champion, Crystal Philcox will discuss their vision [...]

Upcoming GSA Quarterly Vendor Outreach

To foster a better relationship and understanding with industry GSA will conduct a their first webinar for Schedule 48 (Transportation, Delivery and Relocation Services), along with Schedule 599 (Travel Solutions) on Tuesday December 18, 2018 at 10 am. The webinar will be conducted in a Q&A format.  All questions must be presented to prior to the start of the webinar.  To register for the webinar click [...]

GSA Bids Farewell To 72A Sales Reporting System

GSA recently announced a more modern system will be replacing the current 72A Reporting System.  The upcoming replacement known as, "FAS Sales Reporting Portal" will become effective in 2019.  GSA has explained the goal of the transition is to provide a single reporting system to report sales as well as process industrial funding fee (IFF). The implementation will be phased out into three steps over the next [...]

What You Should Know About GSA’s Professional Services Schedule

The General Services Administration have several contract opportunities available to potential vendors.  One opportunity specifically focused on service based experience is the Professional Services Schedule (00CORP).  The PSS schedule is available for applicants that specialize in the following services: Advertising and Marketing Environmental Solutions Financial & Business Solutions Language Services Business Consulting Logistics Professional Engineering This opportunity is an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract that is for [...]

Professional Services Schedule Upcoming Refresh

On or about August 29, 2018 the Office of Professional Services and Human Capital (PSHC) is planning Refresh #32 to incorporate changes for Professional Services Schedule, SIN 520-20 Data Breach and Identity Protection Services (IPS SIN).  Changes and its clarifications will be issued in two Attachments below are upcoming changes for Attachment 1: Attachment 1 Changes & Clarifications ●  GSA is providing clarity on “impacted individual” and [...]

Provide GSA Your Feedback Without Breaking A Sweat

The General Services Administration recently announced on July 30, 2018 that they along with Department of Defense (DOD) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are considering an amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to establish a standard survey for obtaining voluntary feedback from potential offerors on government contracts and solicitations. The Government is in need of feedback from contractors on the potential benefits and burdens [...]

Industrial Funding Fee Increase For Travel Services

The General Services Administration recently issued a notification on July 20, 2018 that the industrial funding fee (IFF) for Schedule 599 Travel Services, SIN 599-2 will increase.  Effective October 1, 2018 the IFF will increase from $1.50 per transaction to $3.10 for all Transaction A-Air and/or Rail Ticket with or without Lodging and/or Car Rental Reservations.  For additional questions contact Program Analyst, Mike Connor, or Contracting [...]