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GSA Extends HCaTS 8(A) Solicitation

Human Capital opportunity solicited through GSA originally set to close in January has been extended to March 16, 2020.  Awardees must hold an active 8(a) certification as of the closing date.  Awardees must also have the required experience in the following Pools (NAICS) codes: Pool 1: 611430, 611699, 624310 Pool 2:  541611, 541612, 541613, 541618, 611710 If you need assistance in preparation of this opportunity contact GSA [...]

RFI For Current GSA Contract Holders

GSA recently issued a Request For Information (RFI) to collect feedback on the new MAS Consolidation for current GSA schedule holders. Based on their findings contractors have been requesting guidance in modifying contracts under the new program.  GSA has created and issued guidance and would like industry to respond.  Responses are due January 17, 2020. Primary Contact Multiple Award Schedule Program Management Office (MAS PMO) MASRFI@gsa.gov To [...]

DUNS Number Abolished In 2020

It was recently announced that the DUNS number and its processes will be abolished in December of 2020, a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) will be its replacement.  In the past Dun & Bradstreet provided an assigned number identifying a business and its core information.  Now Ernst & Young will be issuing businesses their identifying numbers via System for Award Management (SAM). Businesses that currently hold a DUNS [...]

MAS Consolidation Refresh Issued

GSA recently issued notification of an upcoming Refresh under the new MAS consolidation solicitation.  The refresh will be issued January 15, 2020.  The purpose of the refresh is due to feedback received from industry.  Some of the changes will be: Planned Changes Implementation of 2nd Interim Rule 2018-017 Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment Expiration and removal of FAR 51 Deviation [...]

Past Performance Requirements For New Offerors

Previously, offerors were required to submit Past Performance Evaluations (PPE) processed by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) along with their proposal submissions to GSA.  Effective December 6, 2019 Dun & Bradstreet stopped accepting new applications for PPE's. As an alternative GSA is requiring new offerors to demonstrate a pattern of performance by using one of two methods which are: Offerors With Previous Federal Past Performance Offeror must verify [...]

It’s All About The Mass Modifications

Once a vendor has been approved a GSA schedule you must remain in compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract.  One way of doing that is by accepting mass modifications as they are received. A modification is any changes that are made to the contract.  Throughout the tenure of the contract GSA will refresh the terms and conditions of the schedule solicitations, which will entail [...]

Proposed Rule To Consolidate Mentor Protege Program

A proposed rule by the Small Business Administration (SBA) on November 8, 2019.  SBA is proposing to merge the 8(a) Business Development (BD) Mentor Protege' Program and the All Small Mentor Protégé Progam in order to remove duplication of functions within the SBA.  Any comments from industry must be received on or before January 17, 2020.  To view the proposed rule click here.    Was this post [...]

GSA Industry Engagement Meeting

GSA recently announced an industry engagement meeting to discuss how Section 899 of Title VII of the NDAA will affect GSA's business and supply chain. Section 899 GSA invites industry representatives, including representatives from the leasing, construction, IT, and professional services community, to share their thoughts.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to share their thoughts. GSA is particularly interested in the following questions: If (a)(1)(B) of [...]

Federal Business Opportunities Moving

For many years Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) has been one of the central portals for the government advertising federal work to industry.  That portal will be available no more beginning November 8, 2019.  Beginning on that date for contracting opportunities you will be forwarded to beta.sam.gov. Was this post helpful? Let us know by leaving a comment or contacting us at admin@gsaproposalmaven.com  Ilene Giles is a GSA [...]

FAST 2020 Training

GSA has an upcoming conference to train federal employees and connect industry partners with federal business.  The conference will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on April 14- 16, 2020.  To find out more information or register for the conference click here . Was this post helpful? Let us know by leaving a comment or contacting us at admin@gsaproposalmaven.com  Ilene Giles is a [...]