What is a Federal Supply Schedule?
- Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) – governmentwide contract vehicle for
commercial products, services, and solutions
- Also known as “GSA Schedules” and “Multiple Award Schedules (MAS)”
- GSA receives Schedule contract offers through standing solicitations posted
- GSA conducts negotiations, awards, and administers Schedule contract in accordance with (IAW) FAR Part 12
The MAS Program provides eligible ordering activities with a simplified process for
obtaining supplies and services. Schedule contracts are multiple-award, indefinite
delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts, which are awarded to responsible
companies that offer commercial supplies or services at fair and reasonable prices.
Products and services are ordered directly from Schedule contractors.
MAS are also known colloquially as “GSA numbers,” “GSA
Schedules,” “GSA contracts,” “FSS,” and the “GSA list.”
All of these terms are used synonymously within the federal contracting community
to refer to the GSA MAS Program. Through the MAS Program, GSA contracts with
thousands of commercial businesses that provide access to a vast array of professional
services such as management, financial, engineering, environmental, accounting,
graphic design, and landscaping services. In addition to commercial services,
commercial supplies range from computer hardware to office supplies.
FSS website: www.gsa.gov/schedules