GSA on Track to Meet Planned October 1 Deadline to Debut New Consolidated Solicitation for Products and Services
August 28, 2019
Moving to a single schedule will make it easier and more efficient to do business with federal, state, and local governments
WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration today issued a formal 30-day advance notice of its intention to modernize federal acquisition by consolidating the agency’s current 24 Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) into one single Schedule for products and services. GSA first announced plans to consolidate the MAS program in November 2018 and is on track to meet the agency’s planned deadline of creating and releasing a new solicitation with one easy-to-understand set of terms and conditions by the end of FY 2019.
“The new solicitation with its simplified format is going to make it much easier for customers to find and purchase the solutions they need to meet their missions,” said GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Alan Thomas. “It will also make working with government easier by streamlining and simplifying the offer process for new contractors. One Schedule means vendors no longer have to manage contracts across multiple schedules.”
The single solicitation is organized by large and subcategories. It was developed iteratively and incorporates feedback from customer agencies, internal workforce, and industry, including two Requests for Information. GSA is now providing industry with the final solicitation for review prior to its planned October 1, 2019, release.
MAS Consolidation is one of the four cornerstone initiatives of the Federal Marketplace (FMP) Strategy, GSA’s plan to modernize and simplify the government buying and selling experience for customers, suppliers, and acquisition professionals. GSA has made progress on several other policy, process, and technology improvement projects. Learn more about what GSA is doing to improve everyone's experience with the federal marketplace by exploring the FMP Strategy Summer '19 release.
About GSA: The mission of GSA is to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission-support services across government. One of its four strategic goals is to establish GSA as the premier provider of efficient and effective acquisition solutions across the government. To learn more about GSA visit gsa.gov or join the conversation on social media at @USGSA and @GSAEmily.