GSA Seeks Additional Industry Feedback for New Consolidated Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Solicitation Special Item Numbers (SINs)
Responses to RFI will inform large categories, subcategories and SINs for new single MAS solicitation to be released later this year
WASHINGTON - The U.S. General Services Administration today issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking industry comment on new large categories, subcategories and Special Item Numbers (SINs) for GSA’s forthcoming consolidated Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) solicitation. GSA’s goal is to transform federal acquisition by consolidating the agency’s current 24 Schedules into a single solicitation by Oct. 1, 2019.
“Reorganizing our categories and consolidating our SINs is a big step toward our final goal of a single Schedule,” said GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Alan Thomas. “This will be a win - win for our buyers and industry partners. Suppliers will be able to come to the marketplace with their offerings using a solutions-based approach -- mirroring the way agencies buy. It will also allow our customers to more easily find and buy the right solutions to fulfill their missions using a single schedule, instead of buying products from one schedule and services from another. It’s all about making it easier for everyone to work with government.”
In preparing this RFI, GSA’s MAS Program Management Office (PMO) conducted an in-depth analysis and revision of the current goods and services structure to better align our offerings with the commercial marketplace and governmentwide categories.
“Our SIN descriptions have been rewritten for clarity and duplicate SINs have been consolidated,” said MAS PMO Director Stephanie Shutt. “GSA is also ensuring that all Small Business Set Aside SINs will be retained. We have currently culled our SINS from more than 900 to around 300,” continued Shutt. “We’ve worked to ensure the proposed new SINs make sense and are better aligned with the North American Industry Classification System codes. The feedback we receive from this RFI is an important building block for GSA’s new single MAS solicitation.”
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.
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.