GSA streamlines vendor requirements to further leverage industry resources and capabilities in support of U.S. Government’s COVID-19 response efforts

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To support GSA’s continued posture of supporting our country’s COVID-19 efforts, and in bolstering the American Rescue Plan, GSA has issued a letter to expand the availability of COVID-19 related products, services and solutions under GSA’s multiple award schedule program by waiving certain vendor requirements.

The letter administers assistance to vendors who can provide products, services or solutions that directly support America’s response to COVID-19 efforts and lowers barriers for them to do business with the federal government to meet the current needs of the pandemic. These vendors are not required to meet three specific requirements in the standard MAS vendor instructions:

  1. A minimum of two years of corporate experience.
  2. One relevant project experience per special item number.
  3. Submission of annual financial statements for the previous two years.

“This is a great opportunity for companies, including start-up companies,” said Senior Procurement Officer Jeff Koses. “The letter applies to both companies not yet doing business with GSA, as well as existing MAS contractors who are able to provide products, and services that directly support COVID-19 efforts.”

“These changes enhance the ability of the federal government, state, local, tribal, and territorial authorities to procure these vital products, services, and solutions under the MAS program will support a safe reopening for our country,” said Mark Lee, Assistant Commissioner,  Federal Acquisition Service, Office of Policy and Compliance.

GSA plans to publish additional industry implementation guidance online at GSA Interact, gsa.gov and in the MAS solicitation on beta.sam.gov.

Last Reviewed: 2021-07-07