Buying professional services through MAS
Benefits to using Multiple Award Schedule for professional services
- Helps meet spend under management goals as a Tier II contract per OMB M-19-13 [PDF].
- Access to nearly 4,000 vetted professional services contractors.
- Streamlined acquisition under FAR 8.405.
- Reduced procurement lead time.
- Increased administrative cost savings.
- All socioeconomic subgroups available for set-aside.
- Standard procurement clauses are included in the master MAS contract.
- Pre-award scope review available to help find the best fit for requirements.
- Flexibility to use blanket purchase agreements for repetitive purchases and different contract types such as firm-fixed-price, time-and-material, and labor-hour.
How MAS works
Requests for quotations are solicited via special item numbers that are readily cross-walked to NAICS codes.
The MAS contracts are awarded with a five-year base period and three five-year option periods. Task orders must be solicited and awarded prior to the contract expiring and may extend up to five years after the contract expires.
Order-level materials buying authorities are in place for items not on the MAS contract.
Digital tools to improve your acquisitions
Acquisition Gateway: Use this workspace for acquisition professionals and federal buyers to connect with resources, tools, and each other to improve acquisition governmentwide.
Contract-Awarded Labor Category, or CALC tool: Search awarded ceiling rates for labor categories, perform market research on professional services labor categories, build IGCEs, and make price comparison evaluations.
Steps to Performance-Based Acquisition, or SPBA: Use this digital platform to walk through the eight steps of performance-based acquisition, including templates and resources.