Schedule 75 FAQ
MAS 75 is GSA’s solution for office supplies. It is a purchasing channel solution that helps federal customers achieve significant savings on their office supply purchases, while also supporting the nation’s small businesses.
You will be able to offer federal, state, local, and tribal government the products that we awarded to be part of the MAS 75 contract. The MAS contract is not a traditional contract—having the contract does not automatically mean business; rather, it provides you the opportunity to sell to the government under the program.
Your first step is to download the MAS 75 Solicitation. Visit the How to Get a Contract webpage, which will walk you through the basic steps and requirements. You can also contact the National Customer Service Center at 800-488-3111, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and request the most current "How to Get on Schedule" presentation.
The GSA Vendor Support Center has a wealth of information on contracting with GSA. The "Pathway to Success" training webinar is a great place to start assessing your readiness.
The Solicitation is on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website. Be sure to download the entire solicitation package with the attachments.
MAS 75 accepts only electronic offers via GSA’s electronic offer submission system called eOffer. To submit electronically, go to the eOffer website. You can find user guides and instructions on how to obtain digital certificates required for submitting offers or requesting modifications if a contract is awarded.
We have put together the side-by-side comparison below of the Legacy and new Enhanced SINs to help potential contractors to decide which SIN they should submit to.
OS4 Enhanced SIN
MAS 75 Legacy SINs
|OCONUS (Overseas) utilization||SIN 75 280 provides provides 7 day direct delivery to overseas customer base of products.||Optional, demonstrate a proper tracking system and provide a sample packaging label.|
|Demonstrated ability to meet all environmental reporting and green product requirements||X||X|
|Improve compliance with Trade Agreements Act (TAA) and other regulations via a demonstrated system||X||X|
|Stronger Letter Of Supply (LOS) with enhanced controls against gray/black market abuses||X||X|
|Fee structure||IFF of 0.75% and Contract Access Fee of 1.25%||IFF of 0.75%|
|AbilitiyOne requirements||Must be AbilityOne Certified Distributor (*75-220 only)||AbilityOne Certified Distributor Optional|
|Transactional Data Reporting (TDR)||Required||Optional|
|Provide point of sale discount for all contract orders||X||Optional|
|Delivery timeframe requirements||Standard CONUS delivery within 4 business days ARO||Maximum CONUS delivery up to 30 days (Many are 7-14 days ARO)|
|Demonstrated ability to provide “Fill or Kill” status||X||Optional|
|Agency-defined reports at no additional cost||X||Optional|
|Desktop and Secure Desktop delivery (optional)||X||X|
|Real time order status on GSA Advantage (optional)||X||X|
GSA is re-opening Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 75 to new offers and also establishing new Enhanced Special Item Numbers (SINs).
The SINs being reopened are:
- SIN 75-200 for Office Products with updated Requirements
- Demonstrated ability to meet all environmental reporting and green product requirements
- Demonstrated system to remain compliant with Trade Agreements Act
- Updated Letter of Supply (LOS)
- SIN 75-85 for Restroom Products with an updated Letter of Supply
- SIN 75-210 for Office Services with an updated Letter of Supply
MAS 75 newly established Enhanced SINS mirroring the attributes of the FSSI OS3 solution:
- SIN 75-220 Enhanced SIN for Office Products & Services / Office Supplies 4th Generation (OS4)
- SIN 75-280 Enhanced SIN for Overseas Office Products & Services / Office Supplies 4th Generation (OS4)
If an existing MAS 75 contractor wants a contract under SIN 75 220 or 75 280, they should submit an offer for these SINs for all the products they currently offer under SIN 75 200. In addition, existing contractors with SIN 75 85 should include this SIN on their offer for all the restroom products, if they wish to continue offering these products.
GSA will provide a solution if BPA(s) were previously awarded on a contract with the legacy SINs.
Reference Business Rules attachment for more information.
The TDR rule enables GSA to collect transactional-level data on purchases made through a GSA contract vehicle. This data provides valuable information that not only helps us craft smarter buying strategies, but allows agencies to make smarter purchasing decisions, enhances competition and gives the federal government key intelligence around buying patterns.
Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) is mandatory for SINs 75-220 and 75-280. TDR is optional for the legacy SINs. If your company is not able to meet this requirement, consider applying for the legacy SINs.Visit the TDR website for more information.
This is a business decision that must be made by each individual vendor. Your target federal customer and the contract vehicles they use will help you decide which SIN to submit an offer under. GSA has developed a market outlook document to assist vendors in this process. The market outlook is attached with this interact posting.
GSA will be holding webinars to help vendors decide how to choose the best SIN for their individual strengths. Please stay tuned to GSA Interact for more information.
The new enhanced SINs (75-220 and 75-280) and legacy SINS (75-200, 75-210, and 75-85) will be open to all socio-economic categories and business sizes. There is no restriction on the number of contracts to be awarded.
The reopening of MAS 75 & OS4 will meet the goals of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service by:
- Refreshing and expanding a competitive pool of qualified vendors;
- Increasing opportunity for small business participation;
- Improving customer’s value on OS4 by offering more favorable terms/conditions and savings; and
- Increasing OCONUS (overseas) utilization.
Combining the attributes of MAS 75 and the FSSI OS3 solutions into a single acquisition solution will allow us to reduce contract duplication and improve efficiencies. A single acquisition solution will result in increased market share, reduced program leakage, and improved customer satisfaction. The reopening of MAS 75 and addition of the new enhanced SIN, aka OS4, will meet the goals of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service by:
- Refreshing and expanding a competitive pool of qualified vendors;
- Increasing opportunity for Small Business participation;
- Increasing OCONUS (overseas) utilization;
- Creating opportunities for small business;
- Enhancing controls against gray/black market abuses;
- Improving compliance with Trade Agreements Act (TAA) and other regulations;
- Establishing a trusted marketplace with good pricing and strong oversight;
- Maximizing efficiencies and effectiveness in contract administration;
- Supporting Agencies in meeting socio-economic goals; and
- Increasing competition to drive cost savings.