GSA poised to complete schedule consolidation on deadline

Alan Thomas speaks Nov. 14 at the Government Innovation Forum presented by Juniper Networks and produced by FedScoop. (FedScoop)

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The General Services Administration says it is on track to consolidate 24 schedules into one common set of terms and conditions for products and services by its Oct. 1, 2019, deadline

One of four pillars in GSA’s Federal Marketplace Strategy, the Multiple Award Schedules Consolidation is intended to modernize acquisition for federal, state and local governments.

“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,” GSA Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Alan Thomas said in a statement Wednesday. “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.”

Thomas previously called consolidation the “top priority” for administrators in the space.

Organized into large subcategories, the single solicitation incorporates feedback from more than 1,000 comments from agencies and industry in response to two requests for information.

GSA provided its final solicitation for review and will publish it to FedBizOpps on Oct. 1. The new Available Offerings and Requirements webpage will house templates and attachments that are part of the solicitation.

The agency will hold two informational webinars on the solicitation on Sept. 17 and Sept. 19 from 3 to 4 p.m. EDT.

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Alan Thomas, FedBizOpps, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), Federal Marketplace Strategy, General Services Administration (GSA), GSA Schedules, Multiple Award Schedules
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