OS3 Reverse Auction Price Negotiations

GSA Closing In On Pre-Selections GSA has currently ended Round 3 of the OS3 Reverse Auction Evaluation on 7/11/2014 and may go on to a possible 4th or 5th round if pre-selections have not been determined. This unique strategy further reduces pricing as previous round...

GSA FSSI MRO is Now Open for Use

The latest General Service Administration (GSA) Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) is now live and available for purchase from authorized federal agencies. The Maintenance, Repair, & Operations Supplies (MRO) FSSI Blanket Purchase Agreement was awarded...

SBA To Issue New Size Standards

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that, effective July 14th 2014, they will be implementing new size standards. Although they have implemented a few changes in size standards over the past few years, this will be the first large update to size...

Listing your GSA Schedule on DOD EMALL

NOTICE: DOD EMALL is transferring to FedMall  It seems as though the DLA’s requirements to submit a proposal for one of their own solicitations may have become too overwhelming. The DLA Contracting Operations Division is no longer accepting submissions for their own...

Mandatory Mass Mod A382 Postponed

Update June 20, 2014: The Mass Mod for Manufacturer Part Number (also known as Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), or Wholesaler Number) has been postponed. It will be issued by the end of June. You may have received a recent email from GSA explaining mass...
What is an IDIQ?

What is an IDIQ?

If you have spent any time in the Business-to-Government marketplace you know that the Government has an acronym for everything! One acronym that you may see pop up often in Government contracting is IDIQ. Actually, a GSA Schedule is itself a type of IDIQ. IDIQ stands...

Who Buys From TXMAS?

The list of the Texas Co-OP members is updated frequently. You can check for updates on the list by visiting the TXMAS website. The table below was consolidated on May 9, 2014 and is sorted by member category including: Assistance Organizations,Hospital Districts,...

New Position at GSA to be “Voice” of Industry

The General Services Administration has created a new position to be the “voice” of industry, the GSA Procurement Ombudsman. The person appointed to this new Ombudsman position is Millisa Gary and her duties will be to current GSA Contractors and those interested in...

Which Terms and Conditions Apply to a Task Order?

When you are responding to a Request for Quote (RFQ) through your GSA Schedule, you will notice that each quote may have its own terms, conditions or clauses – some may not even match the terms, conditions and clauses set forth in your GSA Schedule. It can be...

Scam Against GSA Schedule Holders

Many Schedule 70 and Schedule 75 Holders Affected The General Services Administration (GSA) recently notified Schedule 70 and Schedule 75 vendors that scammers pretending to be federal buyers have placed falsified orders to GSA vendors.  They used actual federal...

GSA Moving Forward with News Genius

Earlier last year we had posted information in regards to GSA’s attempts to “getting ahead on social media.” GSA is actively utilizing the web’s most popular social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and many other sites in order to better connect...

U.S. Army Medical Command Authorized to use GSA’s BPA

The General Service Administration’s (GSA) Performance Management/Continuous Process Improvement (PM/CPI) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) allow government customers a streamlined purchasing process for a variety of services including strategic planning and business...

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