How to Sell on FedMall

How to Sell on FedMall

Become a Supplier on DLA’s eCommerce Platform.

FedMall is the redesigned successor of the DLA eMall program; a successful 20-year purchasing program. FedMall is an eCommerce platform which hosts millions of products that are available for purchase by authorized entities. It includes tools to assist both customers and suppliers with functions that allow for product catalog management, tracking purchases, and more.  FedMall is comparable to popular commercial and government eCommerce shopping sites, such as Amazon.com and GSAAdvantage.gov respectively, this online shopping center is made available to Government customers from Federal, State, and local agencies.

FedMall Suppliers can publish and modify awarded products in FedMall and maximize visibility to customers who purchase through this platform. DLA eCommerce option has a growing popularity in both the supplier and customer community, a FedMall contract could increase your sales and they now have a fully functioning platform that provides order life-cycle support.

How to get on FedMall

There are two options to registering to the FedMall.  To become a FedMall Supplier, you must have a long term federal contract that FedMall is able to support.

Examples of long term contracts may include:

  • Long Term Agreements (LTA),
  • Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA),
  • General Service Administration’s (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule Contract,
  • DLA’s Schedule contract program.

Very similar to the GSA Schedule, the DLA Schedule is a newer type of IDIQ contract that is able to provide the government customer with a discounted Commercial Off-the shelf (COTS) product.

FedMall MarketPlace – Pilot Program Currently Specific to Office Supply Vendors

Another option is only available to office supply vendors who must have NAICS 453210 in their profile on SAM.gov and requires no long-term contract as mentioned above. Office Supply vendors can register in the FedMall MarketPlace, but limits you to only selling up to the micro-purchase threshold for government purchase cards, currently at $3,500.00. The FedMall MarketPlace is an eCommerce, platform similar to FedMall, allowing vendors to provide “open market” options to customers. The MarketPlace is a pilot program that is only open to vendors offering office products, and the MarketPlace is looking to add more categories of products in the near future.

Additional Requirements to get on FedMall

Once a long-term government contract has been identified (you may add more than one), suppliers will also need to ensure that they have a valid System for Award Management (SAM) registration and also include a CAGE Code.  Suppliers will also have to obtain specified authentication certificates in order to access FedMall.  These certificates are obtained from third party sources at an additional cost and specific to an individual user.  FedMall currently recognizes CAC cards, PIV cards, and/or soft file certificates that are installed within web browsers.  Have a GSA Schedule and have access to GSA eMod?  You can also use your existing certificate to access FedMall!

The FedMall ordering process is only privy to authorized individuals and will require the supplier to have a secure method for accepting orders.  The currently recognized secure transmission types include secure email (PGP certificate installation), EDI 850 and cXML transfer methods.  PGP secure email set up remains the most popular order transmission method as it can be obtained rather quickly and is also available from trusted parties such as Symantec and Identrust.

Once the prerequisites have been met, contractors may begin registering the contract through the FedMall Supplier Portal.  Be advised that this platform is fairly new and has been experiencing a number of technical issues.  Vendors may experience technical issues and slow responses from the FedMall technical team. FedMall has been listening to the community and is exhausting every effort to roll out new updates as soon as they can.  FedMall hosts regularly scheduled town hall teleconferences and are open to discussing to issues that users are currently experiencing.

To find out when the next Town Hall teleconference will be, or to jump in and start your registration, visit the FedMall Supplier Portal at https://www.suppliers.fedmall.mil.

Agency customers requiring assistance are encouraged to visit the FedMall Customer Registration page at: http://www.dla.mil/Info/FedMall/FedMallBuyers/

Ready to begin, or need to know if you can qualify for FedMall?  Contact Coley GSC for more information if you are ready to begin. Our consultants can help if you need to know if you can qualify to becoming a FedMall supplier.

How Will New Defense Legislation Transform the DoD Acquisition Process

How Will New Defense Legislation Transform the DoD Acquisition Process

On May 18, House Armed Services Committee Chairman, Congressman Thornberry introduced the Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act (HR 2511), which aims to modernize how the Department of Defense (DoD) procures goods and services.  The draft legislation would allow the Pentagon to use e-commerce (online) vendors for commercial off-the-shelf products, streamline the defense contract audit process, and enhance the acquisition of services.

What are the Key Objectives of HR 2511 Regarding Products Procurement?

  • To permit Government buyers to purchase off-the-shelf items using the same online marketplaces (eCommerce) that commercial customers use to buy goods.
  • eCommerce will contain costs by increasing the selection of vendors from whom DoD may buy such products and foster competition.

The legislation also seeks to make the Defense Contract Audit Process more efficient.  Currently, the Defense Contract Audit Agency’s (DCAA) audits of incurred costs are slow and cumbersome with often little value to the taxpayer.  For example, in 2016, it took an average of 885 days to close out an incurred cost audit; such audits accounted for only a small amount of DCAA’s reported savings.

The new legislation would utilize two types of audits to ensure that contractors charge the government fair and reasonable prices– Forward-pricing (pre-work) and Incurred cost (post-work).

The materiality standards for incurred cost audits would be raised to avoid spending time and resources on low-value auditing.  Acquisition officials will not be restricted to using DCAA, but also would be able to engage a qualified private auditor to conduct incurred cost audits. Such audits would be required to be completed within one year.

How Does H.R. 2511 Impact Acquisition of Professional Services?

Currently, decision-makers lack information on past and anticipated future contracted services.  This means that they focus more on processing the contract action than evaluating the underlying need for service.  The proposal to use enterprise-wide data analyses to empower better decision making will help move the Department forward and not lag behind the private sector in decision-making and sharing information among stakeholders.

In 2015, the Pentagon spent $274 billion through contracts, 53% ($144 billion) was contracted services; Still, the Department and Congress are unable to perform effective oversight on services contracting.  The decision-making process for acquiring services is neither data-driven nor strategic in focus, encouraging inefficient use of funds.

In this proposal, the Department would collect and analyze the necessary information to evaluate and plan for contracted services.  Tying the services contracting process to the annual budget submission will improve transparency and accountability, while allowing Congress better oversight.  The Department needs would have to be specified earlier to allow better planning and evaluate requirements more strategically.

These reforms depend on decision makers’ access to data–DOD’s massive amounts of data is locked up and controlled by individual military services or defense agencies. This legislation requires data within the Department’s business systems to be made readily available to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, and the military departments to inform decision makers in making procurements.

Taken together, this legislation is intended to increase competition and provide data to better inform decision makers of choices for the purchase of products and services, creating competition, and making audit activities more timely and efficient.

How Will Changes Impact Government Contractors?

The fast acquisition through eCommerce channels will inevitably drive pricing down and dissolve much of the authority of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA); thus, potentially harming the ability of small businesses to compete within the DOD acquisition space. Large companies that provide products in large volumes would offer economies of scale; small companies would have to rely on set-asides to remain in business.

We would also imagine, GSA is opposed to this bill as it would create yet another acquisition method outside of the schedule and dilute their stronghold.

The silver lining is that someone understands the bureaucratic hurdles that exist in current procurement methods is putting efforts forward to modernize the acquisition process.

We’ll continue to follow the bill through the House and update you on any revisions. While the debate continues, the GSA schedule is still the gold standard in contracting with the Government. If you need any assistance with obtaining or maintaining a GSA schedule, please contact us for a discussion of best practices and your critical.

New Beta SAM.gov Will Merge 10 Existing GSA Websites

New Beta SAM.gov Will Merge 10 Existing GSA Websites

The GSA’s System for Award Management website (SAM.gov) is looking to make some massive updates in the future. SAM is the searchable federal database where vendors register in order to carry out any business with the government.
The new vision for SAM is to eventually consolidate the functions of 10 existing sites. The goal of this endeavor is to compile all contractor registration and award data into one easily accessible source. (more…)

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Fraud Alert

Fraudulent Purchase Orders for IT-Related Commodity Items

The Texas Comptroller’s office is sending out notifications advising contractors of several confirmed instances of fraudulent purchase orders being distributed to vendors without the agencies’ authorization.   All TXMAS and TXDIR contractors are being advised to double check all state purchase orders received.

These fraudulent orders are in the form of screen captures of actual agency purchase orders taken from the agency’s website.  While all Purchase Orders should be validated for correctness, Contractors are being advised to pay particular attention to the certain items found within these Purchase Orders.  Pay attention to the following:

  1. Email addresses listed have been found to use hyphens (-) instead of periods.  For example, a fraudulent email may appear as [email protected]
  2. Delivery addresses have been also found to be in the form of personal residences, apartments or warehouses

To the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts knowledge, all fraudulent purchases orders have contained IT-related commodity items.  These items are found in TXDIR contracts, however TXMAS should be considered as well.

What You Can Do

Below are some steps you can take if you encounter any purchase orders that you feel are fraudulent, remember “prevention is better than cure”:

  1. Please notify all relevant procurement, contracting, accounting and budget staff, as well as CFO’s to be cautious.
  2. If you have any doubts regarding the authenticity of a purchase order, immediately contact the agency that appears to have issued it.
  3. And furthermore, if you have any questions about the message, please email [email protected].

 

FedMALL / DLA Schedule to Reopen to New Vendors Soon!

Get Started now to List your Products on FedMALL

As more and more agencies are being directed to the DOD EMALL (FedMALL) platform, many vendors have been looking for ways to place their product catalog on this booming platform. DOD EMALL is an eCommerce site in which agencies can purchase commercial items from qualifying Product Service Codes shown in table below; however, a contractor must have a current long-term government contract in place in order to qualify to place the same products and pricing onto the FedMALL eCommerce site.

One way to qualify, is to obtain the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) very own Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract.  Comparable to GSA’s FSS program in many ways, vendors may submit an offer to the agency for consideration.  Vendors will continue to work with a DLA Contracting Officer and negotiate products and pricing, and once an agreement is met regarding the contract’s terms and conditions, the vendor is awarded its very own DLA Schedule.  Somewhat similar to GSA’s GSAAdvantage eCommerce platform, DLA Schedule holders will have their products hosted in FedMALL, which gives your government customers another streamlined way to buy your products.

If this is the MAS contract that you have been looking for, better act quickly!  Unlike GSA Schedules, DLA Schedules are not continuously open solicitations and the first open period for 2017 is right around the corner.  Vendors must submit their proposal by mail and be received by DLA not later than April 28th, 2017.  Vendors who cannot meet this suspense date must wait until the next opening, which will open up again in October 2017.

DLA’s current opening/closing dates for 2017, 2018, and 2019 are listed below for your consideration, however keep in mind that these dates have been amended in the past and are subject to change:

YEAROPENINGCLOSING
201703 April28 April
201703 October31 October
201803 April30 April
201803 October31 October
201903 April30 April
201903 October31 October

 

Other paths on to DOD eMall is by using an existing GSA or VA FSS contract. If you have an existing FSS contract there is a simplified award process that is not restricted by the solicitation’s open and close dates. Contact us for details on adding your products to the DOD eMall.

Don’t wait.  The DLA Schedule program is becoming a popular contract vehicle among agency customers for streamlined acquisitions, such as the Department of Defense. As a result, more vendors are submitting proposals to have their products listed.  After submitting your proposal, be prepared to wait up to a year before DLA awards your FSS schedule.  Submitting your offer in April 2017 will place you 6 months ahead of offers that are submitted later this year in October.  To see all submission requirements, Vendors may read the entire solicitation as posted on FedBizOpps.

Need help with your DLA Schedule proposal?  Please contact us for more information and find out how we can help boost your Federal sales DOD EMALL.

Already have a GSA Schedule?  Contact us to find out how you can activate your DOD EMALL account even faster!

SP4708-15-R-0001, AMENDMENT 0011, "REFRESH NO.4"

PSCCountry of Origin RestrictionsShort Name
1080BA-BoPPCAMOUFLAGE AND DECEPTION EQUIPMENT
1090BA-BoPPASSEMBLIES INTERCHANGEABLE BETWEEN WEAPONS IN TWO OR MORE CLASSES
1210BA-BoPPFIRE CONTROL DIRECTORS
1220BA-BoPPFIRE CONTROL COMPUTING SIGHTS AND DEVICES
1240BA-BoPPOPTICAL SIGHTING AND RANGING EQUIPMENT
1250BA-BoPPFIRE CONTROL STABILIZING MECHANISMS
1260BA-BoPPFIRE CONTROL DESIGNATING AND INDICATING EQUIPMENT
1265BA-BoPPFIRE CONTROL TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING EQUIPMENT, EXCEPT AIRBORNE
1270BA-BoPPAIRCRAFT GUNNERY FIRE CONTROL COMPONENTS
1280BA-BoPPAIRCRAFT BOMBING FIRE CONTROL COMPONENTS
1285BA-BoPPFIRE CONTROL RADAR EQUIPMENT, EXCEPT AIRBORNE
1287BA-BoPPFIRE CONTROL SONAR EQUIPMENT
1290BA-BoPPMISCELLANEOUS FIRE CONTROL EQUIPMENT
1560BA-BoPPAIRFRAME STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS
1610BA-BoPPAIRCRAFT PROPELLERS AND COMPONENTS
1615BA-BoPPHELICOPTER ROTOR BLADES, DRIVE MECHANISMS AND COMPONENTS
1620BA-BoPPAIRCRAFT LANDING GEAR COMPONENTS
1630BA-BoPPAIRCRAFT WHEEL AND BRAKE SYSTEMS
1640BA-BoPPAIRCRAFT CONTROL CABLE PRODUCTS
1650BA-BoPPAIRCRAFT HYDRAULIC, VACUUM, AND DE-ICING SYSTEM COMPONENTS
1660BA-BoPPAIRCRAFT AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING, AND PRESSURIZING EQUIPMENT
1670BA-BoPPPARACHUTES; AERIAL PICK UP, DELIVERY, RECOVERY SYSTEMS; AND CARGO TIE DOWN EQUIPMENT
1680BA-BoPPMISCELLANEOUS AIRCRAFT ACCESSORIES AND COMPONENTS
1710BA-BoPPAIRCRAFT LANDING EQUIPMENT
1720BA-BoPPAIRCRAFT LAUNCHING EQUIPMENT
1730BA-BoPPAIRCRAFT GROUND SERVICING EQUIPMENT
1740BA-BoPPAIRFIELD SPECIALIZED TRUCKS AND TRAILERS
1990BA-BoPPMISCELLANEOUS VESSELS
2010BA-BoPPSHIP AND BOAT PROPULSION COMPONENTS
2020BA-BoPPRIGGING AND RIGGING GEAR
2030BA-BoPPDECK MACHINERY
2040BA-BoPPMARINE HARDWARE AND HULL ITEMS
2050BA-BoPPBUOYS
2060BA-BoPPCOMMERCIAL FISHING EQUIPMENT
2090TAMISCELLANEOUS SHIP AND MARINE EQUIPMENT
2230TARIGHT-OF-WAY CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT, RAILROAD
2240TALOCOMOTIVE AND RAIL CAR ACCESSORIES AND COMPONENTS
2250TATRACK MATERIAL, RAILROAD
2410TATRACTOR, FULL TRACKED, LOW SPEED
2420TATRACTORS, WHEELED
2430TATRACTORS, FULL TRACKED, HIGH SPEED
2510TAVEHICULAR CAB, BODY, AND FRAME STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS
2520TAVEHICULAR POWER TRANSMISSION COMPONENTS
2530TAVEHICULAR BRAKE, STEERING, AXLE, WHEEL, AND TRACK COMPONENTS
2540TAVEHICULAR FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES
2541TAWEAPONS SYSTEMS SPECIFIC VEHICULAR ACCESSORIES
2590BA-BoPPMISCELLANEOUS VEHICULAR COMPONENTS
2805BA-BoPPGASOLINE RECIPROCATING ENGINES, EXCEPT AIRCRAFT; AND COMPONENTS
2810BA-BoPPGASOLINE RECIPROCATING ENGINES, AIRCRAFT PRIME MOVER; AND COMPONENTS
2815BA-BoPPDIESEL ENGINES AND COMPONENTS
2820BA-BoPPSTEAM ENGINES, RECIPROCATING; AND COMPONENTS
2825BA-BoPPSTEAM TURBINES AND COMPONENTS
2830BA-BoPPWATER TURBINES AND WATER WHEELS; AND COMPONENTS
2835BA-BoPPGAS TURBINES AND JET ENGINES; NON-AIRCRAFT PRIME MOVER, AIRCRAFT NON-PRIME MOVER, AND COMPONENTS
2840BA-BoPPGAS TURBINES AND JET ENGINES, AIRCRAFT, PRIME MOVING; AND COMPONENTS
2845BA-BoPPROCKET ENGINES AND COMPONENTS
2850BA-BoPPGASOLINE ROTARY ENGINES AND COMPONENTS
2895TAMISCELLANEOUS ENGINES AND COMPONENTS
2910TAENGINE FUEL SYSTEM COMPONENTS, NONAIRCRAFT
2915TAENGINE FUEL SYSTEM COMPONENTS, AIRCRAFT AND MISSILE PRIME MOVERS
2920TAENGINE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM COMPONENTS, NONAIRCRAFT
2925TAENGINE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM COMPONENTS, AIRCRAFT PRIME MOVING
2930TAENGINE COOLING SYSTEM COMPONENTS, NONAIRCRAFT
2935TAENGINE SYSTEM COOLING COMPONENTS, AIRCRAFT PRIME MOVING
2940TAENGINE AIR AND OIL FILTERS, STRAINERS, AND CLEANERS, NONAIRCRAFT
2945TAENGINE AIR AND OIL FILTERS, CLEANERS, AIRCRAFT PRIME MOVING
2950TATURBOSUPERCHARGER AND COMPONENTS
2990TAMISCELLANEOUS ENGINE ACCESSORIES, NONAIRCRAFT
2995TAMISCELLANEOUS ENGINE ACCESSORIES, AIRCRAFT
3010TATORQUE CONVERTERS AND SPEED CHANGERS
3020TAGEARS, PULLEYS, SPROCKETS, AND TRANSMISSION CHAIN
3030TABELTING, DRIVE BELTS, FAN BELTS, AND ACCESSORIES
3040TAMISCELLANEOUS POWER TRANSMISSION EQUIPMENT
3110BA-BoPPBEARINGS, ANTIFRICTION, UNMOUNTED
3120BA-BoPPBEARINGS, PLAIN, UNMOUNTED
3130BA-BoPPBEARINGS, MOUNTED
3210TASAWMILL AND PLANING MILL MACHINERY
3220TAWOODWORKING MACHINES
3230TATOOLS AND ATTACHMENTS FOR WOODWORKING MACHINERY
3405TASAWS AND FILING MACHINES
3408TAMACHINING CENTERS AND WAY-TYPE MACHINES
3410TAELECTRICAL AND ULTRASONIC EROSION MACHINES
3411TABORING MACHINES
3412TABROACHING MACHINES
3413TADRILLING AND TAPPING MACHINES
3414TAGEAR CUTTING AND FINISHING MACHINES
3415TAGRINDING MACHINES
3416TALATHES
3417TAMILLING MACHINES
3418TAPLANERS AND SHAPERS
3419TAMISCELLANEOUS MACHINE TOOLS
3422TAROLLING MILLS AND DRAWING MACHINES
3424TAMETAL HEAT TREATING AND NON-THERMAL TREATING EQUIPMENT
3426TAMETAL FINISHING EQUIPMENT
3431TAELECTRIC ARC WELDING EQUIPMENT
3432TAELECTRIC RESISTANCE WELDING EQUIPMENT
3433TAGAS WELDING, HEAT CUTTING, AND METALIZING EQUIPMENT
3436TAWELDING POSITIONERS AND MANIPULATORS
3438TAMISCELLANEOUS WELDING EQUIPMENT
3439TAMISCELLANEOUS WELDING, SOLDERING, AND BRAZING SUPPLIES AND ACCESSORIES
3441TABENDING AND FORMING MACHINES
3442TAHYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC PRESSES, POWER DRIVEN
3443TAMECHANICAL PRESSES, POWER DRIVEN
3444TAMANUAL PRESSES
3445TAPUNCHING AND SHEARING MACHINES
3446TAFORGING MACHINERY AND HAMMERS
3447TAWIRE AND METAL RIBBON FORMING MACHINES
3448TARIVETING MACHINES
3449TAMISCELLANEOUS SECONDARY METAL FORMING AND CUTTING MACHINES
3450TAMACHINE TOOLS, PORTABLE
3455TACUTTING TOOLS FOR MACHINE TOOLS
3456TACUTTING AND FORMING TOOLS FOR SECONDARY METALWORKING MACHINERY
3460TAMACHINE TOOL ACCESSORIES
3461TAACCESSORIES FOR SECONDARY METALWORKING MACHINERY
3465TAPRODUCTION JIGS, FIXTURES, AND TEMPLATES
3470TAMACHINE SHOP SETS, KITS, AND OUTFITS
3510TALAUNDRY AND DRY CLEANING EQUIPMENT
3520TASHOE REPAIRING EQUIPMENT
3530TAINDUSTRIAL SEWING MACHINES AND MOBILE TEXTILE REPAIR SHOPS
3605TAFOOD PRODUCTS MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
3610TAPRINTING, DUPLICATING, AND BOOKBINDING EQUIPMENT
3611TAINDUSTRIAL MARKING MACHINES
3615TAPULP AND PAPER INDUSTRIES MACHINERY
3620TARUBBER AND PLASTICS WORKING MACHINERY
3625TATEXTILE INDUSTRIES MACHINERY
3630TACLAY AND CONCRETE PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES MACHINERY
3635TACRYSTAL AND GLASS INDUSTRIES MACHINERY
3640TATOBACCO MANUFACTURING MACHINERY
3645TALEATHER TANNING AND LEATHER WORKING INDUSTRIES MACHINERY
3650TACHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING MACHINERY
3655TAGAS GENERATING AND DISPENSING SYSTEMS, FIXED OR MOBILE
3660TAINDUSTRIAL SIZE REDUCTION MACHINERY
3670TASPECIALIZED SEMICONDUCTOR, MICROCIRCUIT, AND PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD MANUFACTURING MACHINERY
3680TAFOUNDRY MACHINERY, RELATED EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
3685TASPECIALIZED METAL CONTAINER MANUFACTURING MACHINERY AND RELATED EQUIPMENT
3690BA-BoPPSPECIALIZED AMMUNITION AND ORDNANCE MACHINERY AND RELATED EQUIPMENT
3693TAINDUSTRIAL ASSEMBLY MACHINES
3694TACLEAN WORK STATIONS, CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED EQUIPMENT
3695TAMISCELLANEOUS SPECIAL INDUSTRY MACHINERY
3710TASOIL PREPARATION EQUIPMENT
3720TAHARVESTING EQUIPMENT
3730TADAIRY, POULTRY, AND LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT
3740TAPEST, DISEASE, AND FROST CONTROL EQUIPMENT
3770TASADDLERY, HARNESS, WHIPS, AND RELATED ANIMAL FURNISHINGS
3805TAEARTH MOVING AND EXCAVATING EQUIPMENT
3810TACRANES AND CRANE-SHOVELS
3815TACRANE AND CRANE-SHOVEL ATTACHMENTS
3820TAMINING, ROCK DRILLING, EARTH BORING, AND RELATED EQUIPMENT
3825TAROAD CLEARING, CLEANING, AND MARKING EQUIPMENT
3830TATRUCK AND TRACTOR ATTACHMENTS
3895TAMISCELLANEOUS CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
3910TACONVEYORS
3915TAMATERIALS FEEDERS
3920TAMATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT, NONSELF-PROPELLED
3930TAWAREHOUSE TRUCKS AND TRACTORS, SELF-PROPELLED
3940TABLOCKS, TACKLE, RIGGING, AND SLINGS
3950TAWINCHES, HOISTS, CRANES, AND DERRICKS
3960TAFREIGHT ELEVATORS
3990TAMISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT
4010TACHAIN AND WIRE ROPE
4020TAFIBER ROPE, CORDAGE, AND TWINE
4030TAFITTINGS FOR ROPE, CABLE, AND CHAIN
4110TAREFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT
4120TAAIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT
4130TAREFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING COMPONENTS
4140TAFANS, AIR CIRCULATORS, AND BLOWER EQUIPMENT
4150TAVORTEX TUBES AND OTHER RELATED COOLING TUBES
4210TAFIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT
4220TAMARINE LIFESAVING AND DIVING EQUIPMENT
4230TADECONTAMINATING AND IMPREGNATING EQUIPMENT
4235TAHAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILL CONTAINMENT AND CLEAN-UP EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL
4240TASAFETY AND RESCUE EQUIPMENT
4250TARECYCLING AND RECLAMATION EQUIPMENT
4310TACOMPRESSORS AND VACUUM PUMPS
4320TAPOWER AND HAND PUMPS
4330TACENTRIFUGALS, SEPARATORS, AND PRESSURE AND VACUUM FILTERS
4410TAINDUSTRIAL BOILERS
4420TAHEAT EXCHANGERS AND STEAM CONDENSERS
4430TAINDUSTRIAL FURNACES, KILNS, LEHRS, AND OVENS
4440TADRIERS, DEHYDRATORS, AND ANHYDRATORS
4460TAAIR PURIFICATION EQUIPMENT
4510TAPLUMBING FIXTURES AND ACCESSORIES
4520TASPACE AND WATER HEATING EQUIPMENT
4530TAFUEL BURNING EQUIPMENT UNITS
4540TAWASTE DISPOSAL EQUIPMENT
4610TAWATER PURIFICATION EQUIPMENT
4620TAWATER DISTILLATION EQUIPMENT, MARINE AND INDUSTRIAL
4630TASEWAGE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT
4710TAPIPE, TUBE AND RIGID TUBING
4720TAHOSE AND FLEXIBLE TUBING
4730TAHOSE, PIPE, TUBE, LUBRICATION, AND RAILING FITTINGS
4810TAVALVES, POWERED
4820TAVALVES, NONPOWERED
4910TAMOTOR VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR SHOP SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT
4920BA-BoPPAIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR SHOP SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT
4921BA-BoPPTORPEDO MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND CHECKOUT SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT
4923BA-BoPPDEPTH CHARGES AND UNDERWATER MINES MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND CHECKOUT SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT
4925BA-BoPPAMMUNITION MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND CHECKOUT SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT
4927BA-BoPPROCKET MAINTENANCE, REPAIR AND CHECKOUT SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT
4930TALUBRICATION AND FUEL DISPENSING EQUIPMENT
4931BA-BoPPFIRE CONTROL MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR SHOP SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT
4933BA-BoPPWEAPONS MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR SHOP SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT
4935BA-BoPPGUIDED MISSILE MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND CHECKOUT SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT
4940TAMISCELLANEOUS MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR SHOP SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT
4960BA-BoPPSPACE VEHICLE MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND CHECKOUT SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT
4970BA-BoPPMULTIPLE GUIDED WEAPONS, SPECIALIZED MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR SHOP EQUIPMENT
5110BerryHAND TOOLS, EDGED, NON POWERED
5120BerryHAND TOOLS, NON EDGED, NONPOWERED
5130BerryHAND TOOLS, POWER DRIVEN
5133BerryDRILL BITS, COUNTERBORES, AND COUNTERSINKS: HAND AND MACHINE
5136BerryTAPS, DIES, AND COLLETS; HAND AND MACHINE
5140BerryTOOL AND HARDWARE BOXES
5180BerrySETS, KITS, AND OUTFITS OF HAND TOOLS
5210BerryMEASURING TOOLS, CRAFTSMEN'S
5220BerryINSPECTION GAGES AND PRECISION LAYOUT TOOLS
5280BerrySETS, KITS, AND OUTFITS OF MEASURING TOOLS
5305TASCREWS
5306TABOLTS
5307TASTUDS
5310TANUTS AND WASHERS
5315TANAILS, MACHINE KEYS, AND PINS
5320TARIVETS
5325TAFASTENING DEVICES
5330TAPACKING AND GASKET MATERIALS
5331TAO-RING
5335TAMETAL SCREENING
5340TAHARDWARE, COMMERCIAL
5342TAHARDWARE, WEAPON SYSTEM
5345TADISKS AND STONES, ABRASIVE
5350TAABRASIVE MATERIALS
5355TAKNOBS AND POINTERS
5360TACOIL, FLAT, LEAF, AND WIRE SPRINGS
5365TABUSHINGS, RINGS, SHIMS, AND SPACERS
5410TAPREFABRICATED AND PORTABLE BUILDINGS
5411TARIGID WALL SHELTERS
5419TACOLLECTIVE MODULAR SUPPORT SYSTEM
5420TABRIDGES, FIXED AND FLOATING
5430TASTORAGE TANKS
5440TASCAFFOLDING EQUIPMENT AND CONCRETE FORMS
5445TAFABRICATED TOWER STRUCTURES
5450TAMISCELLANEOUS PREFABRICATED STRUCTURES
5510TALUMBER AND RELATED BASIC WOOD MATERIALS
5520TAMILLWORK
5530TAPLYWOOD AND VENEER
5630TAPIPE AND CONDUIT, NONMETALLIC
5640TAWALLBOARD, BUILDING PAPER, AND THERMAL INSULATION MATERIALS
5650TAROOFING AND SIDING MATERIALS
5660TAFENCING, FENCES, GATES AND COMPONENTS
5670TABUILDING COMPONENTS, PREFABRICATED
5675BA-BoPPNONWOOD CONSTRUCTION LUMBER AND RELATED MATERIALS
5680BA-BoPPMISCELLANEOUS CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
5805BA-BoPPTELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH EQUIPMENT
5810BA-BoPPCOMMUNICATIONS SECURITY EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS
5811BA-BoPPOTHER CRYPTOLOGIC EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS
5815BA-BoPPTELETYPE AND FACSIMILE EQUIPMENT
5820BA-BoPPRADIO AND TELEVISION COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, EXCEPT AIRBORNE
5821BA-BoPPRADIO AND TELEVISION COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, AIRBORNE
5825TARADIO NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT, EXCEPT AIRBORNE
5826TARADIO NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT, AIRBORNE
5830BA-BoPPINTERCOMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS, EXCEPT AIRBORNE
5831BA-BoPPINTERCOMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS, AIRBORNE
5835BA-BoPPSOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING EQUIPMENT
5836BA-BoPPVIDEO RECORDING AND REPRODUCING EQUIPMENT
5840BA-BoPPRADAR EQUIPMENT, EXCEPT AIRBORNE
5841BA-BoPPRADAR EQUIPMENT, AIRBORNE
5845BA-BoPPUNDERWATER SOUND EQUIPMENT
5850BA-BoPPVISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
5855BA-BoPPNIGHT VISION EQUIPMENT, EMITTED AND REFLECTED RADIATION
5860BA-BoPPSTIMULATED COHERENT RADIATION DEVICES, COMPONENTS, AND ACCESSORIES
5865BA-BoPPELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES, COUNTER-COUNTERMEASURES AND QUICK REACTION CAPABILITY EQUIPMENT
5895BA-BoPPMISCELLANEOUS COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
5905BA-BoPPRESISTORS
5910BA-BoPPCAPACITORS
5915BA-BoPPFILTERS AND NETWORKS
5920BA-BoPPFUSES, ARRESTORS, ABSORBERS, AND PROTECTORS
5925BA-BoPPCIRCUIT BREAKERS
5930BA-BoPPSWITCHES
5935BA-BoPPCONNECTORS, ELECTRICAL
5940BA-BoPPLUGS, TERMINALS, AND TERMINAL STRIPS
5945BA-BoPPRELAYS AND SOLENOIDS
5950BA-BoPPCOILS AND TRANSFORMERS
5955BA-BoPPOSCILLATORS AND PIEZOELECTRIC CRYSTALS
5960BA-BoPPELECTRON TUBES AND ASSOCIATED HARDWARE
5961BA-BoPPSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED HARDWARE
5962BA-BoPPMICROCIRCUITS, ELECTRONIC
5963BA-BoPPELECTRONIC MODULES
5965BA-BoPPHEADSETS, HANDSETS, MICROPHONES AND SPEAKERS
5970BA-BoPPELECTRICAL INSULATORS AND INSULATING MATERIALS
5975BA-BoPPELECTRICAL HARDWARE AND SUPPLIES
5977BA·BoPPELECTRICAL CONTACT BRUSHES AND ELECTRODES
5980BA-BoPPOPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED HARDWARE
5985BA-BoPPANTENNAS, WAVEGUIDES, AND RELATED EQUIPMENT
5990BA-BoPPSYNCHROS AND RESOLVERS
5995BA-BoPPCABLE, CORD, AND WIRE ASSEMBLIES: COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
5996BA-BoPPAMPLIFIERS
5998BA-BoPPELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES, BOARDS, CARDS, AND ASSOCIATED HARDWARE
5999BA-BoPPMISCELLANEOUS ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS
6010BA-BoPPFIBER OPTIC CONDUCTORS
6015BA-BoPPFIBER OPTIC CABLES
6020BA-BoPPFIBER OPTIC CABLE ASSEMBLIES AND HARNESSES
6021BA-BoPPFIBER OPTIC SWITCHES
6030BA-BoPPFIBER OPTIC DEVICES
6032BA·BoPPFIBER OPTIC LIGHT SOURCES AND PHOTO DETECTORS
6035BA-BoPPFIBER OPTIC LIGHT TRANSFER AND IMAGE TRANSFER DEVICES
6060BA-BoPPFIBER OPTIC INTERCONNECTORS
6070BA-BoPPFIBER OPTIC ACCESSORIES AND SUPPLIES
6080BA-BoPPFIBER OPTIC KITS AND SETS
6099BA-BoPPMISCELLANEOUS FIBER OPTIC COMPONENTS
6105TAMOTORS, ELECTRICAL
6110TAELECTRICAL CONTROL EQUIPMENT
6115TAGENERATORS AND GENERATOR SETS, ELECTRICAL
6116TAFUEL CELL POWER UNITS, COMPONENTS, AND ACCESSORIES
6117TASOLAR ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS
6120TATRANSFORMERS: DISTRIBUTION AND POWER STATION
6125TACONVERTERS, ELECTRICAL, ROTATING
6130TACONVERTERS, ELECTRICAL, NONROTATING
6135TABATTERIES, NONRECHARGEABLE
6140TABATTERIES, RECHARGEABLE
6145TAWIRE AND CABLE, ELECTRICAL
6150TAMISCELLANEOUS ELECTRIC POWER AND DISTRIBUTION EQUIPMENT
6160TAMISCELLANEOUS BATTERY RETAINING FIXTURES, LINERS AND ANCILLARY ITEMS
6210TAINDOOR AND OUTDOOR ELECTRIC LIGHTING FIXTURES
6220TAELECTRIC VEHICULAR LIGHTS AND FIXTURES
6230TAELECTRIC PORTABLE AND HAND LIGHTING EQUIPMENT
6240TAELECTRIC LAMPS
6250TABALLASTS, LAMP HOLDERS, AND STARTERS
6260TANONELECTRICAL LIGHTING FIXTURES
6310TATRAFFIC AND TRANSIT SIGNAL SYSTEMS
6320TASHIPBOARD ALARM AND SIGNAL SYSTEMS
6330TARAILROAD SIGNAL AND WARNING DEVICES
6340TAAIRCRAFT ALARM AND SIGNAL SYSTEMS
6350TAMISCELLANEOUS ALARM, SIGNAL, AND SECURITY DETECTION SYSTEMS
6532TAHOSPITAL AND SURGICAL CLOTHING AND RELATED SPECIAL PURPOSE ITEMS
6625TAELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES MEASURING AND TESTING INSTRUMENTS
6630TACHEMICAL ANALYSIS INSTRUMENTS
6635TAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES TESTING AND INSPECTION
6640TALABORATORY EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
6645TATIME MEASURING INSTRUMENTS
6650TAOPTICAL INSTRUMENTS, TEST EQUIPMENT, COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES
6655TAGEOPHYSICAL INSTRUMENTS
6660TAMETEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND APPARATUS
6665TAHAZARD-DETECTING INSTRUMENTS AND APPARATUS
6670TASCALES AND BALANCES
6675TADRAFTING, SURVEYING, AND MAPPING INSTRUMENTS
6680TALIQUID AND GAS FLOW, LIQUID LEVEL, AND MECHANICAL MOTION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS
6685TAPRESSURE, TEMPERATURE, AND HUMIDITY MEASURING AND CONTROLLING INSTRUMENTS
6695TACOMBINATION AND MISCELLANEOUS INSTRUMENTS
6710TACAMERAS, MOTION PICTURE
6720TACAMERAS, STILL PICTURE
6730TAPHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECTION EQUIPMENT
6740TAPHOTOGRAPHIC DEVELOPING AND FINISHING EQUIPMENT
6750TA#NAME?
6760TAPHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES
6770TAFILM, PROCESSED
6780TAPHOTOGRAPHIC SETS, KITS, AND OUTFITS
6820TADYES
6840TAPEST CONTROL AGENTS AND DISINFECTANTS
6850TAMISCELLANEOUS CHEMICAL SPECIALTIES
6910TATRAINING AIDS
6920TAARMAMENT TRAINING DEVICES
6930TAOPERATION TRAINING DEVICES
6940TACOMMUNICATION TRAINING DEVICES
7110TAOFFICE FURNITURE
7125TACABINETS, LOCKERS, BINS, AND SHELVING
7195TAMISCELLANEOUS FURNITURE AND FIXTURES
7210TAHOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS
7310TAFOOD COOKING, BAKING, AND SERVING EQUIPMENT
7320TAKITCHEN EQUIPMENT AND APPLIANCES
7330TAKITCHEN HAND TOOLS AND UTENSILS
7340TACUTLERY AND FLATWARE
7350TATABLEWARE
7360TASETS, KITS, OUTFITS AND MODULES, FOOD PREPERATION AND SERVING
7450TAOFFICE TYPE SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING MACHINES
7490TAMISCELLANEOUS OFFICE MACHINES
7510TAOFFICE SUPPLIES
7520TAOFFICE DEVICES AND ACCESSORIES
7530TASTATIONERY AND RECORD FORMS
7610TABOOKS AND PAMPHLETS
7630TANEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS
7660TASHEET AND BOOK MUSIC
7670TAMICROFILM, PROCESSED
7690TAMISCELLANEOUS PRINTED MATIER
7910TAFLOOR POLISHERS AND VACUUM CLEANING EQUIPMENT
7920TABROOMS, BRUSHES, MOPS, AND SPONGES
7930TACLEANING AND POLISHING COMPOUNDS AND PREPARATIONS
8010TAPAINTS, DOPES, VARNISHES, AND RELATED PRODUCTS
8020TAPAINT AND ARTISTS' BRUSHES
8030TAPRESERVATIVE AND SEALING COMPOUNDS
8040TAADHESIVES
8105TABAGS AND SACKS
8110TADRUMS AND CANS
8115TABOXES, CARTONS, AND CRATES
8125TABOTTLES AND JARS
8130TAREELS AND SPOOLS
8135TAPACKAGING AND PACKING BULK MATERIALS
8140BA·BoPPAMMUNITION AND NUCLEAR ORDNANCE BOXES, PACKAGES AND SPECIAL CONTAINERS
8145TASPECIALIZED SHIPPING AND STORAGE CONTAINERS
8150TAFREIGHT CONTAINERS
8405BerryOUTERWEAR, MEN'S
8410BerryOUTERWEAR, WOMEN'S
8415BerryCLOTHING, SPECIAL PURPOSE
8420BerryUNDERWEAR AND NIGHTWEAR, MEN'S
8425BerryUNDERWEAR AND NIGHTWEAR, WOMEN'S
8430BerryFOOTWEAR, MEN'S
8435BerryFOOTWEAR, WOMEN'S
8440BerryHOSIERY, HANDWEAR, AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES, MEN'S
8445BerryHOSIERY, HANDWEAR, AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES, WOMEN'S
8450BerryCHILDREN'S AND INFANTS' APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES
8455BerryBADGES AND INSIGNIA
8460TALUGGAGE
8465BerryINDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT
8475BerrySPECIALIZED FLIGHT CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES
8540TATOILETRY PAPER PRODUCTS
9110TAFUELS, SOLID
9150TAOILS AND GREASES: CUTTING, LUBRICATING, AND HYDRAULIC
9160BA-BoPPMISCELLANEOUS WAXES, OILS, AND FATS
9310TAPAPER AND PAPERBOARD
9505BA-BoPPWIRE, NONELECTRICAL
9510BA-BoPPBARS AND RODS
9515BA-BoPPPLATE, SHEET, STRIP, FOIL, AND LEAF
9520BA-BoPPSTRUCTURAL SHAPES
9525BA-BoPPWIRE, NONELECTRICAL, NONFERROUS BASE METAL
9530BA-BoPPBARS AND RODS, NONFERROUS BASE METAL
9535BA-BoPPPLATE, SHEET, STRIP, AND FOIL; NONFERROUS BASE METAL
9540BA-BoPPSTRUCTURAL SHAPES, NONFERROUS BASE METAL
9545TAPLATE, SHEET, STRIP, FOIL, AND WIRE: PRECIOUS METAL
9905TASIGNS, ADVERTISING DISPLAYS, AND IDENTIFICATION PLATES

Validate Your ACES Business Representative Certificate with GSA

Digital Certificates: Don’t let this delay your success!

All GSA Schedule holders and new offerors who wish to do business with the GSA Federal Supply Schedule program must have a digital certificate to access various GSA systems that are essential for continued success.  These systems include the eOffer system (used to submit new offers to GSA), eMod (submitting contract modifications), and the new FAS Sales Reporting system used to submit your monthly FSS sales.

As consultants, we are equipped with the appropriate certificates that are used to access GSA systems on your behalf, however GSA does require that at least 1 individual (who is also an authorized negotiator on the contract) that is a direct employee of your organization have this certificate as well.

If you think you’re fine and have a certificate installed, are you also tracking the expiration date?  Digital certificates have a 2 year shelf life and a new application must be processed with the appropriate vendor.  Also keep in mind that this process will take at least a couple of weeks and tracking the expiration date of your existing certificate will help avoid any possible interruption of access.

For new offerors that have decided to submit an offer under the GSA Federal Supply Schedule program, or if you need a new certificate, please follow the instruction provided by GSA.

If you are an existing FSS contractor and not sure if you have access to GSA’s system, use this time to see if you have access in order to mitigate any possible delays in the future.  Here’s how to check:

  • Find the computer and browser in which your digital certificate was installed
  • Go to https://eoffer.gsa.gov/
  • Click ‘Sign In’ under ‘Contract Offers or Contract Modifications.

After the click, and if you’re certificate was found, a prompt will pop up and show you the certificates installed on the machine.  If you see an ACES certificate with your name listed, you now know that the certificate has been installed properly and you know what browser you should be using moving forward (Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc.).  Below is my digital certificate after clicking the appropriate sign in button.

digital certificate
IF IT DOES NOT POP UP: No pop up means that there was no digital certificate found on either that machine and/or browser.  Keep trying until you find it, and if no certificate can be ultimately be found, click here to find out how to apply for a new digital certificate and follow instructions from the provider.

IF IT DOES POP UP: Select the appropriate certificate and click ‘OK’ to go to the next screen.  Congratulations, you have a digital certificate installed!  At this point, you need to find out if you are authorized to access your contract via eMod.

  1. After clicking ‘OK’, enter your DUNS and click ‘Submit’.
  2. Ensure that the contract number is selected and click ‘Select Contract’

The next screen will let you know if you an Authorized Negotiator or not and the next screen will surely let you know.  If you see the eMod main screen, you’re good to go with no further actions!  Remember, track the expiration date so that you know when to submit for a new certificate.

If the next screen looks similar to the screenshot below, you are either 1) not an Authorized Negotiator who is authorized to access the contract, or 2) you are an Authorized Negotiator, however your certificate is not syncing with GSA’s systems.

If this is the case:

  1. Fill in all information with the * and click ‘Submit Request’.  DO NOT CHANGE any pre-populated information such as the name an email address.  These fields are what allows your digital certificate to sync with GSA’s systems.
  2. Continue to follow the on screen instructions until the Authorized Negotiator modification is submitted.  Be prepared to upload two documents prior to submission: a signed cover letter requesting to be added to the contract AND a screenshot of your digital certificate.

What is a CAGE Code?

CAGE Code stands for Commercial and Government Entity code.

The Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency, (DLA) assigns the five-character ID and uses alpha numeric identifier is assigned to entities located in the United States and its’ territories.

How is a Cage Code Used?

Any company pursuing business with the Federal Government, must have a CAGE code. It supports a variety of procurement and acquisition processes throughout the U.S. Government.

CAGE codes are also used outside the United States and its territories under the NATO Codification System (NCS) and are referred to as NATO Commercial and Government Entity, NCAGE Codes.  Find more information on how to obtain NCAGE codes here.

How to Get a CAGE Code?

The government does not charge for registration, assignment, and maintenance of CAGE Codes. Any company that wants to do business with the Federal Government must register at SAM.gov. During registration, you will be assigned a new CAGE Code if one doesn’t already exist. If you already have one, your information will be updated.

Once your Sam Registration is submitted, information is then routed to DLA for CAGE Code assignment. You can check your registration status with the SAM Status Tracker. Once DLA approves and assigns the code, it is sent back to SAM and included to the Entity Registration.

If you are NOT pursuing business with the Government but require a CAGE Code, you may navigate to the DLA’s website to Request One. The DLA CAGE Program Office is the only authorized source for U.S. CAGE Codes and has up to 10 business days to process all CAGE Requests.

Do CAGE Codes Expire?

As of August 26, 2016, CAGE Codes are assigned an expiration date of five years from the last update. For now, any Cage Codes updated prior to August 26, 2016 do not have an expiration date assigned.

How to Update a CAGE Code

Updating the CAGE information regularly through SAM or the CAGE office will keep it from expiring.

If you need to Update yours, you can visit the DLA’s CAGE website.

 

Mass Mod for new PSS Coming Soon

New Mass Modifications to accommodate the new Professional Services Schedule

GSA Interact has recently announced an important update regarding necessary actions to contractors who are migrating over to the Professional Services Schedule (PSS).  As you know, the PSS is a new contracting vehicle comprised of existing schedules in hopes to provide customers and contractors with the benefits of streamlined acquisitions.

An advisory mass modification will be issued within 2-3 weeks concerning those who were affected by the new PSS change that took place between August 3rd and August 4th. This modification will help existing schedule contractors’ transition to the 00CORP schedule, which will change into the PSS schedule.

See if your contracts are affected

The mass modification is mandatory for the majority of contract holders, but there are special cases in which a firm should NOT accept the modifications it receives:

  • If the firm already had a 00CORP contract, before the migration, with an individual schedule contact affected by PSS.
  • If two FABS Schedules are held, with one of them being a set aside contract.
  • If the firm is still in the process of making the migration to 00CORP.
  • If, after the migration to 00CORP, one or more of the schedule contracts is allowed to expire or is cancelled at a later date due to existing BPAs.

Effective October 1, 2015, the subject GSA Schedule contract will convert in its entirety to the PSS.

For more information regarding the modification, please visit GSA Interact’s Website.

The Road to a Successful Transition

Professional Services Schedule Updates

To recap, the new Professional Services Schedule (PSS) is a new single Multiple Award Schedule (MAS). It was created to help provide total solutions for complex professional services requirements, as well as eliminating confusion, and saving time by managing only a single schedule.

As mentioned before, the transition for single schedule vendors will take place on October 1st, in the form of a mass mod, for the following contract types:

  • Schedule 520 Financial and Business Solutions (FABS)
  • Schedule 541 Advertising and Integrated Marketing Services (AIMS)
  • Schedule 738 II Language Services
  • Schedule 871 Professional Engineering Services (PES)
  • Schedule 874 Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS)
  • Schedule 874V Logistics Worldwide (Logworld)
  • Schedule 899 Environmental Services

If only one of your contracts is affected:

  • The only changes will be the schedule name and the solicitation number.

If two or more contracts are affected:

  • These firms must migrate (merging of two or more contracts into a single contract). Any of these firms that have not migrated may have one or more of their contracts no longer visible in Schedules elibrary, GSA Advantage or eBuy after October 1st.
  • Single schedules will migrate into a 00CORP contract.
  • There will be a new GS-00F-xxxx contract number. Terms and conditions, SINs, and labor categories will mirror the single schedules that were migrated.
  • After the Migration, single schedule contracts will be “cancelled” or be let to “set expire”. A modification will be issued confirming the status of the remaining single schedule contracts. It is necessary to use the new 00CORP number for any new acquisitions.
  • A modification request package must be created and submitted prior to July 31 to ensure it is reviewed and awarded prior to October 1st

Existing BPAs and TOs:

Should there be any current Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) and Task Orders (TOs), it is recommended that contractors inform customer agencies of the impending migration. GSA posted a helpful document for agencies on interact titled “Handling BPAs and Task Orders (TOs)”.

If there is a BPA established under a single schedule contract, it is preferred that the BPA is transferred over to the new consolidated contract number. Alternatively leaving the BPA as is, will result in the BPA expiring when the single schedule expires.

  • Moving the BPA over to the new consolidated contract number is recommended because it allows the BPA to continue it’s agreed upon period of performance without any possible service interruptions. Terms and conditions of a BPA will not change. The administrative change is documented by an approved Memo to file.
  • When leaving the BPA in the existing schedule to expire, GSA will not take any further action on these contracts to modify. The sole purpose of the existing Schedule contract remaining in place is to support the active BPA(s) disclosed by the firm to GSA at time of migration.

If you have not completed the migration request modification, it is still required, there is simply not the guarantee that both contracts will be present immediately following the October 1st rollout.

 

 

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