GSA MAS Refresh #14 Impacts Financial Management Solutions

GSA MAS Refresh #14 Impacts Financial Management Solutions

The General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Services (FAS) is releasing a Refresh #14 to Solicitation 47QSMD20R0001. This refresh temporarily closes the Core Financial Management Solutions (Core FS) Subgroup of SIN 518210FM to new offers and modifications, however contractors will have alternative to continue to submit. After the review, the Subgroup will reopen.

What is the FM QSMO Marketplace?

What is the FM QSMO Marketplace?

Financial Management Quality Service Management Office (FM QSMO) is an initiative created to help achieve the US Treasury modernize the financial systems in various agencies. They have teamed with GSA to establish a new Special Item Number 518218FM on the GSA Schedule.

GSAAdvantage! Common Catalog Platform Pilot Coming

GSAAdvantage! Common Catalog Platform Pilot Coming

The Common Catalog Platform, or CCP, is a new web-based application developed by GSA to improve vendors’ experience, improve efficiency and address accessibility issues. GSA will release CCP as a pilot to Office Supplies 4th generation (OS4) contractors in 2023. With the updates to the modification process, GSA hopes the catalog becomes an integrated part of the modification process.

What is the Industrial Funding Fee (IFF)?

What is the Industrial Funding Fee (IFF)?

It is important for GSA Schedule holders to understand the Industrial Funding Fee (IFF). As a self-funding agency, the IFF allows GSA to collect revenue with every product/service sold through a GSA contract. It is imperative that contractors fulfill their obligations and remain compliant by reporting sales and paying this IFF.

What is GSA Ascend BPA?

What is GSA Ascend BPA?

General Services Administration (GSA) is going to simplify cloud acquisitions through the new Ascend Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). This BPA is in addition to GSA cloud offerings in the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) and the Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts...
GSA Opens Path for Startups to Get on GSA Schedule

GSA Opens Path for Startups to Get on GSA Schedule

Young companies with a drive to operate in the federal space can now pursue a GSA Schedule contract. GSA has opened the opportunity for small businesses with less than two years of experience to obtain their Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract. The GSA schedule is the most popular Government-wide contracting vehicle in the public space and Coley has over 20 years’ experience helping companies obtain and maintain their GSA Schedules.

What is TXMAS and the TXMAS Extension?

What is TXMAS and the TXMAS Extension?

TXMAS stands for Texas Multiple Award Schedule and is a program that is used to supplement the Statewide Procurement Division (SPD) term contracts. The TXMAS program uses existing competitively awarded government contracts, primarily the GSA schedule, to service the...
GSA $50B Polaris GWAC Revised Language Released

GSA $50B Polaris GWAC Revised Language Released

A revised Polaris release, a week before solicitation release, was met with great uproar when GSA revised the SBA Mentor-protégé Joint Ventures (JV) requirements. Many small businesses were concerned that the release provided SBA Mentor-protégé Joint Ventures too much...
GSA Plans Release of MAS Refresh #11

GSA Plans Release of MAS Refresh #11

With refresh 10 sent April 1st, it seems GSA has forgotten something, a scheduled refresh 11 is set to be released April 11th.    GSA Solicitation refresh 11 will be created to revise the COVID-19 vaccine mandate…again. The vaccine was mandated by...
How Does the Mentor-Protégé Program Work?

How Does the Mentor-Protégé Program Work?

The SBA Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) is designed to cultivate strong protégé firms through mentor-provided business development assistance, and to help protégés successfully compete for government contracts. As of November 16, 2020, the 8(a) Mentor-Protégé program and...
What is the Micro Purchase Threshold?

What is the Micro Purchase Threshold?

The Micro Purchase Threshold (MPT) is the maximum dollar amount that an authorized buyer can purchase without having to go through acquisition bidding processes and they preferred method of payment is the Government Purchase Card. What this simply means, is that the...
What’s NEW with Polaris GWAC

What’s NEW with Polaris GWAC

The Polaris Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) provides the opportunity for access to highly qualified small business information technology (IT) service providers. The purpose of GSA’s Polaris GWAC continues to be to achieve partner base expansions, provide...

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